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Here's What Gillian Anderson Thought About Alec Baldwin Shading Her Accent

Here's What Gillian Anderson Thought About Alec Baldwin Shading Her Accent

Gillian Anderson is responding after hearing about Alec Baldwin shading her accent.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the 52-year-old recent Critics Choice Award and Golden Globes winner revealed she hadn’t heard about it until her friends mentioned it to her.

“I didn’t pay any attention to it because it’s just something that I live,” Gillian explained. “I grew up between two countries and so depending on who is in my ear is which direction my accent goes. So, I’m so used to it that it’s kind of old news for me.”

She added about Alec‘s comment, “It’s so not a newsworthy item, but I’m sad that it’s caused him so much distress.”

Just last week, Alec deactivated his Twitter account after facing backlash for a joke made about her accent.

“The person I was referring to is someone I am a huge fan of … and that comment was meant to just illustrate the point that multicultural expressions of anyone … that’s your business,” he said in a video posted to his Instagram account.

Gillian was born in the United States, but had spent 10 years of her life living in London before returning to the US in her later formative years.

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