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 “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
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.’
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https://www.soundhealthandlastingwealth.com/celebrity/gillian-anderson-says-she-wants-psychopath-roles-as-theres-more-pressure-playing-real-women/ Gillian Anderson says she wants “psychopathic” roles as there’s more pressure to play real women