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Gillian Anderson on Writers' Room at 'X-Files': It's Dominated by Men

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US actress Gillian Anderson arrives for the screening of the film 'Viceroys House' in competition at the 67th Berlinale film festival in Berlin on February 12, 2017. (Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 30 Jun 2017 12:32 PM

Gillian Anderson knocked the writers' room of "The X-Files" in a tweet this week after it was pointed out that all the writers hired for Season 11 of the series are male.

TV Line wrote Monday that "The X-Files" creator Chris Carter filled the writers' room for the 10-episode season with show veterans, including former producers Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan, and James Wong. The Washington Post then highlighted the fact that none of the names mentioned were women.

Anderson, who stars on the show alongside David Duchovny, chimed in with her own tweets about the makeup of the room and the lack of female writers and directors.

It's not the first time Anderson has spoken out about equality issues on "The X-Files." Last year, she told The Hollywood Reporter that producers initially wanted to pay her half of what they were planning to pay Duchovny, but she negotiated for an equal rate.

Anderson has won a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy for her portrayal of Dana Scully during the original run of "The X-Files" on Fox. She was nominated for the awards four other times each.

"The X-Files" is slated for shooting this summer with the episodes scheduled to air sometime during the 2017-2018 season, according to E! Online.

"Chris' creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can't wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of 'The X-Files," Fox president David Madden in a statement.

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