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X-Files boss speaks on Gillian Anderson pay gap: ‘People don’t get that it’s a business’

Gillian Anderson made sure she was paid the same as David Duchovny for The X-Files (Picture: Diyah Pera/FOX)

The X-Files creator Chris Carter has weighed in on the pay gap between stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, and while he believes equal pay is important, he thinks the ‘business’ side of Hollywood is overlooked and everyone is just trying to get the best deal for themselves.

Anderson has spoken in the past about being offered ‘half’ of Duchovny’s pay for series 10 in 2016, telling Daily Beast at the time: ‘Especially in this climate of women talking about the reality of [unequal pay] in this business, I think it’s important that… Read the full story

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