Posted at 10:32 AM (PDT) on Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Interview: Gillian Anderson
Net-A-Porter: July 24, 2014
The award-winning actress talks to ELEANOR MORGAN about standing up for female equality in her roles as a feminist and mother
When the TV crime drama The Fall premiered last year, word quickly spread that this was a show to become obsessed with. Starring Gillian Anderson as the tough, fiercely intelligent, feminist policewoman brought in to investigate a series of murders, amid a tense, brilliantly crafted plot, the short series flashed a light on the hypocrisy of sexual equality when it comes to sex.
Anderson, of course, is best known for playing the pouting skeptic-turned-believer Agent Dana Scully in The X-Files – a role that, at its peak, made her one of the world's biggest stars. Over the past decade, though, she has reinvented herself via critically acclaimed roles in dramas such as Great Expectations and Bleak House. There can be no questioning of her acting talent. This woman has it in spades. And this month, she will be taking to the stage as troubled Southern belle Blanche DuBois in London's Young Vic's production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, a part she describes as "the role of a lifetime".