Reporter Asks Actress If She’s ‘Talked To’ Long-Dead Margaret Thatcher Following Emmys Win

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Actress Gillian Anderson took questions following her Emmy win for her role as Margaret Thatcher in “The Crown,” and most notably, whether she had “talked to” the long-dead United Kingdom Prime Minister.

The reporter, identified as a radio host and producer Tanya Hart from American Urban Radio Network, asked the question after the 53-year-old actress took home the award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Drama Series” during the Emmy Awards, Vanity Fair reported Monday. Hart asked “The Fall” star, “Just to continue with the whole Margaret Thatcher thing … have you talked to her about this role at all?”   (RELATED: Conservative Hero Margaret Thatcher Named World’s Most Influential Woman)

It comes at the 2:50 minute mark.


Anderson seemed slightly puzzled by the question, since the late Leader of the Conservative Party in the U.K. died in September 2013, which would make it a bit of a challenge for “The Crown” star to speak to her. (RELATED: How Margaret Thatcher Would Have Handled The Shutdown)

“Um, well I … I have not spoken to Margaret,” Gillian replied as she appeared to be quite stumped, before moving on to a second question.

Hart had asked: “why did she think” it has taken other countries so long to have a female leader, despite Thatcher leading the U.K. as prime minister from 1979-1990.

Anderson replied that “maybe” Vice President “Kamala Harris” could be that next leader. “Maybe that’s the next step,” the actress said.