That sound you hear is lesbian everywhere going, “I knew it!” Former The X-Files star and perennial ladies who love ladies favorite Gillian Anderson told Out magazine in a recent interview that she has had same-sex relationships in the past, dating back to high school. Guess your gaydar was right all along.
The 43-year-old actress recounted her move from London to Michigan when she was 11. She also talked about her high school years where she was voted “Most Bizarre” and “Most Likely to Be Arrested.” She told Out those titles were:
When asked to elaborate on her same-sex relationship she said:
The article goes on to casually mention that Anderson says she “has had relationships with other women, but they have been the exception, not the rule.” But those are not elaborated on. So it’s unclear whether Anderson considers herself bisexual, or considers those relationships experimental. I’d interpret it as the former, but either way it is always nice when someone so famous comes out about having had same-sex relationships.
While United States audiences haven’t seen as much of Anderson since The X-Files ended in 2002, the actress has kept quite busy abroad in England where she now lives. She has worked on stage and screen – large and small – in the U.K. and some of her post-Scully projects include The House of Mirth, Bleak House and the new BBC adaptation of Great Expectations. That series will begin airing on PBS in the U.S. April 1 with Anderson in the pivotal role of perennially jilted bride Miss Havisham.
So, now that we’re all done high fiving, what do you think? I know one thing, my Agent Dana Scully fantasies will now be so much more interesting.