Gillian Anderson says she was ‘never 100% gay’

Bisexual X-Files star admits she 'always knew' she still liked men despite 'experimenting' with women

Gillian Anderson says she was ‘never 100% gay’
30 July 2012

X-Files star Gillian Anderson says she was never ‘100% gay’ and was still attracted to men when she was younger.

The 43-year-old actress who revealed to Out magazine in March that she has had lesbian relationships in the past said she ‘always knew’ she still liked the opposite sex even when experimenting with women.

‘I was talking to Out about gays and choice, and the view that you can just choose not to be gay in some way. I decided to talk about it now because someone with whom I was in a relationship a couple of decades ago – a woman – passed away about a year ago,’ she told the Sunday Times magazine.

‘I was talking about her and, in the context of the gentle conversation we were having, I thought I would say that I have had a couple of relationships with women, but that wasn’t my experience because I did have a choice. I always knew I still liked boys.

‘Being gay was never something that I identified with 100%, because I knew that for me it wasn’t the only way.’

Anderson, who shot to fame playing FBI agent Dana Scully in the long-running sci-fi show, told Out that she dated a girl in high school and later had a relationship with a punk rock drug addict.

Married and divorced twice, she has been with current partner Mark Griffiths since 2006. They have two young sons and Anderson also has a daughter from a previous marriage.



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