Gillian Anderson, the actress best known for playing Scully in the X-Files, has revealed to Out magazine that she used to be a little ol’ lezzie in high school. This is back when she was a purple-haired punk rocker who was voted “Most Likely To Be Arrested” for senior superlatives (didn’t even know that one existed).
Says Anderson, of her wild-child days in rockin’ Grand Rapids, Michigan:
“Based on how I chose to look, dress, behave, you know—the relationships I was in at the time were freaking people out… 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 who… And then I was in a relationship with somebody who was way, way older than me. 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.”
A real live has-bian! Whodathunkit?
The 44-year-old actress now has a 17-year-old daughter from a previous relationship (with a man) and two young sons with her current partner (a man). Her latest break onto the American scene: playing the wealthy spinster Miss Havisham in a BBC adaption of Great Expectations, set to air stateside on PBS in a few months.