The truth – about sexism in Hollywood – is out there.
That’s right: Anderson claims Fox initially only offered her half of Duchovny’s salary for the highly anticipated miniseries, which premieres this weekend.
“It was shocking to me, given all the work that I had done in the past to get us to be paid fairly. I worked really hard toward that and finally got somewhere with it,” Anderson tells The Daily Beast of picking up a battle from when the sci-fi series originally aired in the ’90s.
“Even in interviews in the last few years, people have said to me, ‘I can’t believe that happened, how did you feel about it, that is insane.’ And my response always was, ‘That was then, this is now.’ And then it happened again! I don’t even know what to say about it,” she adds. “It is … sad. It is sad.”
Fox did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
The X-Files premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on Fox.