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On Saturday, Netflix finally confirmed that The X-Files star Gillian Anderson will indeed join The Crown‘s fourth season as former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher after months of swirling rumors to that effect.

In a statement posted to the show’s social media, Anderson said, “I am so excited to be joining the cast and crew of The Crown and to have the opportunity to portray such a complicated and controversial woman. Thatcher was undoubtedly formidable, but I am relishing exploring beneath the surface, and, dare I say, falling in love with the icon who, whether loved or despised, defined an era.”

Those Anderson fans who go in expecting some more of Dana Scully’s swagger and sizzle will probably be a bit disappointed, but from Anderson’s statement, it seems like she’s looking forward to mixing things up — after all, this is the same role that earned Meryl Streep her third Oscar.

The Crown Season 3 will arrive on Netflix on Sunday, Nov. 17.

“[Thatcher] was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to hold that office. A Soviet journalist dubbed her ‘The “Iron Lady,”‘ a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style,” according to Wikipedia.

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