"I couldn’t get out of it. I didn’t have a choice. I had to sign a contract for five-and-a-half-years before I even went to my first audition - when I didn’t know if I’d got the part," Gillian told Stella magazine. "Back then I was all innocent and I thought, ‘Wow that sounds wonderful.’
"But then, when I started, I realised I’d be in a Canadian wood working 16 hours a day for nine months a year. And the reason I stayed so long was because the only way I could get more money was to commit myself to doing it for another couple of years."
Asked about future TV projects, she replied: “Oh, shut the f*** up! Are you kidding me? My God, I don’t even watch television. I don’t like television. I never have liked it. The whole concept of sitting down in front of a TV feels like one of the things that’s destroying society, as far as I’m concerned.”