Entertainment

X-Files star reveals lesbian past

Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson

GILLIAN Anderson had a relationship with a woman while she was in high school.

The former X-Files star has experimented with her sexuality in the past but says she was too attracted to men for her lesbian romances to go the distance.

She told Out magazine: "I was in a relationship with a girl for a long time when I was in high school.

"If I had thought I was 100 per cent gay, would it have been a different experience for me?

"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."

The 43-year-old actress started to experiment with her sexuality after her family moved from London to a small town in Michigan.

Gillian - who has two sons, Oscar, five, and three-year-old Felix, with partner Mark Griffiths as well as 17-year-old daughter Piper from her marriage to Clyde Klotz - said: "Going from London to a small Republican town like Grand Rapids was quite a shock.

I thought it would be a place of sunshine and happiness and candy bars.

"Based on how I chose to look, dress, behave, you know -the relationships I was in at the time were freaking people out."

>> More entertainment news


Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Woman run over in driveway

Reported car v pedestrian at Nardoo Court, Redbank Plains.

Paramedics treat accident victim for chest injuries

WATCH: Dashcam footage shows motorway crash

FOOTAGE shared on Facebook site Dash Cam Owners Australia has revealed just why drivers need to take care on the roads over long weekends.

Ipswich crash caught on camera

Strange Politics: Peter Dutton treats refugees like rubbish

Strange Politics: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton makes an awful neighbour.

My mad old bin-phobic neighbour's kindred spirit in Peter Dutton

Latest deals and offers

Government follows Opposition’s lead over Ipswich Mwy

THE Federal Government has finally come to the party and stumped up cash for the Ipswich Motorway upgrade.

Woman run over in driveway

Reported car v pedestrian at Nardoo Court, Redbank Plains.

Paramedics treat accident victim for chest injuries

WATCH: Dashcam footage shows motorway crash

FOOTAGE shared on Facebook site Dash Cam Owners Australia has revealed just why drivers need to take care on the roads over long weekends.

Ipswich crash caught on camera

Strange Politics: Peter Dutton treats refugees like rubbish

Strange Politics: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton makes an awful neighbour.

My mad old bin-phobic neighbour's kindred spirit in Peter Dutton

WATCH: Man charged after allegedly reaching 182kmh

Polair 2 has captured footage of a man allegedly reaching speeds of 182kmh on Ipswich Motorway.

Man charged for dangerous driving on long weekend

Man stabbed in back at Bellbird Park

A man was stabbed in the back on Saturday afternoon during an altercation at an address in Bellbird Park

Man stabbed during incident at Bellbird Park

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances