Scully is in the money! The X-Files star Gillian Anderson, 53, is spotted filming an advertising campaign in London for a Silicon Valley cybersecurity firm which will earn her £500,000
As Special Agent Dana Scully, Gillian Anderson always insisted, “The truth is out there.”
Now, nearly 30 years after The X-Files made her a global star, the actress has a new catchphrase: “They’re still watching.”
That’s the tagline of a new advertising campaign she will lead for Silicon Valley cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks which will earn her £500,000, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Stunning: The 53-year-old was spotted in central London last week filming four adverts which will air on TV and online
The 53-year-old was spotted last week in central London filming four adverts which will air on TV and online.
Dressed in a camel coat and brown suede stilettos, the star – believed to be worth £30million – looked glamorous during filming.
She accessorized her coat with a red brooch that resembles the Palo Alto logo.
The actress recently starred as Margaret Thatcher in the Netflix drama The Crown, and also played Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson in the BBC2 crime drama The Fall as well as therapist Jean Milburn in the Netflix comedy Sex Education.
Paranormal: As Special Agent Dana Scully, Gillian Anderson always insisted, “The truth is out there.
A source close to Palo Alto Networks said, “While she’s had many roles since, Gillian is fondly remembered for playing Scully.” She was an iconic character, so when you think of her, you think of aliens, cyberspace, and the paranormal. She is perfect for this job.
California-based Palo Alto Networks is a £3.5 billion-a-year company specializing in defending computer systems against malicious attacks.
It has previously revealed hacking attacks against the West that allegedly come from Russian and Chinese groups.
Its chairman, former Google chief commercial officer Nikesh Arora, has an annual salary of £110m.
Iron Lady: The actress recently starred as Margaret Thatcher in the Netflix drama The Crown
Ms Anderson is not the first A-list star to be hired by the company.
Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal took part in an interview in 2020 to promote him and late night chat show host Seth Meyers was also paid to endorse his services.
On television, Ms. Anderson’s last role is that of Eleanor Roosevelt in a new American series called The First Lady.
She also recently filmed the upcoming period horror film The Pale Blue Eye, alongside Christian Bale.