X-Files Gil­lian: Bosses wanted big­ger boobs!

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THE oh-so-right-on mag­a­zine won a few gold stars from the di­ver­sity fairies last week with the cover of its 2016 Hol­ly­wood is­sue.

In con­trast to the Os­cars – un­der fire for the lack of any mi­nor­ity nom­i­nees – the Van­ity Fair cover fea­tures ac­tresses from a di­verse range of eth­nic back­grounds.

The host of Hol­ly­wood stars who posed for the cover of the iconic is­sue are: Jane Fonda, Cate Blanchett, Vi­ola Davis, Jen­nifer Lawrence, Char­lotte Ram­pling, Brie Larsen, Rachel Weisz, Lupita Ny­ong’o, Ali­cia Vikan­der, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, He­len Mir­ren, Saoirse Ro­nan, and Diane Keaton.

And to cel­e­brate Van­ity Fair’s cham­pi­oning of di­ver­sity, Sun­day Sport bring you a se­lec­tion of the cover babes with their var­i­ous bits on show… I’M GONNA CLI­MAX FOR YOU! GOR­GEOUS Gil­lian An­der­son was once told her boobs were TOO SMALL for TV.

The blonde ac­tress said The X-Files bosses slammed her fig­ure when she first au­di­tioned for the sci-fi show.

But de­spite the crude com­ments, se­ries cre­ator Chris Carter loved her and signed her any­way.

Gil­lian, 47, said: “Chris gave me the part against the wishes of the stu­dio – who wanted a big-breasted blonde.

“That’s the only way they knew how to mar­ket tele­vi­sion. But I’m no bimbo so I told them to take it or leave it.

“No-one ex­pected The X-Files to have been such a suc­cess but we were so grate­ful that it was.”

Gil­lian, who found fame around the world as FBI spe­cial agent Dana Scully in the alien drama, has this week reprised her role for six new episodes – more than 13 years af­ter the orig­i­nal run ended.

Catch the new se­ries on Mon­days, Chan­nel 5, at 9pm.

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