March Events & ‘This Morning’ Stills

The gallery has been updated with HQ images from Gillian’s & Jennifer’s press tour in New York discussing their new book, We: A Manifesto For Women Everywhere. I’ve also added HQ stills from their appearance on London’s ‘This Morning’, as well as beautiful outtakes from Grazia magazine & The Guardian. More to be added soon!

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Public Appearances > Events From 2017 > Mar 8: The Duchess Of Cornwall Hosts A Reception At Buckingham Palace For Southbank Centre’s WOW – Women Of The World Festival
Public Appearances > Events From 2017 > Mar 13: AOL Build Series Presents Gillian Anderson And Jennifer Nadel Discussing ‘We: A Manifesto For Women Everywhere’
Public Appearances > Events From 2017 > Mar 13: Jennifer Nadel In Conversation With Gillian Anderson Discussing ‘We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere’
Public Appearances > Events From 2017 > Mar 15: Tribeca Talks – Gillian Anderson & Jennifer Nadel Discussing ‘We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere’ In Support Of UN Women’s HeforShe
Talk Shows & Interviews > From 2017 > March 9: This Morning – UK (Stills)

Red (UK) – April Preview

“At some point in our lives, most of us feel the gentle calling of our soul. Sometimes it’s so quiet we can barely hear it – a soft tapping. No louder than a leaf falling from a tree.” (WE: A Manifesto For Women Everywhere)

It’s late on a winter morning and Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel are ensconced in a cosy corner of London’s Chiltern Firehouse, huddled over piles of paper like friends cramming for an exam.

They are so committed to their conversation that, at first, they don’t notice me approach. That’s because today is a rare chance for the two friends to plan the launch of We: A Manifesto For Women Everywhere, the book they have written together and will put out into the world on 8th March: International Women’s Day.

Both women are dressed minimally – Nadel in a charcoal long-sleeved top; Anderson in a black polo neck and glasses, her blonde hair scraped loosely into a bun. They tell me they share an instinct to reject traditional notions of femininity, though Anderson’s feelings shifted when she began wearing silk blouses as The Fall’s Stella Gibson.

“She’s a strong, powerful character and yet she is very much in touch with her feminine side,” she says softly. “There was something about playing her that actually kind of awakened me to the notion that the two can co-exist. That I can… I’m masculine, so to speak, in the way that I am in my life, but that I can embrace that co-existing other part of myself, and it doesn’t mean that I’m conforming to long-standing notions of how women should and shouldn’t be, or dress.”

As Anderson speaks, I struggle to reconcile the person sitting in front of me with the cool façade of the A-list star on the front of newspapers after the Golden Globes, perfectly groomed in a white tulle Jenny Packham dress.

But perhaps this is the version of Anderson that her close friends, including Nadel, are lucky enough to spend time with: opinionated and vulnerable – an old soul with a young hopefulness. It’s also the version of her that readers will meet in We: A Manifesto For Women Everywhere.

When the book landed on my desk, I wondered what to expect: is it a self-help book? A joint feminist memoir? An activist guide?

Now, after reading it, I see it simply as a map for women who feel like they’re lost at sea. Through tasks, affirmations and principles, the book aims to help us dig beneath our layers, dismantle our fears, and to develop healthy coping mechanisms to use when we wobble. The theory is: if you are happy as an individual then you have more strength to improve the world around you.

Nadel and Anderson met through mutual friends over a decade ago…

Read the full interview in the April issue of Red Magazine, on sale now

WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere (HarperThorsons, £16.99; out 8th March)

Source: Red

Gillian Anderson is co-writing a self-help guide for women

Perhaps trying to keep up with her co-star David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson has added a new book to her plate, which already includes an X-Files continuation and a third season of The Fall. Anderson published her first book, a novel about a very rational woman—who was definitely totally not Dana Scully, she swears—investigating a supernatural mystery, last year. This time around, she’s co-writing a “revolutionary self-help guide” for women with journalist Jennifer Nadel.

The self-help book, titled WE, will focus on the varied needs and desires of women. Anderson explains that the project will be aimed at women of all ages, from all around the world, and include transgender women and anyone who identifies as a woman. Anderson says WE is not intended as a political treatise, but she often speaks openly about feminism, women’s rights, and the way the film and television industry treats women. Even the characters she plays on television are often explicitly feminist, so her involvement in this latest project shouldn’t be much of a surprise.

WE’s release date will coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8, 2016.