Gillian Anderson not bossy with kids
By: Bang Showbiz
Winnipeg Free Press
September 30, 2011
Gillian Anderson finds it funny that she keeps being cast as bossy characters because she isn't strict in real life.
The 43-year-old actress plays a spy chief in comedy action movie Johnny English Reborn, and she admits it took her some time to get used to her character because she isn't strict with her children Piper, 17, Oscar, four and Felix, two.
Speaking at a press conference at Claridge's Hotel in London today (30.09.11), the former X-Files star told BANG Showbiz: "I don't know why I keep being cast as everybody's boss because if you saw me in my real life, in my black jeans and my flip-flops running around a playground with my kids I'm very different. I keep being cast in these roles and it cracks me up! That in and of itself is funny enough for me to say, 'Yes, why not, I'll show you!'"
Although many have compared her part in the movie to a comedy version of James Bond's MI6 boss M - currently played by Dame Judi Dench - she didn't watch the actress for inspiration.
Gillian - who stars opposite Rowan Atkinson in the film - added: "Everybody keeps bringing up Dame Judi Dench as M, it's an obvious parallel to a degree. But I need to actually go back and watch that because I haven't got a clue if I am, in my subconscious memory, copying her. My memory of Judi Dench doing much of anything is she manages to hold everybody in her power with a whisper. She whispers and everybody is paralyzed. It takes Pegasus more effort to maintain control than Judi Dench's M. I don't know how many similarities. I'm curious now that everybody keeps bringing it up."