Mark your calendars, fans have a new holiday to celebrate! The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce declared January 8th "Gillian Anderson Day" in Hollywood after she received her star on the Walk of Fame, but there's no reason why that shouldn't be celebrated worldwide. Fans gathered from around the world to attend the ceremony and to celebrate Gillian Anderson's many accomplishments on screen and off. Bryan Fuller and Joel McHale were the featured speakers. Chris Carter was supposed to be speaking as well, but was unable to attend due to a threat of mudslides near his home. For all the details, check out our recap below. If you caught the ceremony online and just want more pictures, we’ve got you covered there too with our photo gallery.
"Thank you to the city of Hollywood and to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for this incredible honor. And thank you to Bryan, and Joel, and David for your kind words.
I first moved to Los Angeles 25 years ago to become a film actress. But then I had the great good fortune of landing in Chris Carter’s television universe and the shoes of Dana Katherine Scully. A woman who wasn’t just the object of a man’s desire, but a strong-willed, smart, brave woman who was career-driven and fiercely independent. The combination of Chris’ creation and whatever rookie, naïve, terrified, determined will I brought to the table manifested a young woman yet to be depicted on TV. And as the fan response would soon prove, a desperately needed role model for women of all ages, everywhere, who it turns out were simply not seeing themselves represented.
Gillian Anderson's busy weekend in Los Angeles continued as she attended the Golden Globe Awards. In a post to her Instagram story, Gillian explained why she chose to wear black: "To stand in solidarity with women and men everywhere who have been silenced by discrimination, harassment or abuse. Wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever you're doing. Join us. #TimesUp." If you're not familiar with the Time's Up Movement that Gillian has been speaking about, read more here. For more pictures from the Golden Globes, check out the gallery below.
Another busy day of events for Gillian Anderson in California ahead of Sunday's Golden Globes and Monday's Walk of Fame Star Ceremony. Gillian attended the BAFTA Tea at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills as well as the Gold Meets Golden event that brings together actors and athletes. Check out a few images below.
Earlier this week after "My Struggle III" aired, someone posted a clip to YouTube claiming to hear a hidden message in the audio at the very end of the episode. We were intrigued but wanted to see for ourselves.
In our own version, we start with the end clip as it aired. You can hear garbled audio over the music as the vision plays out. Then we took that same clip, played it in reverse, and slowed it down just a touch. To our ears, a message is indeed revealed. Is it from Chris Carter himself? We don't know for certain, but as the voice itself says "the truth is out there." Take a listen and see what you think.