Having a ball in Belfast
Posted at 6:21 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, May 26, 2004

The Mirror
By Paul Martin

X-Files star Gillian Anderson was drinking on the job yesterday as she soaked up the sun in Belfast.

Gillian, 35, took a break from filming on the streets of the city to sip from a bottle of water and chat to her co-stars.

She is starring in The Mighty Celt alongside Trainspotting star Robert Carlyle and will be in the North for the next three weeks.

"I'm having a ball," she said. "It's a great city and I can't wait to see more of it."

The Mirror also reports that she wasted no time getting used to the luxurious surroundings of her hotel in Belfast and showed the staff how appreciative she was for their help with generous tips.

Within minutes of arriving, she requested the number of a top local beautician and hair stylist. Then she went to the hotel's best room and enjoyed a bath while ordering room service.

The Mirror's source explained: "She was extremely nice to everyone and seemed to be enjoying a life of luxury. She also tips very well so needless to say the staff are very happy."