Gillian Anderson leaving The X-Files And American Gods
Actress Gillian Anderson is cleaning out her closet for a fresh start in 2018. The actress confirmed her exit’s at the recent TCA panel discussion. First she has decided to leave The X-Files.
“It’s time for me to hang up Scully’s hat. It just is,” Anderson told reporters, ruling out any potential return in the future. “I’m finished, and that’s the end of that. I arrived at the decision before we did the previous six, but I was really curious. I felt that the previous six was going to be it. It was dipping our toe back in again … and getting to play these wonderful characters again,” Anderson said. “I think as [series creator] Chris [Carter] has said himself, that short stack of episodes felt like we were learning how to walk again and that this season of 10 feels like the pace is up and we’re running. I wouldn’t necessarily have been happy if those six were how we said goodbye. … There’s lots of things that I want to do in my life and in my career and it’s been an extraordinary opportunity and extraordinary character and I am hugely grateful.”
David Duchovny told reporters he would be “good either way” if the show continued without Anderson or if it ended after the current season.
“I’ve tried to say goodbye to Fox Mulder many times and I failed. And they all went and did the show without me, so how do you like that? I’m feeling pretty pissed off, now that I remember,” Duchovny joked.
She has also decided to leave the Starz series ‘American Gods’ after the show runners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green left the series over creative clashes.
“I’m not doing any more American Gods. Bryan and Michael Green aren’t either, as has been announced.”
Boom! Big changes for Gillian Anderson this year.