Gillian Anderson keeps in good communication with Piper, her 16-year-old daughter with first husband Clyde Klotz. The former X-Files actress tells Britain’s The Sun that when she was growing up, she was a nightmare for her parents. She explains that after moving from London to America at age 11, she became rebellious.
I had some difficult, rebellious teenage years. When I left high school my classmates voted me Most Likely to be Arrested. Although I was born in America, I regarded London as home. But I then found myself living with my parents in the middle of Michigan. Exactly the same thing happened, in reverse, with my own daughter Piper. She was brought up in America and I brought her with me – aged 11 – when I moved back to London.”
She adds, “What I learned about those years is that I should have talked more about what I was feeling instead of behaving in a silent, resentful way… I should have talked more about my feelings.
“The result is that I now talk to Piper non-stop. But I do think plenty of talking to each other – and talking through everything – is the way forward.”
Anderson also has two children with her partner Mark Griffiths, Oscar, 4, and Felix, 2.