Gillian Anderson: I love that Stella Gibson is unpredicatble

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 December 2014
Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson has revealed one of the main things she likes about her 'The Fall' character Stella Gibson is that she remains unpredictable

Gillian Anderson likes that her 'The Fall' character is unpredictable.

The 'X-Files' actress stars as DSI Stella Gibson in the BBC One crime drama and she's confessed the character has been a joy to play because she's constantly developing.

She said: "Just when you think you've understood a little bit about her she'll do something and you'll go, 'Whoa, what are you doing?' And I like that about her."

The 46-year-old star also rubbished claims the show - which stars 'Fifty Shades of Grey' actor Jamie Dornan as serial killer Paul Spector - glamorises violence against women.

She continued: "There are still huge holes in a system where women are so afraid to come forward, and still people get cleared. It's highly possible that if more women were in a position to change the laws, it would be handled differently."

Gillian - who recently made her directing debut after thinking about it for a "long time" - would like to try her hand at comedy but claims she's never thought of as being funny.

She added to The Observer newspaper: "There's a dearth of comedy anyway, and they don't generally come my way. I don't know what I need to prove to people that I can be funny."

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