The X-Files: Gillian Anderson gets new star on Hollywood Walk of Fame


Yesterday, Gillian Anderson of The X-Files received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame right next to co-star David Duchovny.

“Friends, partners and now neighbors.” – David Duchovny

Shining Star

In 1993, Chris Carter and Fox presented us with a future popular culture icon in the making, Agent Dana Scully. Portrayed by stage actress, Gillian Anderson, little did she know what impact she would have on The X-Files audiences or society.

Scully was an exciting character,  an attractive, no nonsense professional who didn’t bat her eyelashes. Instead, she used her considerable brain power and scientific know how to keep Fox Mulder from losing his head. A role model for young women everywhere, she was the reason why girls were taking an interest in the sciences.

Awaiting the presentation of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Anderson was looking resplendent in a shimmering silver gown. Her friends Bryan Fuller of American Gods fame and Joel McHale  were standing by her side. McHale played controversial TV host, Tad O’Malley in season 10 of The X-Files.

According to UPI, Anderson spoke fondly of her alter ego. The character of Scully was a “”A woman who wasn’t just the object of man’s desire but a strong-willed, smart, brave woman who was career-driven and fiercely independent.”

Joel McHale had this to say about his co-star. “Nobody is as good of an actor, her success is uncanny, she’s a cultural icon.”

New Beginnings, Old Friendships

Her partner in crime, so to speak, David Duchovny was unable to attend the ceremony because of a prior commitment. However, he took time out to send Gillian this incredibly thoughtful and moving Tweet.

Duchovny wasn’t alone in sending congratulatory thoughts. Mitch Pileggi retweeted a message from his fans for Gillian as well:

Anderson in her acceptance speech said she was “incredibly humbled and grateful. I never imagined I’d be honored with a star and next to some of the greatest names in the industry.”

Congratulations, Gillian! Good luck in your future endeavors and thank you for giving us 11 seasons of one of the best sci-fi shows around.

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