The X Files set is a virile spot, full of jockish joking and camaraderie. “There’s a lot of testosterone on the set, “ she agrees. Chris Carter is an avid surfer, and David Duchovny is a longtime jock, but Gillian Anderson, who also surfs, holds her own in this company. “I tend to be guy-friendly. “
She pauses, then says the following slowly and carefully: “It only bothers me when it makes it difficult for inclusion in any way. I am very independent. I can take care of myself, I don’t feel left out. But when it has to do with work, and my input on the work, I need to be heard. I will not tolerate not being heard as a result of excess testosterone. “
“And is the group of people good about hearing you? “ I ask.
She pauses and says, “Uhh … yes and no. “
— Details Magazine, June 1998
"Gillian Anderson was a great sport in this – easy going and up for it. She’s got the glacial sort of persona but as a woman she’s so down to earth. It’s a tough thing to act opposite Rowan – you’re not quite sure where you fit. Are you allowed to be funny? And the director’s saying “no, I think it’ll be funnier if you play it straight.” I really enjoyed working with her. We’ve sort of adopted her in Britain. She was great in the BBC’s Bleak House."
— Oliver Parker- Johnny English Reborn Director - Time Out Sydney
(Source : au.timeout.com)
"Fame is complicated and definitely overrated. There are perks to it that are unfathomable. But the other aspect is there’s little to no privacy at all - being anywhere at any time and knowing that somebody you cannot see is probably taking a picture of you, which has happened hundreds of times. I look around and cannot see anyone and a couple of weeks later I see a photo of me looking around."
— Gillian Anderson, “Movieline” magazine, Dec. 1998 (via lady-3jane)
"[This is] my first scene I’ve shot with Gillian Anderson where I knew this lady had tremendous talent. When she tackles this guy in this alley and gets him down and starts screaming ‘Did you shot my sister? Did you kill my sister?’ I saw a side of this lady’s performance that absolutely blew my mind."
— Kim Manners on the audio comment on the “X-Files”-Episode “Apocrypha” (via lady-3jane)
"It’s like she homes in on the character. (…) And, once she has perfected the part - down to the most intricate facial expressions - she doesn’t mess around. All her takes are absoluteley spot-on."
— Kevin MacDonald, director of ‘The last king of Scotland’ (via lady-3jane)
"Her presence on stage is extraordinary you can’t take your eyes off her. I mean she walked in the room at the audition I knew, you can just tell."
— Ric Murphy, Theatre School Professor, A&E’S Biography, December 29, 1998 (via lady-3jane)
"I’ ve worked on many different film sets catering, for example on the X-Files-Pilot. I had met Gillian Anderson way back then. That was really cool, because everybody was at the beginning of their carrers and very relaxed. But Gillian hasn’t changed much since then. I met her recently on the set of ‘Enemy of the state’ and she’d recognized me immediately. We chatted some time. I like her a lot."
— Seth Green, star of “Idle Hand” and X-Files’ Deep Throat, German Mag ‘Pop Rocky’, ca. 1998, thanks to ‘Anonymous`’ (via lady-3jane)
"(…)And she’s very down-to-earth. Very sweet. What was funny was that…We really only spent one day together, the scene where I’m playing it like Roger Moore, walking around and talking to her and stuff. It was a very cold day, and what I remember about that is we stood there, and I hadn’t really got a chance to know her. And she had a lot of lines. She was running them over in her head. And she was standing there [mumbling]. And I kept going, “Sorry, what?” I kept thinking she was talking to me! And she’d go, “I’m just doing my lines.” And she had a kind of English accent that day…But she’s very nice. Really lovely."
— Rob Brydon on working with Gillian Anderson on “Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story” (via lady-3jane)
"Supernatural went a step further and created a show open in the style of the opening credits from the show that starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. It’s a testament to this critically-acclaimed sci-fi favorite that eight years after the series goes off the air, it’s still being referenced. That’s a mark of a show that made a huge impact on TV"."
TV Guide, November 20th 2010
"The advice I would give my daughter is that she should celebrate her youth and take advantage of all the choices she has – they’re a gift and a blessing."
Gillian Anderson, “words of wisdom to her 16 years old daughter”, Telegraph Interview Nov 19th, 2010
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"My bodyguard isn’t here, nobody jump me!"
Gillian Anderson joking during one of the WTNIF stage doors 2002/2003
Stage doors quotes are made of win. Love them all !!