Gillian Anderson’s daughter has caused an uproar on social media. Anderson’s 20-year-old daughter, Piper Maru Klotz, attended The Olivier Awards with her mother on Sunday night.
According to Too Fab, the appearance started people talking about the pair on social media. They made quite the pair by wearing similar dresses to the event. Some had no idea that the woman on Anderson’s arm was indeed her daughter.
However, the reaction to the appearance has been mixed. Some media outlets have called Anderson’s daughter stunning, but the reaction on social media has not been as positive. Some have even called Piper ugly, according to The Gloss. That is not everyone’s reaction on Twitter though.
Piper Maru is Gillian’s daughter from her marriage to Clyde Klotz. The couple met while she worked on The X-Files. He was an assistant art director on the cult series.
Last year, Gillian expressed her happiness over her daughter’s decision to not pursue a career as an actress, according to a previous Inquisitr report.
“She just did her first play and hated it. I’m relieved; it’s not an easy road to choose. I remember my dad sitting me down when he heard it’s what I’d decided to do. He was very concerned and told me only five per cent of actors are working at any given time and I should learn word processing because computers were going to change things a lot and I would have a skill to fall back on. Which is brilliant, but what he didn’t know was that my brain just doesn’t work that way.”
She also stated that she encouraged to “follow her heart in the big things.” She admitted that she wasted many years following men instead of her heart.
Gillian is getting ready to return to the small screen for a revival of The X-Files on Fox. According to Us Magazine, Chris Carter spoke about the revival of the series in a recent statement.
“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break. The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
Fox plans a six-episode limited series that will bring back Anderson and David Duchovny. Production will happen this summer, but it is not yet known when the series will air on television.
Anderson joked in a recent interview that Mulder might wake up from a dream of his other life as Hank Moody. That is the name of the character he portrayed for seven seasons on Showtime. Californication wrapped on the cable network last year.
That is not all Gillian is busy with right now. The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday that the actress is also planning to release a self-help guide for women next year. The book, titled We, will be released on March 16, 2016. That will coincide with International Women’s Day.
Anderson spoke about the book with The Hollywood Reporter.
“[We is] call-out to all women around the world – and by women I include girls, transgender, anyone who identifies themselves as being intrinsically female…that we need to stick together and stand up for each other and not compete against each other.”
Anderson will work with activist Jennifer Nadel on the book. Nadel said the book will provide ” a path to inner freedom and happiness, which in turn will have the power to change the world in which we all live.”
Anderson is definitely keeping herself busy. She also stars on The Fall on Netflix. A third season of the series was announced last month.
What do you think of Gillian Anderson’s date with her daughter? Do you find Piper Maru stunning?
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