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Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career as Blanche DuBois in a raw, emotional and deeply unsettling Young Vic production.I staggered out of this shattering production of Tennessee Williams’s bruising modern classic feeling shaken, stirred and close to tears.
Never have I seen a production of the play that was so raw in its emotion, so violent and so deeply upsetting.
The Telegraph, July 2013
The performances are superb Gillian Anderson giving the performance of her career as Blanche DuBois, the faded Southern belle of a big Mississippi mansion who has lost her home before the action begins and loses her mind by play’s end.
Petite and vulnerable, she captures the syrupy southern charm of the woman (…) As the play progresses, Anderson devastatingly captures a woman whose options are running out and who is getting ever closer to the end of her rope. Suddenly her lies and fantasies of a better life seem almost heroic, and her final crack-up is almost too painful to watch.
I do consider myself a feminist. And I actually think that I have learnt quite a bit from Stella in playing her, spending time with her, inhabiting her views on life, and I strongly feel that she has made me a better woman more embracing of my femininity and how I will and will not be treated.
In the original script for “The Truth”, when the guard roughly grabs Scully and drags her out of the courtroom, Mulder yells:
"Don’t you touch her!"
Awww, I could totally see it! :(
Gillian: 90s & today
Love her style!
—She asks why Fuller is picking up season three a year after season two. Fuller says that they wanted to leave ambiguous who survived the finale, and the first episode is basically the pilot for a new series just starring Mikkelsen and Gillian Anderson. And episode four will detail what happened between the finale and the season three premiere.
Gillian Anderson and Vanessa Kirby in A Streetcar Named Desire.