The 11th season finale of The X-Files airs tomorrow, and while there’s no word yet if there will be a 12th season, Gillian Anderson has confirmed that if there is, she won’t be returning as Agent Dana Scully. While she’s been vocal that this season is her last, who knows what the future will hold? The 11th season of the cult hit comes to an end with Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully desperately racing to find their son, William, who is on the run, while the Cigarette Smoking Man pushes forward with his ultimate plan.
Gillian Anderson spoke with Parade recently.
You received your star on the Walk of Fame recently. What was that like for you?
It was amazing. I didn’t know what to expect. It only hit me when I saw someone posting a picture of the guy who was making it, before they even poured the cement in. When that was tweeted it out, it suddenly hit me and I got quite emotional about it. It was wonderful to be there surrounded by friends and loved ones. The people I asked to speak – Bryan Fuller and Joel McHale– were incredibly touching, and Joel’s speech was hysterically funny. It was such an honor.
Where is your star located?
Aside from being outside a kabab shop, it’s near the Fox Theatre.
When did you realize The X-Files was a cultural phenomenon?
I think it really only hit sometime mid-second season. It wasn’t until second or third season.
Do you have a favorite episode this season?
Probably four and seven. Four was Darin’s and seven was one of Glen’s. There’s no dialogue in it.
If you could be any other character on the show, who would you be?
Mulder. He’s such a cool character. Throw some pencils at the ceiling, eat some sunflower seeds.
Are your kids interested in acting?
My oldest [daughter] is in school for production and costume design. My youngest two are in one of the episodes. The little one enjoyed it very much, took it very seriously, but then declared he wanted to be a stuntman.
What other projects are you working on?
I have a couple things lined up for 2019.
What was the last show you binge-watched?
Who was your first celebrity crush?
Who is your favorite actor or actress?
Do you prefer coffee, tea, or soda?
With or without milk?
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever eaten?
I had a raw cheese once at a cheese festival that was the worst thing I ever put in my mouth.
What’s your go-to song to sing in the shower?
[Janis Joplin’s] “Mercedes Benz,” a Fleetwood Mac song like “Landslide.”
Do you have a pet peeve?
I have so many pet peeves. We don’t have time enough for my pet peeves.
You’re at crafty on set. What do you reach for?
I either go toward the hard-boiled egg and cantaloupe or the chocolate.
Is there a movie you can watch over and over again?
Godfather Part II or Up.
Do you have a hidden talent?
I do, but I forget what it is.
The X-Files airs this Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.