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Gillian Anderson hated 'X-Files'

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Gillian Anderson has confessed that she hated her time on The X-Files and will never appear in another TV series.

The actress insisted that the only reason she played Agent Scully for nine years was because she enjoyed the financial rewards of starring on the show.

"I couldn't get out of it. I didn't have a choice. I had to sign a contract for five-and-a-half-years before I even went to my first audition - when I didn't know if I'd got the part," Gillian told Stella magazine. "Back then I was all innocent and I thought, 'Wow that sounds wonderful.'

"But then, when I started, I realised I'd be in a Canadian wood working 16 hours a day for nine months a year. And the reason I stayed so long was because the only way I could get more money was to commit myself to doing it for another couple of years."

Asked about future TV projects, she replied: "Oh, shut the f*** up! Are you kidding me? My God, I don't even watch television. I don't like television. I never have liked it. The whole concept of sitting down in front of a TV feels like one of the things that's destroying society, as far as I'm concerned."

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