It was recently reported that Gillian Anderson was not offered the same salary as David Duchovny to return to The X-Files.
Duchovny (who presumably accepted the higher fee) has now weighed in.
“I’ve done everything I can to help that whenever I could,” Duchovny told The Guardian.
“I think we should be paid the same to do The X-Files.”
“You can ask Gillian. She knows that I have always wanted us to be paid the same, for as long as I’ve known there was a discrepancy. Hollywood payment is not fair, and it doesn’t always parcel on gender lines or race lines, or anything like that.”
Salary imbalances based on gender is the latest issue to swamp Hollywood following a lack of diversity on screen and fewer production roles going to females and minority groups.