Gillian Anderson never puts a foot wrong when it comes to fashion and turned heads on Wednesday evening as she appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show.
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The Sex Education star looked super stylish dressed in a strapless black gown by Bernadette, which was teamed with a pair of black heels.
The award-winning actress wore her blond hair up in a chic updo and opted for a natural makeup look.
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Gillian was on the show to talk about her Showtime series The First Lady, in which she portrays Eleanor Roosevelt.
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During the chat, the star admitted to never having met a First Lady before, but that she had met President Clinton.
"I met Clinton, I met him when he was running for office the first time," she shared.
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"It was lunch for him at somebody's fancy house in the Hollywood Hills. At the end of his speech, we created a line for him and he walked down the line and we got to meet him.
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"He holds your arm further up, slightly intimate little thing, makes eye contact and then moves on to the next person. Then he looks back at you," she added.
"I went home, this was in the days of answering machines, I literally thought that I was going to go home to a message from him," Gillian said.
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"I did. It was that real." "Probably your answering machine was broken because he definitely called," Jimmy said.
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The X-Files star is in an all-star cast in The First Lady, alongside Viola Davis, who portrays Michelle Obama, and Michelle Pfeiffer, who plays Betty Ford. In an interview with WSJ. Magazine ahead of the show's release, Gillian opened up about what drew her to playing Eleanor.
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"Eleanor Roosevelt was probably one of the busiest and most committed [and] active women. There were so many issues that she was entirely outspoken about, that she felt needed to be voiced regardless of what the backlash might be," she said.
"She really felt strongly that [she and Franklin] had a purpose—to right injustices on a level that even today almost feels unfathomable. They said they were going to do things, and they did things back then."
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