temple dent

Gillian Anderson walks into a rehearsal room in south London having just hit her head with her own car door at the end of the school run. The large swelling on her right temple does little to dent her beauty – those sculpted cheeks and large, compelling eyes – nor her sharp intelligence, but it is a cause for concern.

“Headbutting children again,” teases Ben Foster, her co-star in a new production of A Streetcar Named Desire, as we fuss around, finding an ice pack, while Anderson settles down, elegant in a yellow chiffon dress, laughing at her own incompetence.

The Telegraph, July 2014 (x)