fuck yeah david and gillian : documenting the awkward since 2010
Neil in Victoria (11 years old) asks if Gillian and David Duchovny are good friends off the screen?
GA: “It’s a lot of work to work with someone as intensely as we do on a daily basis. Our relationship shifts and changes, and on the weekends we don’t hang out because we’re sick of seeing each other all week!”
CBC Radio Interview, Nov 1994
See Post #subject of scientific inquiry since 1994 #and look the party line is already written #they just work together #we don't socialize #early years #second season #it's complicated #gillian anderson #david duchovny
Directing her co-star worked out perfectly well, too. ”David only worked a day and a half on the episode,” Anderson says. “It went fine. He showed up and he was prepared.”
GA, New York Times, March 2000
Shiera, the Star of the Sea
I wish there was a game show for celebrities where they have to keep a straight face while going through their tag on Tumblr
The celebrity who can last the longest wins
Hi, Anon #271 here. I'm anon because I don't have a tumblr. I'll bet I'm not the only non-tumblr person that checks this blog regularly - your work is just that important.Anonymous
Ohh, I see. Wish I could take a headcount! How many lurkers do we have? If you get accounts you can discover the great joy of ‘liking’ things!
do you know why "all things" is always spelled in all lowercase? i've always found this really strange. like everywhere i've ever seen the episode title listed, it's been all lowercase even when every other title is capitalized correctly. i figured you might be able to shed some light on this!Anonymous
Yeah, it’s just titled in lowercase, that’s how it was written. I think eschewing capitals might make things more spiritual and real… you could ask Gillian. (But she probably won’t remember!)
There were a few more surprises for Anderson while she was actually on the stage, calling the shots. No one pulled any practical jokes on her and everyone was supportive. That includes David Duchovny.
“He was only in the wrap around stuff,” Anderson says, “He was very gentle and non-judgmental. It was nice.”
on directing ‘all things,’ Starlog Magazine, June 2000
so i fluctuate on a pretty daily basis between the notion that these idiots are either perfect for each other and too dumb/scared/moody to acknowledge or act on it, or david is like an older brother who learns to appreciate his little sister gillian once they're all grown up. what's your expert opinion on these theories?Anonymous
ahahahaha. I guess I lean toward the latter, I gotta admit. But it’s so true that you can theorize all you want, and add up all the numbers, but still if you watch them interact off camera, there’s a weird indefinable something to it. I don’t see thwarted romantic potential as such, but I still think they enjoy that they aren’t actually related? Can I say that?
Are you all so ashamed?? (Though I guess I also write from behind a curtain of secrecy.) Is the stigma still so strong?? This is SCIENCE!
Why the kiss at the '97 Globes? WHY? These are the scientific mysteries that keep me awake.Anonymous
The mysteries of science are never truly solved!!
In 99,9% of behind the scenes videos to any film or TV show, the actors say the usual "OMG we have so much fun with each other, it's like a family". Then there is David and Gillian. They just had to complicate everything. I honestly don't understand anything they've ever said about each other but this site (especially your tags!) is very entertaining. Thank you for documenting the awkward!:)Anonymous
Seriously, how did they miss that day in actor school? What was so horrible about lying and glossing over like everybody else undoubtedly does? Ah well, it helps me make a living. I mean if I were getting paid for this. Which I’m not. So it helps me make a hobby.
“We work well together and then go our separate ways. We do not socialize, any more than two people at work socialize. Sometimes we have a lot of fun together in front of the cameras; at other times, it is a matter of just surviving. I hardly have enough time for my family and real friends, without spending much time in his company.”
Gillian Anderson, UK Cable Guide, Aug 1999
“David looks at the whole picture. He sees himself and everything, and how it affects him. He can foresee where things are going. As for me, I show up and just assume that everything is OK. Part of that was because of my exhaustion level moving between getting married, having a child, getting divorced. I didn’t have the time or energy to think about what was happening on the show. Only now have I finally found a balance in my life. Some peace has been made.”
Gillian Anderson, LA Times Magazine, Sep 1999
“As an actor and as a writer, I like to watch. But people become watchful when they come into contact with somebody famous. They don’t act like themselves any more. It’s sad. I can’t complain about it, but I kind of miss… it is what it is.”
David Duchovny, The Guardian, June 2000
Just wanted to wish you Merry Christmas. You deserve it - your blog brought me the most laughter in 2012. Not that I understand these two more now:) - but I was entertained:) Cheers and happy holidayAnonymous
Thank you very much!! A Merry Christmas to you, too. Hopefully there will be much more to laugh at in the year to come.