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Anonymous asked:

When I see old photos and video footage from the 2008 press junket/premieres, I remember that David went into rehab one month later. To me, he looks tired and sad.. Particularly at the London premiere. I always wondered if he told Gillian anything about what was going on in his personal life at that point.

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I remember watching the junkets and being amazed at how energetic and affectionate they seemed — my only frame of reference being FtF press — but when it came to the premieres I thought David was really flagging. I’m sure we’ll never know what, if anything, he talked about with Gillian, but I’ve wondered about it.

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Anonymous asked:

You realize the man in the video of David and Gillian interviewing each other went to rehab three weeks later right? And that his response to those questions has fuck all to do with Gillian Anderson and everything to do with the fact that he is an addict circling the drain? And that he would have responded the same way if it was a trained monkey trying to say what he liked about him or asking about too much nudity in Californication? Not everything is about Gillian!

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I’m very familiar with the timeline, thanks.

I’ve made that particular connection between his responses and his rehab stint, although I don’t think it’s absurd or worth getting angry about to guess that answering those kinds of questions with a woman he’s known for 15 years, with whom he’s had an ambivalent or uncertain friendship, but who knows him well, and whose opinion he actually does care about (as opposed to the opinions of a bunch of media reporters) was harder for him at the time.

myassbrokethefall:

lselby1013:

David And Gillian Interview Each Other (by aptfourtytwo)

I am also in the mood for these two. When am I not?

MAN OH MAN. THIS INTERVIEW. Thank you, person at Access Hollywood who decided they should interview each other. THANK. YOOOUUUUU. Put on your science belts, nerds, because here comes some analysis.

This is such a glorious example of the transitionary period between show-era “We don’t socialize/Just assume I am under duress at all times while talking to you” David and Gillian and post-IWTB-era “I am actually not having a terrible time right now while talking to you and actually we have this whole experience that we shared that we haven’t talked about that much and now we’re talking about it and I kind of like that and I kind of maybe feel slightly positively towards you even, let’s not get carried away or anything but you know, kinda” David and Gillian. Highlights:

  • This sequence:
    1. Gillian gets a card asking David what his first impression of her was and he doesn’t believe her and demands to see it before answering (his answer regarding his first impression of Gillian includes “you were sitting on the stairs”) (and a denial of an earlier joking? assertion from her that he was trying to pick her up, though he concedes that it is “funny”) (and Gillian accepts this with good humor).
    2. David can’t stop thinking about this and jokes that he got a card asking Gillian what she thinks of him but he was only kidding lol. Gillian cracks the fuck up.
    3. David ACTUALLY gets a card saying that, and also asking about his most annoying habit.
    4. Gillian (after NEATLY sidestepping the “annoying habit” question without missing a single beat by referring to his tossing the question cards on the floor, which they are both doing) answers seriously and we are gifted with David’s full retreat into no eye contact/mumbling, COPPING to that when straight-out called on it by Gillian, and “jokingly” cutting her off before she’s finished, all of which Gillian takes with a tolerant smile that seems to indicate this is nothing new AT ALL. THIS BULLET POINT ALONE WOULD HAVE BEEN A GIFT. 

  • Gillian asks David what he splurged on, he demurs 50 times and then admits he bought a car, she asks what kind, he mumbles that he doesn’t want to say, Gillian, warmly: “Come on!” He says a BMW. NOT SOME FANCY CAR OK JUST A BMW. An early and clear indicator of Gillian’s confident and surely well-earned knowledge of when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em, when to walk away, and when to run.

  • Gillian mentions the tattooed buttcheek fan and David is all “Oh, so you went home with some guy” and Gillian just cracks up with zero offense taken. See also “many husbands” for an indicator that DD’s jokes about Gillian gettin’ around do not seem the least bit bothersome to Gillian, unless she’s working hard to fake it. (The arm whap/”shut up” don’t seem to me to have any resentment behind them, in my view.)

  • Gillian’s card asks David to whistle the XF theme, he says he can’t whistle, he asks if she can whistle, she says confidently that she can and whistles the theme, he backhandedly compliments it as “pretty much in key too” and she is visibly holding in multiple eyerolls. Classic David. 

GOLD, SHINY SHINY GOLD. IBG referenced this interview when announcing their David/Gillian panel, which literally put David and Gillian on stage together talking and charged money for it, for charity, which led me to exclaim that FINALLY SOMEONE WAS REALIZING THE POTENTIAL HERE, and which then seems to have led to the realization on everyone’s part, including these guys, that people have a fascination with seeing them together. (Thus we have arrived at a place where Gillian insinuates that David is in the shower in her hotel room, for charity. Bless.) And which unfortunately has also now led to a phalanx of fans, taking it too seriously and/or not knowing how to behave re: boundaries, rubbing this in their faces on Twitter, which has led to the 1000% predictable outcome of David distancing himself. But, anyway. This interview. A classic indeed.

scout517:

source: Duchovny Central

Is this from the TV Guide boat thing????

