Actress Gillian Anderson, best known for her nine-year stint as FBI Agent Dana Scully on "The X-Files," has reprised her Emmy-winning role this summer in a movie sequel based on the wildly popular science-fiction television series.
The re-awakening of the "X-Files" franchise, which enjoys a cult-like following, marks somewhat of an about-face for Anderson, 39, who said she has been spending the six years since the show's end "trying to do everything but Scully."
To that end, Anderson moved from Hollywood to London, where she has appeared in two stage productions and is preparing for a third. She has also enjoyed an award-winning turn in a 2005 television adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Bleak House," and appeared in the 2006 Oscar-winning film "The Last King of Scotland" with Forest Whitaker, reports Reuters.
Her X-Files partner, David Duchovny (aka Mulder) added a little humor to spice up the fan's imagination for the upcoming film.
David Duchovny was "scared" about how wife Tea Leoni would cope with his sex scene in new movie 'The X-Files: I Want to Believe'.
The 47-year-old actor - who has two children with Tea - admits he was nervous about what his wife would think of his erotic kiss with co-star Gillian Anderson in the sci-fi film.
When asked if he was concerned about Tea's reaction to the scene, David replied: "Yes! But luckily we were filming in Canada so I didn't have to deal with it!"
WENN reports that Anderson also recently sold off her vast collection of memorabilia from the cult sci-fi show to raise cash for her favourite charities.
More than 500 rare and signed items were auctioned off by website eBay.com's Giving Works charity division on 17 July (08), as fans of the hit TV show franchise get ready for the new X-Files film, I Want To Believe.
And Anderson admits there are one or two keepsakes she's already having second thoughts about selling.
"And almost all the behind the scene photographs bring back extremely vivid memories.
"They're actually quite intimate... compared to all the posed photos out there."
Auction Cause boss Eric Gazin, who will manage the charity sale, adds, "A lot of the items have been in storage for years.
"I guess Gillian has accumulated a lot of stuff and she feels it's time to give back to the fans and raise some charity funds in the process.
"For us, the highlights include a cross necklace (Anderson's character) Agent Scully wore on the TV show and a real X-Files case file. It's an amazing collection."
The charities that will benefit from the haul Anderson's collection is expected to fetch include Artists for a New South Africa and BuskAid.
The film has caused a renewed interest in the actress. In fact, the search engines are burning up the bandwidth with those seeking a peek (18 or older) at any possible XXX-Files by the actress.
The former 'X-Files' star reveals her breasts (18 or older) in two films during a couple of very steamy love scenes.