Why does Gillian Anderson’s accent change and what’s her real accent? Her American and British blend explained

Gillian Anderson has blown us away with her impeccable performances in countless roles. From her depiction of Margaret Thatcher in The Crown to her iconic stint as Dana Scully in The X Files and everything in between, it’s clear that she can switch up her accent with ease to fit the character at hand. But Gillian’s accent changes in real life, too. 

The 55-year-old Sex Education star, whose incredible vulva dress at the Golden Globes made our entire month back in January, often leaves fans confused as to what her real accent is, flitting between sounding American and English.