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December 2000

Sydney Morning Herald, December 29, 2000

The X-Files it isn't ...

Gillian Anderson ... all buttoned-up in The House Of Mirth.

Los Angeles: Gillian Anderson has gone from freakish aliens to frills and ruffles. But the X-Files actress isn't sure whether her new role in the movie The House of Mirth will appeal to fans of the popular sci-fi series.

"I have a really good relationship with my fans," Anderson told the Los Angeles Times. "But at the bottom line, I choose jobs to feed my soul."

The House of Mirth, based on the Edith Wharton novel, stars Anderson as a poor woman who tries to fit in with upper-class New Yorkers in the early 20th century.

Despite its obvious differences, Anderson said her new movie shares some themes with the conspiracy-filled X-Files.

"Everyone was basically living a breathing lie," Anderson said of the mannered characters in The House of Mirth.

"At that time, there were things that you just did not speak about, no matter what you were feeling."

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