'Scully' Reveals Lesbian Relationships

Gillian Anderson never considered herself '100% gay,' though

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 14, 2012 10:38 AM CDT

(Newser) – Gillian Anderson, better known as Scully from the X Files, is settled down these days with a partner and three kids, but back in high school, "the relationships I was in … were freaking people out," she tells 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 … And then I was in a relationship with somebody who was way, way older than me." She's had several relationships with other women, she reveals, but more with men.

"If I had thought I was 100% gay, would it have been a different experience for me?" says Anderson, who has a large lesbian fan base. "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." Click for more from the interview.

Actress Gillian Anderson arrives on the red carpet for the BFI 2011 London Film Festival Awards at St Luke's in east London, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.
Actress Gillian Anderson arrives on the red carpet for the BFI 2011 London Film Festival Awards at St Luke's in east London, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
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