Featuring a truly terrific performance from Emmy award-winner Gillian Anderson, The Fall is a gripping, intelligent and highly addictive psychological thriller (I watched all five hours in one sitting because it’s so engrossing) that forensically examines the lives of two hunters, one of whom is a serial killer (played by Once Upon A Time star Jamie Dornan) that stalks his victims at random, and the other is a high-powered detective superintendent brought in to catch him. It is a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game with twists and turns that unfold until the very end.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Gillian Anderson talked about what led her to sign on to The Fall, her attraction to complex and complicated characters, how she views Stella Gibson, what she most enjoyed about playing the role, how refreshing and freeing it is to inhabit a woman who’s so blunt, keeping the cat-and-mouse game interesting throughout the season, and that they’re already discussing the direction for Season 2. She also talked about her terrific work on Hannibal, her mid-season NBC drama series Crisis, which role in her career she’s most proud of, and how she feels like there needs to be one more The X-Files movie, to wrap up the story. Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.