Gillian Anderson, best known for her role as Agent Scully on X-Files, revealed that Chris Carter fought for her to get the role in the series. She mentioned that she felt pretty “cool” about playing one of the first strong, independent female characters on television and in essence, paving the way for more strong female roles to be created.
She did admit that when she heard X-Files was coming back, she wasn’t thrilled, because working on 24 episodes per year was a lot. However, with the show shortened to six episodes, it only took three months to film them. She confirmed they will be separate episodes and not a long story arc and hinted that we might find out the truth about Scully’s abduction. Moving on to her new series, she said the character from The Fall was written with her in mind. She spoke fondly of her co-star, Jamie Dornan, saying he was sweet, funny and has an amazing singing voice. Finally, she revealed she’s off to India in a few weeks to film the movie Viceroy’s House.