Gillian Anderson Considering Comedy Film
In an article from the British website, Independent, Gillian Anderson is interviewed about the various roles that she has held in the past and the ones she currently holds on shows like The Fall, Hannibal, and the Studio Ghibli film From Up on Poppy Hill and which roles she would take if they were offered to her. Gillian Anderson confesses to wanting to have roles in material that her younger children can actually watch, as opposed to the dark and often mature-content-containing media like Hannibal and The Fall.
The article specifically asks if Gillian Anderson would like to accept a role in an Edgar Wright comedy. Edgar Wright is a British director, writer, and actor, and is responsible for films like The World’s End in theatres right now, Shaun of the Dead, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. I would love to see Gillian Anderson in a film like Shaun of the Dead or Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
Gillian Anderson has been in one other Studio Ghibli film as a voice over talent. Princess Mononoke is an anime film by Hayao Miyazaki and it came out in 1997. Anderson voiced the character Moko. Incidentally, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy’s wife, is also in the film. She voices the character, San.
In From Up on Poppy Hill, Gillian Anderson voiced Hana Matsuzaki.
When asked if she would be in any children’s films, Anderson said that it would just depend on the movie. If it was something she could get behind, sure, but if it was something that she didn’t think had enough substance, then she wouldn’t take the role.
She was then asked if she would ever take a role in Star Wars. She said she might, but if she had to pick between Star Trek and Star Wars, she would pick Star Trek instead.