Q&A with Gillian Anderson on Twitter
February 21, 2016
I'm here. Go!
What would you say to young girls struggling to figure out their sexuality?
Try it all and see which one feels the most authentically you.
ave you ever made it through a day without swearing?
What's one of the top things still on your bucket list?
If Stella and Scully meet each other, what would they talk about?
What do you think Scully's hidden talent is?
Walking on her hands.
Besides Chewie, who's your favorite star wars character?
I want Maz to move in with me.
Did Scully get to keep Dagoo? And did she name him something different?
Dagoo is here with me now!
What was the best episode for you to shoot?
Darin's [Morgan] because I never get to be funny!
F**k, Marry, Kill: David Duchovny, Nathan Fillion, Jamie Dornan
Marry them all, fuck them all and then kill them all!
Scale of 1-10: how excited are you for Streetcar in NY?
Right now it's unfathomable!
What's your favorite healthy food?
Brown rice and kale.
When doing a very emotional scene, is it hard to allow yourself to come back to reality? How do you do it?
No, but strangely it's harder to "fake" emotional when I'm actually feeling emotional.
What house would you belong to if you went to Hogwarts?
I don't trust any club that will have me!
If The X-Files came to an end, where would you want Scully to be in her life?
On a rock or log or a bench with Mulder.
If you could go back and give one piece of advice to 18 year old you, what would it be?
Do self-esteemable things, honour yourself always, and spread kindness daily.
Do you prefer being called a red head, ginger or freak of nature?
Freak of nature. But I'm not a red head.
Would Mulder ever propose to Scully?
Maybe on mushrooms.
What's your most vivid memory from waiting tables?
The smell of food in my hair at the end of the day!
What's your favorite thing to do in your free time?
What free time?!
I'd love to know what series are you watching right now?
If I had time, I'd watch The Jinx.
What is one thing you would wish for Scully in the future?
Favourite film ever?
Big cliche but The Godfather.
What's one word you use too much?
Are you fucking kidding me? :)
Which Shakespeare character/tragic hero would be your dream role?
I should probably do Lady Macbeth before I die.
What is your most memorable moment on stage?
Every minute of Streetcar.
Which is your favourite book?
My favorite audiobook is Campbell Scott's reading of Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls".
What was your favourite TV show as a child?
I lived in London in the 70s, there was no tv.
What's your favourite Blanche Dubois quote?
Physical beauty is passing - a transitory possession. But beauty of the mind, richness of the spirit, tenderness of the heart - I have all those things - aren't taken away but grow! Increase with the years!
Your favorite song at the moment?
It's Funkadelic from the 70s - Maggot Brain. Wait - it's Maggot Brain by Funkadelic!
Have you had a chance to wear the leather pants you bought online?
No, no and no :)
What was your favorite subject in school when you were younger?
Art and creative writing.
What kind of drunk do you think Scully is?
What is something that you still want to try and accomplish?
Mixed media and video installation.
What is Scully's favourite way to relax?
Apparently, the last time she relaxed was sitting on the couch reading "Breakfast at Tiffany's".
What's your favourite ice cream flavour?
Dark chocolate gelato with a side of lemon sorbet.
How's Chewie adjusting to life in London?
Let's just say he keeps me warm. :)
What's your go to happy song?
We are the People by Empire of the Sun.
We hardly ever see you as a villain character, what bad guy character would you love to play?
The female version of Javier Bardem's Bond villain.
If you could travel to any place/time, where/when would you go?
The 60s. Woodstock.
If you could keep one prop from the show, what would it be?
Scully's gravestone. I actually own it!
How would you describe your style in three words?
Haphazard, unpredictable, untrendy.
How cool was it having Piper work on the revival?
What is your everyday source of inspiration?
Other women who have stood for their values and beliefs.
What advice do you have for girls who still aren't sure about who they are?
The answers will come if you search inside rather than outside.
Thanks for keeping me entertained, gotta rinse! Tune in to see me save the world tomorrow night!