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During the run of X Files, you appeared on lots of “sexiest women” lists. Were you flattered or embarrassed? Gillian Anderson: The first time, I did the interview on the phone wearing old flannel pajamas, which was funny. For years, I kind of shrugged it off, but as you get older, if people are still paying attention, it’s flattering. Judging from recent photos, you could still make the lists. GA: Thank you. For years I never paid much attention to what I looked like. Now when I see old pictures, I think, Why did I let someone put giant curls in my hair and put me in that dress?! I’m finally paying more attention now. More Magazine, September 2012 

During the run of X Files, you appeared on lots of “sexiest women” lists. Were you flattered or embarrassed?
Gillian Anderson: The first time, I did the interview on the phone wearing old flannel pajamas, which was funny. For years, I kind of shrugged it off, but as you get older, if people are still paying attention, it’s flattering.

Judging from recent photos, you could still make the lists.
GA: Thank you. For years I never paid much attention to what I looked like. Now when I see old pictures, I think, Why did I let someone put giant curls in my hair and put me in that dress?! I’m finally paying more attention now.

More Magazine, September 2012 

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Gillian Anderson is in her trailer wrestling with a punching bag. It stands on a spring-loaded base, next to the exercise bike, and for some reason she considers it to be in the wrong place. She is not happy about the lighting either – the power is off, and the place is lit only by dim, yellow emergency bulbs. “Ambience is everything,” she quips, poking her head around the door to call for help. Finally she sits down and discovers a rip in her shirt, just beneath the arm. “Sorry….” she says distractedly, tugging at the scratchy blue threads. “There’s something very strange going on here.” Then she laughs.
I had expected many things of Gillian Anderson. Aloofness. Caginess. Even hostility. But one thing I did not expect was giddiness. It is so much the reverse of what she projects on screen. As Agent Dana Scully, her character in The X-Files, she rarely smiles, let alone laughs. There is sexual tension, but it is of the buttoned-down variety – Scully never flirts.
Times Magazine, October 2000

Gillian Anderson is in her trailer wrestling with a punching bag. It stands on a spring-loaded base, next to the exercise bike, and for some reason she considers it to be in the wrong place. She is not happy about the lighting either – the power is off, and the place is lit only by dim, yellow emergency bulbs. “Ambience is everything,” she quips, poking her head around the door to call for help. Finally she sits down and discovers a rip in her shirt, just beneath the arm. “Sorry….” she says distractedly, tugging at the scratchy blue threads. “There’s something very strange going on here.” Then she laughs.

I had expected many things of Gillian Anderson. Aloofness. Caginess. Even hostility. But one thing I did not expect was giddiness. It is so much the reverse of what she projects on screen. As Agent Dana Scully, her character in The X-Files, she rarely smiles, let alone laughs. There is sexual tension, but it is of the buttoned-down variety – Scully never flirts.

Times Magazine, October 2000