Gillian Anderson Says She's Done With the X-Files....For Good this Time!

posted by Jaime Roberts - 

The X-Files was on last night, the second episode in it's ten episode run.   And it was SO good!  But right before the X-Files aired, we got some sad news about the show.  Gillian Anderson has said that she will never return to the role of Scully again.  Seriously.  This is what she said to the Hollywood Reporter:   "It’s time for me to hang up Scully’s hat. It just is, 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. I think as [series creator] Chris [Carter] has said himself that short stack of episodes felt like we were leaning 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,” she added. “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.”

WOW!  That's pretty much all I can say...WOW!  It's tough knowing these next eight episodes will be the final time we see Mulder and Scully together again, but it will make me appreciate them all the more.  If indeed they are the end, than so be it.  But you and I both know in Hollywood talk, never means something different than it does for me and you. So I guess we'll wait and see.  Whatever Gillian Anderson decides to do, I'll watch, but I'll still keep my fingers crossed that at some point, she'll change her mind.  

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