The X Files is one of the many hit series to get a reboot this year and the show brought back both of its stars, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson to play FBI Special Agents Mulder and Scully.
Both actors seem ageless and have retained their good looks since the TV show went off the air back in 2002. However, the tabloids have begun to speculate that one of these stars has had a little (or a lot) of work done to maintain her ageless beauty.
Gillian Anderson posted a photo of one Daily Mail article that has accused her of using Botox and other cosmetic procedures to keep her “girlish” looks.
She captioned the photo, “If it weren't so sad, this bollocks would have made my day.”
The photo that The Daily Mail uses in the article is a close-up of Anderson’s face closely scrutinized by “experts.”
“Nose appears slimmer and more defined, possibly after a septoplasty procedure to change the cartilage separating the nostrils,” says one of Daily Mail’s experts.
“Cheeks hint that she has had a dermal filler and a chemical face peel,” says another.
The article basically deconstructs every aspect of Anderson’s face and speculates on the works she ALLEGEDLY has had done.
Anderson does look amazing for her 47 years, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that she has had work done on every part of her face, which I think was the point the actress was trying to make when she commented on the article using the popular British epithet “bollocks.”
The online Daily Mail article also included some harsh comments from Anderson’s critics.
“The aliens clearly implanted a lot of Botox in Scully’s face,” read one person's tweet in the article.
“Loving the return of X-Files, even if Scully physically can’t move her face,” said another. “Is she happy, sad, nostalgic? Who knows?”
Fans have flocked to social media to support Anderson in light of these insulting accusations, going after Daily Mail and the author of this article.
“The big story here should be how you’re killing it in every episode. Too bad there are so many hideously stupid people out there,” writes one fan.
“I hope the trashman comes looking for the 'author' of this article,” says another.
“How we respond to the release of new work by a talented and successful woman in 2016.... #EverydaySexism,” says one Tweet.
Another even posted this photo, editing The Daily Mail's version:
Others brought up the fact that while Anderson was accused of having work done, her equally ageless co-star, David Duchovny was not.
Do YOU think The Daily Mail crossed a line with this article?