I used to love the X-Files. But now Gillian Anderson seems to have taken on something of an X-File story herself. It seems that despite being TOTALLY green and thinking air travel is the work of the devil… she doesn’t seem to be able to stop getting on a jet and blasting around the planet.
In reverse chronological order.
April, 2011 – She’s back in LA for her LAX Files event.
March 27, 2011 – She was in London. Photoshoot for the Radio Times.
February 18, 2011 – In UK for Low Carbon T-Shirt promotion (yeah, made me laugh also).
February 6, 2011 – Announces she’s off to LAX. No description of when/where. But this is AFTER she is spotted in LAX with Blonde hair, thus proving it’s two events, not one.
January 31st, 2011 – Arrives with new blonde hair at LAX. Presumably that’s “green” hair dye she used.
November 23, 2010 – Arrives in New York for opening of “The Break Of Noon” to surprise David Duchovny. I presume she offset this by talking less about how people shouldn’t fly.
Saturday, June 12, 2010 – Spain filming any human heart (she flew, didn’t bother taking the train).
So that’s only SIX long haul flight and TWO medium in ten months. I mean that’s not the worst I’ve seen. I mean it’s not Al Gore, fly to Sweden and then leave the car running so it’s not cold.. kind of stupid. But it’s not far off. I mean the flights to New York were totally and utterly indulgent.
Updated 4th April 2011
I’ve quite a bit of reaction over this blog posting. Some has been negative and stupid, some negative and interesting and some has been positive. One such positive reply was from a person who wishes to remain anonymous (which I’ll respect), is very devoutly into green and agrees with my point.
That person has sent me a link to this video, which I already knew about, but makes interesting viewing.
Here Gillian Anderson is asked that rather tricky question of how she arrived for the premier and acts somewhat arrogantly that she had to fly because it was too far to swim. Ho bloody ho. Nice of Moby to try and defend her from the very righteous question she’s being asked. What gives her the right to tell everybody else not to fly when it is OK for her? It’s not a quiz, it’s hypocrisy.
Another fun video is this one. Here Gillian suggests she will sign the pledge (not to fly). Guess she must have dropped it on the way back to the airport.
Also, Ed Milliband appears to not quite understand what “to the camera” means.. and has to be told twice.
Should I be worried how easy it is to TELL him what to do? I mean he’s only leader of the Labour party in the UK.
Update 8th May 2011
Gillian Anderson now doesn’t put her international flights on her blog. BOOO! And Ed Milliband has had his efforts to promote global warming banned for “exaggerating the effects”.