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Gillian Anderson: "I Think We Can Reinvent What Bond Is"

"Maybe he doesn't have to fit into that paradigm", Gillian Anderson told BuzzFeed News while promoting The Fall, adding that Bond doesn't necessarily need to be a woman.

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As well as being an accomplished actress and activist, Gillian Anderson is known on Twitter for absolutely ridiculous #ThrowbackThursday pictures.

It might leave you wondering: How does she find the photos? Does she have a personal archive?

Shame they didn’t nominate us. Just think what fashion trends we might have started. #tbt #Emmys

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I mean, some of the photos are exceptional.

Oh sweet Jesus. Give me your #tbt captions and make my day.

In an interview with BuzzFeed UK to promote The Fall, Gillian Anderson (alongside co-star Jamie Dornan) said that an assistant stumbles across a photo on the internet and flags it to her, and she provides a quote.

One of these Twitter posts that went viral earlier this year was Anderson mocked up as the next Bond.

It's Bond. Jane Bond. Thanks for all the votes! (And sorry, don't know who made poster but I love it!) #NextBond

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She said:

Laura Gallant / BuzzFeed

Dornan then told her: "I put a bet on. You can bet on you though, I looked into it."

The news story that Daniel Craig was reportedly offered £150 million to continue playing Bond then came up in conversation, to which Anderson joked: "I wasn't offered £150 million to play James Bond."

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Note: A section below contains some spoilers about the first two seasons of The Fall, by the way.

So how about Paul Spector, played by Dornan? Does he get any satisfaction at all from playing one of television's darkest characters?

The final episode of the second series featured a shock twist when Paul Spector was shot while in police custody, and was battling to stay alive.

So why does DSI Stella Gibson feel so compelled to keep him alive? Anderson explained:

She wants justice for the families. It would be devastating for them to feel like he got away with it, because he would have. It is a morbid way to look at it, but he deserves to stand trial. He deserves to stand trial for all of the crimes that he committed.

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