Polaroids of Winona Ryder from the set of Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Bats illuminated by lightning
Gillian Anderson photoshoots by Pal Hansen
Polyester 2014, shoot by Arvida Byström.
Helen Mirren (via throwouttheclock)
Ask costar Mitch Pileggi (FBI assistant director Skinner) what people would be most surprised to learn about Anderson and he doesn’t hesitate. “Her sense of humor. Once she gets the giggles, it’s like, forget it.”
X-Files outtakes are filled with clips of Anderson cracking up, and these scenes are all the more bizarre because as Scully, she is forbidden to exhibit this natural levity. She says she has laughed only once in three seasons, and smiled maybe three times in the last 73 episodes.
Series creator, executive producer, and writer Chris Carter begs to differ. “Actually, she has smiled in more episodes than that. I think she also smiled in the pilot.”
Carter describes her as “a classic beauty, who plays older than her years. I think she’s very independent emotionally, very adult and mature.” At the same time, he adds, “she’s got the most easy and girlish laugh. She’s a terrific comedic actress.”
TV Guide, June 1996