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Gillian Anderson teases first look at her Eleanor Roosevelt wig for The First Lady

By Andrea Towers

August 12, 2021

Fresh off her charming birthday exchange with David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson is back at work. Bonus? She’s serving us our first look at her as Eleanor Roosevelt. Or at least a very important part of her.

The actress, who’s been ruling the small screen with her turns in Sex Education and The Crown, will star as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s iconic wife in the upcoming Showtime anthology series The First Lady. And much to our surprise and glee, she tweeted a photo Thursday of her getting fitted for the character’s wig.

Anderson captioned it with three appropriate emojis — an American flag, a teapot, and a fire symbol — along with a shot of her trailer door and one of Roosevelt’s famous quotes: “A woman is like a tea bag: You never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” Scorching!