Why do people insist on letting you know when you look like shit? Like, keep the damn comment to yourself. As soon as I walked into my classroom this morning, a classmate commented, “Wow you look sickly”. Wonderful. Thanks. That made me feel awesome.
FAN: Thanks for being the woman who showed me that science wasn’t just for boys.
In fact, I think one of the greatest gifts of the X-Files is that the lead male character is irrational and nonsensical. It has been done since, especially in the genre, but it was the first show I saw that challenged those roles.
So, no questions, just plain old thanks from a long time fan and (now) woman of science.
GILLIAN ANDERSON: There’s a lot of women who have come to me and told me they have gone into some form of science because of Scully, which I think is really cool. Thank you.