Gillian Anderson on her STRUGGLES to Capture into the role of Margaret Thatcher in ‘The Crown’

‘Crown’, being one of the top most shows, popularly watched by the Netflix subscribers worldwide seem to soar heights in the past few months. Ranked as one among those top 5 shows which contributed Netflix to hit a million subscribers, ‘Crown’ narrates the political rivalries and intricacies Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. With the recent release of ‘The Crown Season 4,’ the Netflix series has managed to atop the pinnacle of success, making a handsome profit than its competitors.

One who has completed watching the most viewed Netflix series ‘Crown’ must have easily drawn into the character of Margaret Thatcher, lead by Gillian Anderson. Having won the Golden Globes Awards 2021 for her eponymous and irreplaceable charm onscreen playing the role of Margaret Thatcher, the British Prime Minister known for her political power-play and lawful tactics.

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Of late, responding to her achievement in the Golden Globes, Gillian revealed what made her choose the character of Margaret Thatcher as well as narrates her struggles involved behind capturing this eponymous character.

the crown
the crown

”I wasn’t quiet ready,” says Gilliana

Recently, the actress took to her Instagram to share a video snippet of her recent interview concerning her role in the series ‘Crown.’

”Insightful chat on capturing character with @thecrownnetflix casting director Robert Sterne and @galinhollywood for @netflix. Link in story,” says the post.

gilliana anderson in golden globes award
gilliana anderson in golden globes award

In the interview, she said that she started working on the voice rather than the physicality of her role as Margaret Thatcher. Thus she eventually got along with the voice, which helped her to feel more like her.

”I felt more grounded than I started with her,” said Gilliana.

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gilliana anderson

Receiving the award, in her acceptance speech, Gillian Anderson said she was thrilled to be receiving the award for her role in the series. She kept telling herself that she is ‘relaxed’ and she all of a sudden started to ‘freak out’. She also went on to thank her co-stars, her hair and makeup team, the director and the entire cast and crew of ”The Crown.”

Along with the Golden Globes, the series was nominated in six categories and bagged four awards, including Best Drama Series, Best Television Actor Drama, Best Television Actress Drama, and Best Supporting Actress. Josh O’Connor won the trophy for the Best Actor Award for his performance as Prince Charles, Emma Corrin bagged the Best Actress Award for her performance as Princess Diana.