Gillian Anderson, whose "X-Files" movie opens today, talks about the "X-Files" computer game

By EW Staff
June 19, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Gillian Anderson, star of “The X-Files” movie (opening today), admits that becoming a mother caused a change in her computer-gaming habits. The Emmy-winning actress has forsaken the mind-bending joys of “Tetris” and “Myst” for a shelf of edutainment kiddie CD-ROMs preferred by her 3-year-old daughter, Piper.

Even so, Anderson, 29, hasn’t entirely abandoned the gamer’s life: She appears with costar David Duchovny in the just-released live-action CD-ROM “The X-Files Game.” (The CD-ROM puts the player in the role of an FBI agent working alongside Mulder and Scully to unravel yet another conspiracy; EW gave it a B+.) “It was a wild and crazy time making it,” Anderson says of the intensive seven-day shooting schedule for the game. “But I got so excited when I saw the results, I felt like a little kid again.” — Gary Eng Walk

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