Gillian Anderson of the Crown asked if she had spoken to Margaret Thatcher.

Crown’s Gillian Anderson handled awkward questions like a pro at the Emmy Awards – after being asked if she “spoke to Margaret Thatcher.”

The actress was hailed at Sunday’s ceremony for her portrayal of the controversial Tory Prime Minister, who has been dead since 2013.

Gillian defeated her co-stars Emerald Fennell (who played Camilla Parker-Bowles) and Helena Bonham-Carter (Princess Margaret) as well as Madeline Brewer of The Handmaid’s Tale, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley and Ann Dowd.

Aunjanue Ellis was also nominated for Lovecraft Country.

But in the winning room, after taking home the gong for an outstanding supporting actress, a journalist does not seem to get the memo.

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The unnamed reporter asked her, “’Hi Gillian, congratulations, I love you on this show.

“To continue with the whole Margaret Thatcher business, first question, did you even speak to her about that role? Second, why do you think it took America so long to get a female leader? ”

Instead of including the journalist in her research, Gillian casually brushed the mistake away and simply said she “didn’t have it” before arguing that Kamala Harris should be the female leader the US needs.

Gillian Anderson’s portrayal of Tory leader Margaret Thatcher in The Crown (Image: Netflix)

Besides Gillian Anderson, who won for The Crown at the Emmys?

Gillian took home one of seven awards The Crown received at this year’s ceremony. Olivia Colman celebrated an outstanding leading actress with her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II.

Tobias Menzies (who played Prince Phillip) and Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles) also took home prizes over the course of the evening.

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This was the last chance for everyone involved to take home an Emmy for the Royal Biopic series. In the future, The Crown will have a new cast of characters after a time jump.

Gillian Anderson
Gillian is also currently in another Netflix smash, Sex Education (Image: SplashNews)

Margaret Thatcher will not be part of the coming story. Instead, Jonny Lee Miller joins the series as Conservative Prime Minister John Major.

Imelda Staunton becomes Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Pryce is Prince Philip and Dominic West is the new Prince Charles.

Elizabeth Debicki arrives as Princess Diana and Olivia Williams is the new Camilla Parker-Bowles.

The series will start in the early 1990s.

The crown is now available on Netflix.

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