Millions will always associate Gillian Anderson with her nine seasons (and two films) as skeptical FBI agent Dana Scully on the sci-fi thriller series "The X Files." But the actress recently appeared as a guest star on NBC's "Hannibal," and Anderson joined Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford on Monday to talk about the "creepy" factor attached to the role.
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"I'm playing Hannibal's psychiatrist!" she laughed. "How cool is that?"
Anderson is often found in serious, dark roles -- no doubt a legacy of her "X-Files" days -- but says she'd be open to doing a silly little romantic comedy.
"It'd actually be nice, compared to everything else," she said. "People don't have a tendency to offer me those kinds of things. But I'd be more than happy to."
"Hannibal" airs on NBC Thursdays at 10 p.m.