Los Angeles Times

GILLIAN ANDERSON

- What causes are close to Anderson’s heart? Go to Parade.com/gillian to find out.

How has Scully changed since she’s been away from The X-Files? How does Scully let Mulder seduce her back into The X-Files? You are also starring in A+E Networks’ War and

Peace, airing Monday nights, in which you play Anna. What interested you?

trust his ability. And Anna’s a very beguiling, influentia­l character in the story.” affected by the events that Mulder has brought under her nose again.”

“Time has passed. She and Mulder [Duchovny] are not together and she’s not an FBI agent. She is working as an assistant surgeon in a hospital and she’s living alone.”

Your second paranormal novel, A Dream of Ice, was just released. What do you get from writing that acting doesn’t provide?

“The thought that somebody would have the gumption to actually attempt War and Peace again! But I’ve worked with Andrew Davies before, who did the adaptation, and entirely

“I feel like it uses a completely different part of my brain. So much of what an actor does is interpret something that preexists. Writing is much more expansive.” “She doesn’t want to be dragged back in until she becomes personally involved, until she sees that she—and potentiall­y their child—has been After a 14-year hiatus, The X-Files is back on TV! Tonight Anderson, 47, reunites with David Duchovny in her Emmy-winning role as Dana Scully when the new series premieres on Fox. In the meantime, she’s kept her investigat­ive chops sharp as Stella Gibson on the BBC Two TV series The Fall, and kept her hand in the paranormal as an author.

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