And is that or is that NOT a huge poster of their Rolling Stones cover that lady has in the background???????

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Anonymous asked:

Maybe you could tell us a story while we wait. Yes?

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ohhhh child you wanna be careful when you ask for a story. my stories aren’t like the nice sparkly rainbow sequins stories you may have seen elsewhere recently. my stories are scientific. my stories are awkward. let me show you what i mean.

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Anonymous asked:

So, dude is in Moscow. Apparently doing a talk show amongst other things. Is it wrong to hope that for a change, he is the one that gets nailed with the awkward questions about his previous co-star? Because I kind of want to see him squirm and because the awkward might just make me die from second hand embarrassment. #becauseofreasons #forscience #okmaybesortformyamusement

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David squirming for our amusement is half the fun of science!!!

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Anonymous asked:

The silence is deafening. The lull is annoying. With no new science where the fuq do we go from here?

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We wait, we wait… and the saints and martyrs wait…

idk we’ve gone pretty long periods before without new data, though it is hard. I’m trying to think how I would feel if it weren’t for TWITTER — I would still be blissfully happy and smooshy like I was, knowing they’d gotten together for meeeals, even a few months after seeing each other in NYC. THOSE WERE MORE INNOCENT TIMES.

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philematic asked:

Hi, I understand that it is impossible for you to respond to every message you receive in your inbox and I apologize for my hyper-sensitivity a few weeks ago, but I have a burning question that needs to be answered. Why does Subject B persist with her trolling, even when being ignored by Subject A? Is there any relationship with that infamous HuffPO interview? Could it be the trolling is a protective measure against more awkwardness? So many questions!

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Honestly, I don’t have an answer. She must think it’s fun and must not be worried about how he’s taking it (or she might love to annoy him, which, were I in her position, I might take a great deal of pleasure in). There’s only so many times the same data can be analyzed until we add in some new factors.

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themirthmobile asked:

Did I miss something? When did she "recently admit" that they never got together?

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HA, I thought that might have been a reference to the HuffPo interview. I know this new interview with Gillian seems to have taken place on March 8, but I think the article could have been written more recently.

She didn’t really say “we never got together,” but I can see someone writing it up that way.

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Anonymous asked:

"We don't talk" was probably in response to the journalist asking, "Do you guys talk?" or "How often do you talk?" or something like that. And what she probably meant was "We don't *talk* talk, but we email and see each other once in a while." Implying lack of phone chitchat rather than lack of contact. That's how I'm choosing to interpret it, anyway!

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Anonymous asked:

Thank you thank you thank you! to the person who pointed out that this interview was done PRE-twitter shenanigans. I get the impression that everything is okay with that too as she has continued to joke about the rumors. D is just way too uncomfortable to deal with it. She has always been good at reading him - TOO GOOD - so we know she wouldn't be poking fun if he weren't amicable.

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myassbrokethefall:

lebeeson:

Actually i really think this does make a difference. It means it doesn’t really mean anything at all, judging by all the fuckery that has happened since then. 

EVERYTHING IS JESUS

I mean, right? I don’t want to assume, but, she’s been in Belfast forever. So certainly the photo shoot would have been a while ago, and it’s possible the interview was done later on the phone…but it also talks about Crisis, which has since been cancelled (awkward). So I had the impression the interview was done a good while ago. 

She may even have meant “We don’t talk” as in we don’t actually TALK, like, on the phone. As delightful as the idea of DD and GA gabbing on the phone as they get their hair done or whatever is, I don’t think any of us really thought that was too likely. :) They don’t live anywhere near each other, so the only way to “talk” would be by phone (or skype or whatever I guess) so, what’s left? E-mail, blackberry action, occasional dinner when they’re in the same city. Pretty much what they’ve always said. 

#ddga#i do agree he has her in the nostalgia box though#because he has issues#but we knew that#at least there’s no sarcastic threatening to buy people humvees


Gillian Anderson by Alex Martinez for Chicago Splash.

Gillian Anderson by Alex Martinez for Chicago Splash.

Last year, when Anderson and co-star David Duchovny reunited for a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” interview, they ignited an Internet firestorm, bantering about the dating rumors that have plagued the pair for years thanks to their overabundance of chemistry. While she only recently admitted that the two never got together, she does claim that they’re “much closer on the whole, more appreciative and understanding since [filming ‘The X-Files’].”

“We don’t talk,” she adds. “But every once in a while, we’ll email, every once in a while, we’ll have a meal together. We reminisce. He’ll remember something funny that happened on the show and email me about it.”

Chicago Sun Times, May 23, 2014 (x)

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Anonymous asked:

I completely understand your disgust at the treatment of our subjects on twitter.

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They clearly missed the training on the Code of Conduct for Scientific Experimentation. Serious violations of scientific best practices going on here.

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