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'X-Files' Star Gillian Anderson Reveals She Was Offered Half of David Duchovny’s Pay

'X-Files' Star Gillian Anderson Reveals She Was Offered Half of David Duchovny’s Pay

Gillian Anderson just revealed that when negotiations began for The X-Files revival, she was offered half the salary of her male co-star David Duchovny.

The 47-year-old actress told The Hollywood Reporter that despite closing the wage gap during the original series, she was once again offered less money than David for the revival.

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Gillian opened up more about the topic with The Daily Beast saying she thinks it’s “important that [the issue] gets heard and voiced. It was shocking to me, given all the work that I had done in the past to get us to be paid fairly. I worked really hard toward that and finally got somewhere with it.”

Although she eventually took home the same amount as David she said, “It is…sad. It is sad.”

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  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Or they were offered the same money, but she comparing the final David salary (after the discussion) with first offer to her? Manipulation…

    We heard it once with Lawrence.

  • Phil the Donahue

    Um, are you sexist? They should be paid exactly the same.

  • gradybridges

    Are you stupid?

  • Felinelilly

    Go Gillian. I’m glad she ended up getting equal pay to David’s.
    I can’t wait for TXF revival.

  • FerCat

    That’s Fox for you.

  • Do Tell

    You wonder how this still goes on in our society, especially with more women raising children alone. Women need all the money they can get.

  • Felinelilly

    I’m wondering that myself, and I am one of the children who was raised by a single mom which is no easy task. I agree with you and in this day and age, equal pay should not even be an issue.
    As far as Gillian, she was the one who carried the show for its last two seasons when David left so I can’t even believe Fox wouldn’t just outright offer her what’s fair. How easily and conveniently they forget.

  • Justin Christopher Bloodworth

    If they were the same they would be paid the same. Actors are rated on fame. She isn’t nearly as famous as him so she should receive what she is worth. Wage gap nonsense.

  • Justin Christopher Bloodworth

    Let’s all be sexist and give women more money for being women. That’s obviously the answer to fix sexism. More sexism.

  • FerCat

    You do know the adult film industry works that way.

  • MimiB

    No, it’s about equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender.

  • MimiB

    Hogwash. She is as important as David to the franchise.

  • FrenchGirl

    What did he since XFiles? Californication was some years ago.
    Anderson is working in The Fall and Hannibal

    X Files is Mulder and Scully.Scully is as important as Mulder

  • Cynthia Foxe

    most fans want her replaced.
    she not worth even half his pay…..old grouch is she.

  • SW

    She managed to make a good deal. Nothing wrong with that. As far as I remember, she has more screentime in the last seasons of the X-Files than Duchovny, so I understand that she wants equal pay.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Yes! All women are stupid!

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    They were paid exactly the same, please, read one more time before commenting.

    And please, keep all labels to yourself, okay?

    “Salary” in show-business depends on your agent’s conversation skills. Google how story with Lawrence ends — she admitted it was her fault she got less money and Lena only poisoned her brain to play a victim and cry WOLF! SEXISM!

    And after these media games for attention no one will take feminism seriously, do you understand it, self-promoted no-sexist??

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Are you?

  • Phil the Donahue

    That’s funny, we have the same business manager and that’s not what she told me the other day. Odd. You have the same business manager too?

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Wrong thread?

  • Sara

    I do have to Agree there but also have to have a say on both parts and I’m a woman,some woman want to make Something out mountain out of a mole hill,when in the Start of the X files I’m still in Season 1 I can see David is a better Actor than Gillian I don’t believe by way way overly acting or anything like that but she just seemed to have some problems in the Start of the show but she was the Rookie so and an Actress so Acting so might be all suppose to be doing that,I don’t know..But again I also see her side wanting the same pay because I couldn’t trust them after I gotten better with acting to get my pay raise then she would have to go through all the steps and sue and get the raise she deserved!! And that is such bullshit for woman this Day in age come on this is the 21st century,a lot of times you can trust men and REALLY can’t trust them at WORK !! X files wouldn’t had lasted 9 years without David & Gillian I’m glad it lasted the 2 years or so David half took off People bitched and moaned and said it was her that he couldn’t work with her any more that wasn’t it at all HE was having money problems a MAN !! He had to Sue them because his Contract was up I’m surpised they aloud him back with open arms but they know how much we ALL love those 2 and I believe there in love with each other and are together now they both have split from both husband/wife and I believe secretly married DONE a lot of research A LOT just type it in and there is a video here watch married seems to be married but NO where online says he is and he even says he thought mulder / scully was married I BELIEVE that’s a BIG Hint that they ARE married !!! Here is the LINK

    This is 2016 by the way there still Split from there Husband / Wife, Why would David where a Wedding Ring he split from his wife in 2014!!??

    https://youtu.be/yyB03ImgG_s?list=FLZKe5PqT0eH9kNc9c-QqNSA

  • Sara

    And also one more thing she kept hiding her hand the whole time of the Video and its 45 minutes long and the 3-5 times you do get to see her hand the video is bad you can’t see but I don’t think there’s a ring there but that’s easy she didn’t put on,and there is like a 10 second where is she sneaking something from the taking and looks like she putting it on she looks at the people to make sure there not watching her to much,I tried to take it back to see what it was but she was pretty fast and I believe it was either something small or it was inside her hand cause I couldn’t see it on the video Spooky !!!