Monday, May 26, 2014
Gillian Anderson talks about 'The Fall' Season 2 and Jamie (November 2013)
ETonline: Yes, well, one of the projects that’s currently doing your funnybone no favors is The Fall, which I’m absolutely obsessed with. Is there a plan in place for filming season two?
Gillian Anderson: We’re going to start shooting in February in Belfast. I’ve read the first few scripts and it’s more intense than season one, which is kind of unbelievable. I’m very, very happy with the direction the show is going and so glad to be a part of that project and to play Stella. It’s just a wonderful series.
ETonline: How would you describe season two?
Gillian Anderson: The noose is tightening and we’re getting closer and closer to finding Paul [the serial killer Jamie Dornan plays]. There are some pitfalls in the way, which are infuriating for Stella [laughs] but, yes, it’s basically us getting closer and closer.
ETonline: Do you know if there’s a plan for how many seasons the show could run?
Gillian Anderson: The intention would be to do three or maybe four seasons.
ETonline: Fantastic! And Jamie’s new role as Christian Grey won’t present a problem for filming?
Gillian Anderson: I don’t think it’s going to have an effect on shooting — if anything; hopefully people will become obsessed with him and want to check out everything he’s done, which would only have a positive impact on our show. I’m so happy for him if he’s happy, and we’ll see how it happens.
ETonline: In either case, his role on The Fall is certainly going to make me view 50 Shades differently!
Gillian Anderson: Or vice versa, and I don’t know which would be more interesting [laughs]. It would just take the show to a more disturbing level.