“God is an American”
No, not Brett Anderson of Suede, that wouldn’t be as surprising as Gillian Anderson’s transformation into David Bowie in the next episode of the @STARZ show, American Gods.
STARZ has released footage of the actress (who plays New God, Media), confronting Technical Boy (Bruce Langley) for his past misdeeds, in a sneak peek of Sunday night’s show: Lemon Scented You. (May 28)
In the scene, Media references several different Bowie songs...can you spot them?
As you can see, Anderson fairly convincingly channels Bowie as he appeared in Mick Rock’s iconoc 1973 video, for the hit single, Life On Mars?
According to STARZ: “Media assumes whatever form will deliver her message most effectively and is often personified by iconic celebrities”.
In her first appearance she emulated Lucille Ball and apparently she will also play Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland, along with the depiction of Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust persona. (Some might argue that the character was actually Aladdin Sane, by this point)
You can watch the teaser here on YouTube, but be warned, Technical Boy is a bit potty-mouthed.
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