Gillian Anderson says filming “The X-Files” gave her “mini blackouts”
Since The X-Files first ended in 2002, Gillian Anderson has seemed to work whenever she felt like it. She will make the film every now and then but she has never been consistent. Same thing with TV shows. She always basks in raves for her weird place on Margaret Thatcher on The crown, but in a new hollywood reporter roundtable with other actresses, she confessed that the show that made her also almost destroyed her.
“I had a few mini blackouts during this, and in the end I couldn’t talk about it, I couldn’t see it, I couldn’t see pictures, I couldn’t,” she said. to Cynthia Erivo, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Mj Rodriguez and Sarah Paulson. But she found a solution.
“I needed to immediately immerse myself in the theater of another country,” Anderson said. “And then after a while I was able to kiss her again, but when I started kissing her, it was almost like I had separated so much that I was looking at the picture like it was. was another person. When you immerse yourself as completely as possible, and we do it for such long periods of time, there will be no consequences to that. Of course, there will be consequences to that. “
Anderson also admitted that she “never really pursued things,” which may explain why her work is relatively sporadic. She continued:
“And when I’m done with X-Files, I didn’t know if I wanted to come back to a set one day. So besides growing up in the UK and wanting to go back there, I knew it would take time before I could do that. And in London, you could go from theater to television, and that has always been my dream. But every actor has what he wants more than what he has, and I’m a movie buff, so I [wonder], ‘Why do I keep doing TV? All I want is to make a movie. And I still do TV.
That said, Anderson has a movie in the works: White bird: a wonderful story, a war drama that associates her with no less than Helen Mirren. And be sure Sex education, above The crown, there is nothing to sneeze.