Gillian Anderson reveals lesbian romance

Gillian Anderson has revealed she had a lesbian relationship when she was a student.

The actress revealed the romance during an interview with Out magazine. Anderson said that while she had a relationship with a woman it wasn’t life altering because she was still attracted to men. Anderson told the magazine ‘I was in a relationship with a girl for a long time when I was in high school. You know, I’m old enough that I can talk about that……If I had thought I was 100 per cent gay, would it have been a difference experience for me? Would it have been a bigger deal if shame had been attached to it and all those things that become huge life-altering issues for youngsters in that situation?…It’s possible that my attitude around it came, on some level, from knowing that I still liked boys.”

Anderson is best known for playing Dana Scully on Fox‘s cult drama series The X Files between 1993 and 2002 reprising her role for two feature films – fans are hopeful of further entries in the film franchise. More recently Anderson appeared in BBC One‘s critically acclaimed adaptation of Great Expectations, which aired over Christmas, as Miss Havisham. Anderson’s other recent drama roles have included Any Human Heart, Moby Dick, The Crimson Petal and the White and Bleak House.{jcomments off}

[Via Pink News]

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