"X-Files" star Gillian Anderson has revealed she's had numerous relationships with women in a new interview with Out magazine.
The 43-year-old actress and mother of three, who's long enjoyed a sizable lesbian fanbase, tells Out that she first had a relationship with a woman while still in high school, after moving from her native England to suburban Michigan.
“If I had thought I was 100 percent gay, would it have been a different experience for me?” Anderson, who was voted "Most Bizarre" and "Most Likely to Be Arrested" in high school, ponders. “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."
Anderson, who will next be seen in the BBC's adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations," also confesses to having relationships with other women -- but, as Out's Editor-in-Chief Aaron Hicklin notes, "they have been the exception, not the rule."
She also speaks about her dream of playing Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" -- "I guess there’s some kind of identification there, or a thought that I have something to give" -- before adding that her ideal Stanley would be "Drive" hunk Ryan Gosling. She exclaims, “Can you imagine!?”
Check out the full interview here.
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