Gillian Anderson claims she appeared in the popular series 'The X-Files' because of her contract and not because she really wanted to be there.
Gillian, who played Special Agent Scully in the show, told Stella magazine: "I couldn't get out of it. I didn't have a choice. I had to sign a contract for 5 1/2 years before I even went to my first audition - when I didn't know if I'd got the part."
"But then, when I started, I realised I'd be in a Canadian wood working 16 hours a day for 9 months a year. And the reason I stayed so long was because the only way I could get more money was to commit myself to doing it for another couple of years."
Gillian, 38, admits she found her sudden fame very traumatic and difficult to cope with. "When I started on 'The X Files' I had no idea what it would involve. When fans used to ask, as they always did, 'Do you believe in aliens?' I literally had no idea what to say. I used to go, 'Um. could you repeat the question?' I found the whole process incredibly traumatic."
Then she'd better get ready for more questions like that because it appears that the movie version of "X-Files" is about to get the green light.
The movie is "definitely in the works," according to David Duchovny. The actor told Glare: "Mulder and Scully will be up on the big screen one more time, and I'm looking forward to it," he says. "I really miss the people behind 'The X Files.' This film will be a reunion, and I think we'll make a great movie because Mulder and Scully are just great characters."
As for the plot, Duchovny says, "It's five years later. It will be a stand-alone movie. You have to assume a lot of people don't know the show, so you need a plot that doesn't require that you've seen the TV series."