Gillian Anderson says she wants “psychopathic” roles as there’s more pressure to play real women

Gillian Anderson has said she wants to play more “psychopaths” after playing mostly against breakthrough women in her career so far.

After landing roles as Dana Scully on The X-Files, Margaret Thatcher on The Crown and Jean Milburn on Sex Education, the famous actress said she was keen on a change.

“Women interest me. I enjoy it [playing real life women]. But the pressure and the expectations are greater,” she told Der Spiegel.

New Role: Sex Education and X-Files star Gillian Anderson has said she wants to play more

New Role: Sex Education and X-Files star Gillian Anderson has said she wants to play more

New Role: Sex Education and X-Files star Gillian Anderson has said she wants to play more “psychopaths” after playing mostly breakthrough women in her career so far

“Maybe I’ll take a break and play some psychopaths.”

It comes after Gillian was touted by new Time Lord Ncuti Gatwa for a villain role in Doctor Who.

Ncuti starred alongside Gillian in Sex Education as Eric Effiong and told reporters he would love to fight alongside his co-star in the long-running sci-fi series.

She is currently starring in Channel 4’s The Great – a drama about Catherine the Great directed by Nicholas Hoult and Ellie Fanning.

Pressure: After landing roles as Dana Scully on'The X-Files' and Margaret Thatcher on'The Crown,' the famous actress said she was keen on a change

Pressure: After landing roles as Dana Scully on'The X-Files' and Margaret Thatcher on'The Crown,' the famous actress said she was keen on a change

Pressure: After landing roles as Dana Scully on ‘The X-Files’ and Margaret Thatcher on ‘The Crown,’ the famous actress said she was keen on a change

Gillian attributed her success in her career to taking risks.

“I don’t think I’ve ever stayed in my lane, either figuratively or literally,” admitted the 53-year-old.

“I remember being in a therapy session with my mom and working through some things.

She said her mother told a therapist: “Nobody ever tells Gillian what she can and can’t do. She will do what she wants. That was true then and now.’

Gillian added: ‘If I had listened to other people I wouldn’t have ended up in the UK, wouldn’t have ended up in the theatre, The X-Files… sometimes you can succeed if you don’t stick to the party line.’

Recommended: It comes after Gillian was touted by new Time Lord Ncuti Gatwa for a villain role in Doctor Who

Recommended: It comes after Gillian was touted by new Time Lord Ncuti Gatwa for a villain role in Doctor Who

Recommended: It comes after Gillian was touted by new Time Lord Ncuti Gatwa for a villain role in Doctor Who

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