Gillian Anderson Admits To Having Lesbian Relationships
A long time before Gillian Anderson was Agent Scully on “The X-Files,” she dated girls. The actress told Out Magazine that she had a very interesting dating life when she was in high school. Anderson dated girls, older guys, and punk rock drug addicts.
Anderson told Out Magazine:
“I was in a relationship with a girl for a long time when I was in high school, and then I was in a relationship with a punk rock drug addict. I’m old enough that I can talk about that. And then I was in a relationship with somebody who was way, way older than me.”
Anderson said that she was a rebellious teenager at the time and liked to date people that made her step out of her comfort zone. Anderson said:
“Everything that that kind of anarchistic attitude brings — the inappropriate behavior it leads to — was how I chose to be in the world at that time, which was, you know, not what people did.”
But even though Anderson admits to having lesbian relationships, the actress said that she always knew that she was straight. Anderson added:
“If I had thought I was 100% gay, would it have been a different 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 also revealed that she was offered a part on “Downton Abbey.” Anderson declined the role but will soon start working with PBS on another project. Anderson will star in “Great Expectations” which premieres on April 1st on PBS.