Anderson weighs in on ‘X-Files’

Los Angeles Times - - CALENDAR - — Tracy Brown

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.

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