Anderson weighs in on ‘X-Files’
Agent Dana Scully has something to say about “The X-Files” and its all-male writing staff: She, too, can’t wait until things are different.
Gillian Anderson, who portrays Scully on the beloved TV show, responded to reports that the writers room for the next season consists solely of men by shining light on an additional statistic. She pointed out on Twitter Thursday that only two episodes of “The X-Files” have been directed by women. Ever.
Anderson herself is one of these women. She wrote and directed the seventh-season episode “All Things.” The only other woman to direct an episode of the show is Michelle MacLaren.
Anderson has not shied away from calling out “The X-Files” with regard to women. The actress, who won an Emmy for her role as Scully, said that she initially was offered only half of costar David Duchovny’s salary to reprise her role in the revival.
Season 11 of “The X-Files” is scheduled to air in 2018.