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Gillian Anderson Joins 'The Great' Season 2 in Cool New Role!

Gillian Anderson has landed her next role after sweeping awards season!

The 52-year-old actress has joined the cast of Hulu’s comedy series The Great, which is currently filming the second season.

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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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Emma Corrin & Josh O'Connor React To Prince Harry's Comments About 'The Crown'

This month, Prince Harry opened up about his thoughts about Netflix’s The Crown.

The 36-year-old Duke of Sussex follows his relatives, Mike Tindall and Sarah Ferguson, in reacting to the series loosely based on their lives as members of the British royal family.

“It gives you a rough idea of what that lifestyle, what the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that,” Harry told James Corden in an interview. “I’m way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family, or my wife, or myself. It’s the difference between… that is obviously fiction, take it how you will, but this is being reported on as fact because you’re supposedly news. I have a real issue with that.”

After hearing his comments, Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor, who portray his parents, Princess Diana and Prince Charles on the series, are reacting.

“I’m delighted. I’m delighted that he watches it,” Josh told Entertainment Tonight, just ahead of his Golden Globe win. “I think anyone who watches it is a great… you know, that’s what we’re there for.”

Emma added, “It’s difficult, with The Crown, since it is so fictional, it feels so removed from the actual royal family. But on the other hand, the characters are based on real people, so there is something there. I felt incredibly grateful to him. I was incredibly moved by what he said. Obviously, I played his mother and that would have been such a sensitive thing. I was very moved he acknowledged it. I’m glad he enjoyed it; I was very grateful for those words.”

Gillian Anderson, who plays Margaret Thatcher, also commented on Harry’s revelation.

“I would say that Harry is fairly well-qualified to judge what is fact or fiction and it was pleasing to hear he understood what [creator] Peter [Morgan] is trying to do on The Crown,” she says. “That he is telling a nuanced story of the challenges of putting duty and service before love and family and that he has certainly many, many years of experience with that. I think it was nice to be on the outside and also on the inside of a show that I care about hearing perhaps that subject addressed.”

Emma won her first Golden Globe for her portrayal of Diana on the series. See her acceptance speech here!

The Crown's Gillian Anderson Shines in Gold For Golden Globes 2021

Gillian Anderson is golden in this amazing photo for the 2021 Golden Globes.

The 52-year-old actress is up for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Crown, where she plays Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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She’s nominated alongside co-star Helena Bonham Carter, Julia Garner, Annie Murphy and Cynthia Nixon.

Gillian‘s other two co-stars, Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor just won their first Golden Globes tonight!

The series also won Best Drama series, too! This marks the shows’ second Golden Globe. It first won as show in 2016.

FYI: Gillian wore a Dior gown for the show.

Stay tuned for the full winner’s list from the show!

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Gillian Anderson to Play Eleanor Roosevelt in Showtime's 'First Lady'

Gillian Anderson has signed on to portray former First Lady and American 20th century political icon Eleanor Roosevelt in a brand new Showtime limited series!

Gillian will co-star alongside Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer in The First Lady, which is the show’s current working title, subject to change.

The show will tell the story through the lens of the famous women in the White House, including Eleanor Roosevelt (Anderson), Betty Ford (Pfeiffer) and Michelle Obama (Davis).

Gillian Anderson is an actress of incredible range and exquisite talent – she is the perfect choice to complete this powerhouse trio, who will inhabit the roles of these iconic women,” Amy Israel, EVP, Scripted Programming, Showtime Networks, told Deadline. “It’s inspiring to have Gillian, Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Susanne Bier and Cathy Schulman at the forefront of The First Lady. They have truly set the stage for a landmark Showtime series.”

Olivia Colman Convinced 'The Crown' Co-Stars to Perform Dance Routine to Lizzo's 'Good as Hell' - Watch!

This is sure to make you feel “Good as Hell”!

During an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday (January 27), Gillian Anderson revealed that Olivia Colman convinced the The Crown cast members to perform a dance performance to Lizzo‘s “Good as Hell” while in their royal costumes.

“Olivia apparently does a dance class — in the area that she lives with a bunch of friends — on a regular basis. And the last time she did the class, they had danced to that song,” Gillian, who played Margaret Thatcher on season four, shared. “She asked if we would happen to be interested in maybe doing it.”

After some convincing, Olivia was able to get her cast members to do the dance with her.

“[Olivia said] she would video it, and then she would just share it only with her friends, the other dancers,” Gillian recalled. “It was never meant to see the light of day.”

Seth then shared the clip, Gillian said that still finds the whole situation “so humiliating.”

“I mean, that look on my face,” Gillian said with a laugh. “I don’t even know. There’s such delight and shame all at once.”

If you missed it, these two The Crown co-stars randomly bumped into each other while out in London!

Gillian Anderson Reveals Her 'New GF' After Peter Morgan Split: Her Dog Stella!

Gillian Anderson took to her Instagram account to reveal her new girlfriend: her pup Stella!

The 52-year-old The Crown star posted a photo of her cuddling with her new pup and captioned the pic, “Meet my new gf Stella.”

Gillian‘s name has been in the headlines quite a bit in the past few days after it was revealed that she and her boyfriend Peter Morgan had split after four years together. He’s the creator of The Crown and Gillian starred in the fourth season of the Netflix drama.

Check out the photo of Gillian Anderson’s brand new girlfriend embedded below…