The next scene I wanted to touch on is the 20-minute interrogation scene, which became a great power play between Spector and Stella. How did you approach that crucial sequence?
I thought that it was exquisitely written. How did I prepare for it? I mean one always intends to be entirely off-book, but with something like this, it’s really important to know 100 percent that you are off-book and can follow the rhythm of the scene from beginning to end without interruption. When we did a rehearsal of it, it was clear that Jamie felt the same way because we were able to do the 11-and-a-half pages straight through. What was fascinating about the process was that because we haven’t sat face-to-face in scenes before, it was as much about the actors dancing as it was about the characters dancing and observing each other, sussing each other out. We both lightly got into…predatory is the wrong word, but it’s almost like two cobras facing off. A cobra and a mongoose or something. It was something about that, and because it’s such a quiet scene, and we end up very grounded in our bodies but also very much in each other’s space. It had that kind of heightened sense to it. It was so much fun to play, and also to see how good Jamie was and could be.
With so much talk of The X-Files going around, it’s nice to visit one of Gillian’s other roles. Hopefully voters will listen and nominate her for an Emmy this year.
You can read the whole interview from Yahoo TV here.
If there is ever such a thing as too much Gillian Anderson, this might be the year for it.
(Webmistress note: There can never be a thing as too much Gillian.)
“People are going to get so sick of me,” says Anderson, 46, who has lined up four series. Now appearing opposite Mads Mikkelsen in the third season of NBC’s macabre Hannibal (Thursdays, 10 p.m. ET/PT), the Emmy-winning actress will also star next year in Fox’s update of sci-fi smash The X-Files, Season 3 of BBC’s The Fall, also due on Netflix, and BBC’s War and Peace miniseries, airing on Lifetime, History and A&E.
“It’s a great time. I’m very fortunate to have the range of stuff available to me right now,” she adds. “It’s nice to be able to work out how to fit as much of it in as possible, and still have a life and be an active mother” to three children.
You can read the entire USA Today article here.
BBC 2 has released the first trailer for Season 2 of The Fall. The Fall returns this fall.
The show’s second season is poised to the pick up from the season one finale which saw serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) evading the police investigation headed by Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson). A personal link from Spector’s past opens up some clues for Gibson but provokes Spector in ways that threatens to jeopardise the whole investigation. Gibson is forced to take ever greater risks but the closer she comes to capturing him, the more Spector trespasses into her private world, delighting in taunting and provoking her. As the net gradually tightens around him he becomes psychologically ever more dangerous and destructive.