Jan. eight (UPI) — Gillian Anderson mirrored on her position because the “fiercely impartial” Dana Scully on The X-Recordsdata as she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame on Monday.
Anderson mentioned she moved to Los Angeles within the early 1990s with the hope of transitioning from stage to movie, however had the “luck” of assembly X-Recordsdata creator Chris Carter who finally gave her the position of the FBI particular agent.
“A girl who wasn’t simply the item of man’s want however a strong-willed, good, courageous lady who was career-driven and fiercely impartial,” Anderson mentioned of Scully. “A younger lady but to be depicted on TV and, because the fan response would quickly show, a desperately wanted position mannequin for ladies of all ages all over the place, who it seems had been merely not seeing themselves represented.”
Star Trek actor Bryan Fuller and Joel McHale, who appeared in 2016’s X-Recordsdata revival additionally spoke on the ceremony.
“No one is pretty much as good of an actor, her success is uncanny, she’s a cultural icon,” McHale mentioned.
Anderson thanked her co-star David Duchovny, whose star is positioned subsequent to hers, for being a “good platonic accomplice to spend 25 years of my life.”
“Who would’ve guessed that after we sat facet by facet within the hallway of Fox throughout that ghastly audition course of 25 years on we would not solely nonetheless be filming, however that we would be everlasting concrete neighbors on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame.”
Anderson mentioned she was “extremely humbled and grateful” to obtain the two,625th star.
“I by no means imagined I might be honored with a star and subsequent to among the biggest names within the trade,” she mentioned.