Gillian Anderson Slams 'The X-Files' For Reportedly Hiring An All-Male Writing Team
By Desiree Murphy
Gillian Anderson has a few things to say about the new The X-Files writing staff.
After news broke that the popular sci-fi series reportedly hired an all-male team for the upcoming 11th season, the 48-year-old actress, who portrays Dana Scully, took to Twitter to share her opinion on the controversial decision.
And Anderson's point checks out. Since its debut in 1993, there have been over 200 episodes, but only two were directed by a female. Anderson directed an episode, along with Michelle MacLaren, who's worked on shows like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones.
Fox announced the news that The X-Files would be returning for an all-new season in April, with Anderson reprising her role as FBI agent Scully alongside David Duchovny as Fox Mulder. The 10-episode installment will air sometime during the 2017-18 season.
Anderson hasn't been shy about advocating for women's equality in Hollywood. In a January 2016 interview with Vanity Fair, the Chicago, Illinois, native revealed she was initially offered half of Duchovny's pay for The X-Files revival.