Gillian Anderson rips ‘The X-Files’ over all-male writers’ room


The truth is out there, and it's not making Gillian Anderson happy.

Anderson, best known for playing Federal Agent Dana Scully on the supernatural TV series "The X-Files," lamented over the lack of gender diversity among the show's writers and directors Thursday, saying, "I too look forward to the day when the numbers are different."

Anderson was reacting to a report that the writers' room for the next season of "The X-Files" is, once again, completely male.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Gillian Anderson attends the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Berkeley Square Gardens on June 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Theatre Actress of the Year winner Gillian Anderson attends the Glamour Women Of The Year awards at Berkeley Square Gardens on June 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Gillian Anderson attends a dinner in honour of Justine Picardie to celebrate the book 'Dior by Avedon' at the Beaumont Hotel on January 19, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Dior)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 15: Actor David Duchovny (L) and actress Gillian Anderson speak during the FOX segment for the television show 'The X Files' at the Langham Hotel on January 15, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 15: Actors Joel McHale, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Creator/Executive Producer Chris Carter speak onstage during 'The X-Files' panel discussion at the FOX portion of the 2015 Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel on January 15, 2016 in Pasadena, California (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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News broke earlier this week that series creator Chris Carter had assembled a new writers' room for the next installment of the series, bringing back series veterans Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan and James Wong, and adding series assistants Gabe Rotter, Benjamin Van Allen and Brad Follmer to Season 11.

Anderson noted that the series has hardly fared better for women on the directors' front.

"And 2 out of 207 eps directed by women," Anderson tweeted Thursday morning, with a link to a story about the new writers' room. "I too look forward to the day when the numbers are different."

The actress added, "#TheFutureisFemale."

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