January 10, 2018 – Hollywood, California, U.S. – GILLIAN ANDERSON promotes the TV series ‘X Files.’ Gillian Leigh Anderson (born August 9, 1968), is an American-British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer. Her credits include the roles of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the long-running and widely popular series The X-Files, ‘The House of Mirth’ (2000), ‘The Fall.’ Anderson has won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. (Credit Image: © Armando Gallo via ZUMA Studio)
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On Music: Gillian Anderson And The Forgotten Tool

We met Golden Globe winner Gillian Anderson for a conversation about the latest revival season of The X-Files, the show that gave her a Golden Globe and her first big break in show business. Anderson lives in London, where she also appeared in many plays in the West End. How much does music help your acting? we asked.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve used music. There have been times in the past where  I’ve needed to focus particularly or to get into a particular mood for a scene and I used some appropriate music to get me there. I know other actors who use music on a regular basis and rely on it but that has never really been my experience, but mostly because I just forget that it could help, or I forget that it’s potentially one of the tools that we used. I am glad you asked me this question because I think that it would be good to back to it. Music has been very important in my life, not only in my craft.”