Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

'X-Files' star Gillian Anderson receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

'X-Files' star Gillian Anderson receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Gillian Anderson has said she had made a decision to leave The X-Files after the first reboot series, but opted to stay on for a second outing because she was "curious". This year in doing that for the first time I truly understand how special and unique the dynamic was between Mulder and Scully. However, it's the way in which their old friends reaches out to them that is sure to get fans talking as is the chilling secret revealed from their encounter.

In addition, Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden told reporters last week that without Carter or Anderson, "it seems like if those are the circumstances, there won't be any more 'X-Files'".

The 11th series, comprising 10 episodes, has recently started airing in the USA, and Anderson has said she will now step down from the show because "it's time for me to hang up Scully's hat".

Actress Gillian Anderson, who has played Scully throughout its on-again, off-again run starting in 1993, told reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour that she was finished playing the iconic Federal Bureau of Investigation agent.

Anderson also confirmed that she won't return to "American Gods", just as executive producers Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are no longer involved. Freeing up Anderson's schedule will allow her to do more roles, but it will also breathe life into her public perception that has, since 1993, involved Dana Scully. "I'm really serious. I have so much respect for these guys and I have respect for Scully and I have respect for David [Duchovny] and it's really sad, but I'm finished and that's the end of that".

"I've tried to say goodbye to Fox Mulder many times and I failed", he said.

"It wasn't suggested that now is a new series", said Anderson to the TCA press corps. "And they all went and did the show without me, so how do you like that?" With this section of the monster-of-the-week Federal Bureau of Investigation show in its second season (eleventh overall), one of its stars is done for good - and has opened up as to why.

As of now, "The X-Files" is only slated for the 10 episodes in season 11 with no commitment from FOX beyond what's already been scheduled. "I'm feeling pretty pissed off, now that I remember".

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