Gillian Anderson Interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel Live October 10, 2009Posted by FCM in entertainment, international, pop culture.
Tags: interview, pregnancy, scully, television, the xfiles
this is a two-part interview from 2008 with actor gillian anderson, x-files’ agent scully…as if you didnt know. i have to say, this woman is either a fantastic flirt, or just a terrific actor (or both?)
notice the way she effortlessly interacts with one of tv’s biggest goof-offs, and seems completely approachable…all the while being hugely, gorgeously pregnant. i love, love love her laugh. until i heard it here, i dont think i had ever heard her laugh before. i guess agent scully wasnt exactly a cut-up…but agent mulder wasnt a laugh-a-minute either was he?
any comments about the x-files, scully, and any feminist themes of her character or the show are welcome. or…anything else you want to say! i could google the “feminist themes of the x-files” and list some other bloggers opinions here, but i would rather know what you think. personally, i always noticed how the story-lines revolved around mulder’s life and his work…once and awhile they did a story around scully’s personal life, and it was striking. thats how i knew they didnt really do them a whole lot (sometimes you just dont notice these things until they are made painfully obvious?) remember the one where she gets a tattoo? (she ends up regretting it, and almost dying). or the one where she runs into an ex-lover in the hospital…and his daughter is still pissed at scully for the affair?
yes, the three times scully’s sexuality is addressed on the show, once she almost dies; one was ancient history; and the third isnt really addressed at all, but for the fetus left behind by agent mulder in the last episodes.
i have seasons 1-6 on my i-pod, and i also noticed, when watching them sequentially, that scully was always getting kidnapped in the early seasons of the show. i mean really. how many FBI agents have even been kidnapped once, let alone a bunch of times? scully also quite noticeably gets a makeover sometime around season 4. gillian anderson herself has mentioned this makeover several times in different interviews: she says that basically, she wasnt paying attention to the way she looked, and someone in wardrobe was asleep at the wheel until they had been on the air for awhile and someone said “do you really want to look like that?” that signaled the end of the pastel pumps and shoulder pads, and the beginning of flattering hair styles and dark, unbuttoned, and fitted suits.
part two is below. enjoy!