Feted for playing an FBI agent in "The X-Files" tackling the supernatural, actress Gillian Anderson has cast herself in the real-life role of an anti-slavery campaigner after being shocked at the scale of the problem.
Anderson said she had been unaware up to 46 million people globally were living as slaves, generating an estimated US$150 billion in illegal profits a year, until she became involved in the film "Sold". "The film is an entry point to the issue. By telling one girl's story it gives voice to the millions of children who are trafficked every year."Anderson, who lives in London, said she hoped "Sold", set for a digital release early next year after limited theatrical screenings since 2014, would help raise awareness of the issue.