She may have spent years flirting with David Duchovny in The X-Files, but before that actress Gillian Anderson had relationships with other girls when she was in school.
Anderson has been talking about this in an interview with Out Magazine, saying, “I was in a relationship with a girl for a long time when I was in high school.”
Having moved from England to the US when she was 11 she experienced a bit of a culture clash, and says that ended up beings voted ‘Most Bizarre’ and ‘Most Likely to Be Arrested’ in high school, noting that there was a bit of truth to both, “based on how I chose to look, dress, behave, you know—the relationships I was in at the time were freaking people out.”
However dating a girl doesn’t seem to have been a big deal for her at the time, as she says, “If I had thought I was 100% 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 entire interview is worth a read, so head over to Out to take a look.