Sex Education's Gillian Anderson reveals she's been bombarded with vibrators since starring in Netflix show

FANS of Gillian Anderson's work on Netflix's Sex Education are taking their love for her a bit too literally and have bombarded her sex toys.

Gillian, 51, plays sex therapist Jean on the hit show and revealed some of the perks of the job.

She told the Mirror: “I’ve been sent more vibrators than I ever have, which isn’t a bad thing.”

It's not the first time fans have sent her vibrators either.

The actress received the unique fan mail during her breakout role as Dana Scully in The X-Files after it was revealed the FBI agent kept a "personal massager" under her bed.

In Sex Education, Gillian's character is mum to teenager Otis and she admits to bringing some of Jean's qualities home and it has "given me licence to be inappropriate and meddle a bit too much” in her kids’ lives.

She added: “Cut to me being the one who blurts out around the dinner table about my son’s growing moustache.

“Fortunately, people don’t ask me [for] sex advice on the street.”

Sex Education premiered on Netflix in 2019 and was in the top ten most streamed shows of the year in both the US and UK.

Netflix has confirmed season three of the comedy-drama will go ahead and will continue to follow the students as they grapple with their burgeoning sexualities.

While no stranger to starring roles, Gillian recently admitted she almost died ahead of playing Margaret Thatcher on The Crown.

She was so nervous about playing Britain's first female Prime Minister that worked herself up into a state of anxiety.

Gillian told Deadline: "There are a few things in life where, if they come your way, you just know you have to say yes, before the fear says no.

“Certainly, as we got closer to filming, I almost died. My heart has never beat so fast in all of my life.”

The Falling star was certainly thrown in the deep end, with her first scene requiring Mrs Thatcher to lead her cabinet of Parliament members.

Thankfully, the crew were prepared for any potential nerves on Gillian's part, as she recalled: "It was a scene they were shooting on a stage at the studio, and so they mapped it out that way in the knowledge that, if you suck, you can always come back and shoot it again if you need to.

"They had already built into the schedule that I would likely be able to fail, and that it wouldn’t be the end of the day.

"You really feel held. I knew I was going to be all right."

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