'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
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)

(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. (Read more Gillian Anderson stories.)

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