Gillian at How To Lose Friends Premiere
Posted at 2:41 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, September 24, 2008

X Files star attends film premiere
The Press Association
September 24, 2008

Heavily pregnant Gillian Anderson attended the premiere of her new film - Brit-flick How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.

Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead comedy star Simon Pegg, who plays the lead in the movie, was also on the red carpet.

How To Lose Friends and Alienate People is based on the best-selling book of the same name by British journalist Toby Young. It chronicles Young's ignominious period as a journalist at New York's prestigious Vanity Fair magazine.

Pegg, 38, plays Young, whose bad manners and predilection for vulgar pranks win him no friends and cause monumental mishaps in New York.

The romantic comedy also stars Spider-Man actress Kirsten Dunst as the journalist's love interest. But Dunst, who was reported to be in rehab in Utah earlier this year for depression, was not at the world premiere in London's Leicester Square because she was said to be filming.

Bleak House and X Files star Anderson, 40, did arrive, despite being eight months pregnant with her third child.

"I'm so close to popping out but the cravings have ended," she said. "This time around, nectarines were the only thing that I had a craving for."

Asked if she was planning to follow other celebrities by giving her baby an eccentric name, she said: "No I don't think so. I have chosen something but I don't think it's crazy."

Also in The Daily Mail.