Gates McFadden to announce shock retirement from acting?

McFadden created a stir on Monday when rumors have surfaced that her career was over.

Sad news for McFadden fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actress best known for her role on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, is about to announce her retirement from acting, at age 74, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 30/05/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actress isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actress just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Monday evening, #ThankYouGates was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.

“Gates McFadden was unlike any other actress we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouGates”
— @universalObserver, 29 May 2023
“I thought Gates McFadden retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 29 May 2023

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