Sarajevo Film Festival: Gillian Anderson set for X-Files return
Gillian Anderson set for X-Files return
(Sarajevo Film Festival)
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US actress Gillian Anderson. She said: “Of course I would accept an offer to appear in a new ‘X-Files’ movie. There isn’t any reason not to do it. EPA/FEHIM DEMIR
Gillian Anderson has confirmed she will appear in a third ‘X-Files’ movie.
The actress – who plays agent Dana Scully in the sci-fi TV series and its spin-off movies – surprised fans at the Sarajevo Film Festival by admitting she would happily reprise her role for another big screen instalment, despite recently complaining she felt typecast because of her association with the franchise.
She said: “Of course I would accept an offer to appear in a new ‘X-Files’ movie. There isn’t any reason not to do it.
“I feel a commitment to that group of people I worked with and we still enjoy doing it. There is no reason not to come together and do it again. If they can pull it off, we’ll find a reason to make it.”
The actress – who most recently played Agent Scully in 2008′s ‘The X-Files: I Want To Believe’ – said she believed work would start on the next movie in 2012.
Earlier this year, it was claimed Gillian would turn down any approaches to make a third movie.
A source said: “It took a while for Gillian to establish a career for herself outside the ‘The X-Files’ and she’s now enjoying her acting more than ever before.
“She’s very proud of ‘The X-Files’ but feels her career has now moved onto a different phase.”
When the last movie in the franchise was release, Gillian’s co-star David Duchovny – who plays agent Fox Mulder – admitted he was hoping it would be a success so he could continue to play the role throughout his career.
He said: “It depends very much on this film. I know we’ve made a great thriller and horror movie. Simply put, if it does the right kind of business, we’ll be able to make more.
“We hope it becomes kind of a franchise. Coming back was always something I wanted to do. I would love to follow Mulder as he got older and older.”