Gillian Anderson says she is done with two key titles, The X-Files and American Gods.
Speaking at the annual Television Critics Association press tour she told media she originally intended to sign on for the six-episode revival of X-Files, but returned for the 2018 revival too.
“It’s time for me to hang up Scully’s hat. It just is,” Anderson told reporters, ruling out any potential return in the future. “I’m finished, and that’s the end of that.”
“I arrived at the decision before we did the previous six, but I was really curious. I felt that the previous six was going to be it. It was dipping our toe back in again … and getting to play these wonderful characters again,” Anderson said. “I think as [series creator] Chris [Carter] has said himself, that short stack of episodes felt like we were learning how to walk again and that this season of 10 feels like the pace is up and we’re running.”
She also confirmed that she’s walking away from Amazon’s American Gods after showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green quit the series.
“I’m not doing any more American Gods. Bryan and Michael Green aren’t either, as has been announced.” Fuller and Green decided to quit the series after clashing with FremantleMedia over the show’s season two budget.
Source: Hollywood Reporter