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Q&A with Gillian Anderson on Twitter
December 9, 2015

Ask me NOW about 'All Things' and all things.

What do you do when you are completely overwhelmed?
I remove myself from the situation and pray for sanity and peace of mind.

On a scale from 1 to 10, how exited should we be about the revival?

Best memory of being Scully?
Getting to cry on Mulder's shoulder.

Whats the one role you still haven't been able to play that you'd love to?
Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

What is your favorite healing crystal?

Was it a conscious decision to show a woman who wasn't straight for the first time on TXF in your episode?

What's your dream vacation?
Anywhere warm with my kids.

What was the most enjoyable thing about writing and directing your own episode?
Telling the story through the camera creatively.

Do you ever wish you had written more than just the one episode?
No. That's about all I could handle at the time.

If there are more epsidoes after these 6, would you be interested in writing/directing again? Any ideas you've had?

What was it like to direct David and all the cast? Did you feel nervous at all or it was pretty easy?
Mostly nervous to direct David. Notice that he's not in it very much. ;-)

If scully had to be an animal, which animal would she be, and why?
She would be a sheep so that Mulder, the fox, could eat her.

While filming the revival, did you ever find yourself accidentally speaking with an English accent for Scully?
No, but in the first week, I definitely felt like I slipped into Stella Gibson a couple of times.

Will you be doing a book tour for the new novel? If so, please add Houston!
No, but I might be at the Austin Comic Con next year.

Now that Trump is a frontrunner for the US presidential nomination, aren't you glad you moved to the UK?
Yes, especially since he might not be allowed in the UK.

What is your favorite aspect of your spirituality?
An unshakable faith that everything happens for a reason.

If you could be any other character on the show, who would you be?
Frohike ;-)

Can you describe David Duchovny in 3 words to us?
Funny, smart, sexy.

How do you cope so well with all the traveling that you do?
Good question! Sometimes I don't.

How do you feel about being loved by so many people that you don't even know?
Go to

Do you think Scully will ever see William again?

If you could wish for something to come true, what would it be?
Global compassion.

I know you had to cut 'all things'. What parts do you wish you could've kept?
A scene in a Chinese apothecary that I wish we could have kept.

Do you have a method to overcome anxiety?

If you could meet one person in your life, past or present, who would it be?
Eleanor Roosevelt.

What made you choose the title 'all things' for your episode?
We are all connected. We are all the same.

What was your favorite camera shot in 'all things'?
The move from Mulder & Scully on the couch to the fish tank.

What is your favorite book?
Today, what I'm reading is The Light Between Us by Laura Lynne Jackson and Edna O'Brien's The Little Red Chairs.

What is your personality type?
An 8 and a 2.

Did you ever think people would still be questioning all these years if Scully/Mulder consummated their relationship n 'all things'?

Are we gonna see any more "bar dates" between Stella and Reed in the next season of The Fall?
You'll have to watch and see.

Do you have any advice for future filmmakers?
Patience, integrity, conviction, and insight.

Did you get any pushback from Chris Carter about starting your episode in Mulder's bedroom?

I'm watching all things for the first time TONIGHT!
Woo Hoo!

Was William conceived during 'all things'?
Good question!

Do you like Star Wars????? PLEASE I NEED TO KNOW!

What did you think when you first found out Mulder & Scully were broken up in season 10?
I thought "good call, Chris."

What did you learn from Dana Scully?
How to run in heels.

Looking back at 'all things', what stands out to you about Scully's emotional journey?
I hinted at a relationship she'd had with an older professor which, I think, exemplified a more complex side of Scully than before.

What should we drink for the premiere of the revival?
Green Alien Blood Martinis.

Why did Adele cross the road?
To say hello from the other side.

What's the biggest animal you think you could singlehandedly clingfilm to a lamppost?
A chicken?

Did you have a secret crush on the Smoking Man?
Good God! What?!!

What did Mulder and Scully give each other for Shristmas in "The Ghosts That Stole Christmas" episode?
Scully got a dildo and Mulder got Octopus Porn.

Do you like Cher?

Can you describe Hugh Dancy in few words to us?
Funny, smart, sexy.

What's the most romantic thing anyone has done for you?
Placed in a wooden box the dried petals of the first roses he ever bought me. Awe!!!

If you could have any super powers, what would they be?
Time Travel.

Do you plan on meeting fans outside after your play in NY next year?

What's the best compliment you've ever received?
That I'm a good Mom.

Your worst/best habits as a writer/director?

This has been so much fun, everybody! Thanks for tweeting with me. See you in January!

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