Anderson offered half of Duchovny's salary for new 'X-Files'

Anderson offered half of Duchovny's salary for new 'X-Files'

Actress Gillian Anderson says she was offered half of David Duchovny's salary for the highly anticipated new "X-Files" series.

The 47-year-old actress, who plays FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the show, said she was shocked and had to fight for a wage equal to that of her male co-star, reported People magazine.

"It was shocking to me, given all the work that I had done in the past to get us to be paid fairly. I worked really hard toward that and finally got somewhere with it," Anderson said.

"Even in interviews in the last few years, people have said to me, 'I can't believe that happened, how did you feel about it, that is insane.' And my response always was, 'That was then, this is now.' And then it happened again! I don't even know what to say about it," she adds. "It is ... Sad. It is sad," she added,

"The X-Files," that first premiered on world television back in 1993, has been revived for an all-new 2016 series with returning cast David Duchovny (Fox Mudler) and Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully).

The series premieres on Saturday, January 30.  

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