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Gillian Anderson turns into David Bowie as the New God Media in latest episode of American Gods

X FILES legend Gillian Anderson has tried her hand at becoming Aladdin Sane himself as she channelled the late David Bowie in her newest role.

The 48-year-old actress has revealed herself to be the spitting image of the music icon in a teaser clip of Sunday’s episodes of the controversial American Gods.

Gillian’s character channels famous icons in order to manipulate those around her
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She will play New God Media in the Amazon Prime show – and will take on a series of different forms including the Starman in one charming clip.

New God Media is sent to confront Technical Boy for his misdeeds and channels Bowie to get through to him.

The character takes on the form of whoever they need to in order to manipulate those in her presence– and that form will include celebrities.

Gillian looks just like the real Bowie during his Life on Mars video (pictured)
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In the clip, Technical Boy is apparently having somewhat of an identity crisis, and how he’s perceived to the world.

As a result, the god channels the king of reinvention Bowie in order to make him see sense.

“You have an image problem,” she tells him. “You need to think about your brand.”

Technical Boy is left entranced by the god and their demands
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As the smarmy kid looks continues to talk back to her – including when confronted about a confrontation he’s had, things change when her true intentions are revealed.

Stunned, Technical Boy is left to face the consequences of his actions.

She has previously appeared on the show as comic star Lucille Ball from the sitcom I Love Lucy.

The star embraces her inner David Bowie for the role
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American Gods is a fantasy drama based on the booked of the same name by Neil Gaiman – and follows the story of old mythical gods as they are forced to confront their new, modern day counterparts.

The show has courted controversy for its bizarre and graphic sex scenes – including one in the first episode where a man is swallowed whole into a woman’s VAGINA.

Gillians career is stronger than ever with a series of highly-acclaimed roles
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Meanwhile Gillian has seen her career resurge with a string of hits to add to her collection.

This includes the 2016 BBC smash thriller The Fall – in which she leads the cast opposite Jamie Dornan.

She also previously took on the role of Lucille Ball
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Her most famed show, The X Files, also was rebooted, and she announced on Twitter in April she will be coming back for another series.

The TV icon posted: “You ready for more of this @davidduchovny? #TheXFiles” to which her co-star responded: “Oh yes, Been ready since ’93”

She also sent fans crazy with a mock-up poster of her leading the James Bond franchise – officially throwing her hat in the ring to replace Daniel Craig in the next instalment.

The New God Media takes on the role of Bowie in order to challenge Technical Boy
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Some have praised the bold move of having Gillian on board the Bond universe, thinking that she would be an appropriate replacement for the lothario spy and reboot it to the 21st century.

Others, however, feel that the iconic character should remain as it is, and were worried that the drastic change might kill off the franchise altogether.

The New York Post entertainment critic Johnny Oleksinski wrote: “Don’t get me wrong: The “X-Files” star is a phenomenal actress, and quite versatile.

“But she shouldn’t play James Bond. No woman should,” he added.

“Bond is Bond, take him or leave him."


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