How did he like returning with Gillian Anderson in the new movie? Was he apprehensive? And had her previous statements about him cooled his attitude toward her?

"Well, one thing we all have to keep in mind in this business is that statements can be attributed to people that they never, in point of fact, even made," he says. "I know Gillian had some concerns [about her salary]; at times she even had some valid complaints. It isn’t easy to deny that an actress has a tougher time of it in this business than an actor has.

"But you know, I’ve had my own rough times. [Describes “Connie and Carla” flop.But it did taint my career… I could tell that some people in Hollywood — powers that be, bigwigs, you know — were avoiding me because of the smell of failure that emanated from that movie and which, for some time, clung to me. That really stressed me for a while, and was a big lesson.”

Japan Times Online, October 2008 (x)


It’s no secret — thanks to the rumor mill initially, and then to Anderson’s own public statements — that the actress portraying skeptical FBI agent Dana Scully did not always get along with Duchovny.
She has been quoted by Daily Variety and “Entertainment Tonight” as saying: “It’s sometimes difficult to act opposite or try to befriend an actor who actually believes that he’s worth the bigger salary which he’s getting, even though we’re both the stars of this series.”*
Anderson also wasn’t fond of having to stand on apple boxes in some of her scenes with the 184-cm-tall Duchovny (she’s approximately 160 cm).
Japan Times Online, Oct 2008 (x)
* NOTE: This quote not attested in independent sources; may be super made-up shit.

It’s no secret — thanks to the rumor mill initially, and then to Anderson’s own public statements — that the actress portraying skeptical FBI agent Dana Scully did not always get along with Duchovny.
She has been quoted by Daily Variety and “Entertainment Tonight” as saying: “It’s sometimes difficult to act opposite or try to befriend an actor who actually believes that he’s worth the bigger salary which he’s getting, even though we’re both the stars of this series.”*
Anderson also wasn’t fond of having to stand on apple boxes in some of her scenes with the 184-cm-tall Duchovny (she’s approximately 160 cm).
Japan Times Online, Oct 2008 (x)
* NOTE: This quote not attested in independent sources; may be super made-up shit.

It’s no secret — thanks to the rumor mill initially, and then to Anderson’s own public statements — that the actress portraying skeptical FBI agent Dana Scully did not always get along with Duchovny.

She has been quoted by Daily Variety and “Entertainment Tonight” as saying: “It’s sometimes difficult to act opposite or try to befriend an actor who actually believes that he’s worth the bigger salary which he’s getting, even though we’re both the stars of this series.”*

Anderson also wasn’t fond of having to stand on apple boxes in some of her scenes with the 184-cm-tall Duchovny (she’s approximately 160 cm).

Japan Times Online, Oct 2008 (x)

* NOTE: This quote not attested in independent sources; may be super made-up shit.

"I get lots of work. I keep busy, or as busy as I want to be. I can’t do everything I’m offered. But after Chris and the guys came to me and told me the concept, went through the story, and once the script was up and running, I knew there was no way I wasn’t going to return.

"I also knew there was no way someone else was going to take my place, either as Mulder or any other male lead."

Japan Times Online, Oct 2008 (x)

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Anonymous asked:

Can you tell me when/who the video of GA smoking outside her trailer saying "he's a fucking asshole" is about? Who is she referring to? A friend of mine said it was a new actor on set, but I'm not sure?

A

It’s from the seasons six blooper reel. They had this whole (fake) sub-plot about a “new cast member” who was added for a change of pace, and he goes around being irritating, and they “interview” different cast and crew about him. So, as far as I know, it’s all in jest.

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gladlybeyondanyxperience asked:

Oh!!! Do the one with the beach volleyball on their weekend off and DD snarking at GA about having to be there. I believe he had Pwrry Reeves with him and she had CK and baba Piper and they were playing another tv production.

A

Hmmm! Do you mean this, or another one? 

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Anonymous asked:

I find it amusing how you need scientific proof of what DD's marital status may be and yet you say "a reliable source" told you GA & DD had dinner the night of Paley; yet there are no pics on the internet or anywhere for that matter to prove this and unless your "reliable source" followed them, then really how trustworthy is that person? I guess you assume they are the ONLY person out of millions in NYC to see them. I doubt it. Meh. Seems you have double standards, no?

A

Well… yes. I want scientific proof of everything. As I said when I posted that, I know it’s not the kind of information that can convince everyone, particularly because I was asked not to explain the circumstances. (Although at this point, I think I CAN explain that it was not just a sighting; someone heard, or overheard, from one of our subjects what the plans were for the night.)

So I don’t ask people to just trust me on that point, unless they are inclined to. Coming from someone else, I might not believe it. If you distrust my motives, that’s fine, but I don’t have an interest in cooking up fake scenarios and I’ve been contacted by enough people with stories to start to be able to distinguish between a hoax and a not-hoax (although it’s always possible to be mistaken). If someone with a similar chain of evidence came to me saying they knew something about DD’s marital status, I’d probably believe it (though I might not post about it). I believed that person at NYCC who said David referred to himself as “single,” but that’s a little different than believing the kind of source who would go to Star Magazine with their supposed scoop.

But you don’t HAVE to believe I’m right — I’m not making money off this, as I have frequently mentioned!

TNT: Can you talk about working with David? It’s been talked about for five years now, but just sum up…
GA: Summing up working with David? In what respect? I mean….
TNT: You kind of get a feel for people. You’ve known him enough time now, so when you work intimately with him non-stop, is he that great a guy?
GA: Um… let’s go on to another question.

TNT Rough Cuts, July 1998

FHM: Has David Duchovny ever mentioned any of your great press?
GILLIAN: No.
FHM: Are you two still mates?
GILLIAN: Still? We’re as we’ve always been: fine.

FHM, January 1997

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Anonymous asked:

i want to come back to the beginning and ask, who said "we don't socialize", "we don’t hang out" etc, first?

A

Ooh. That’s a great investigative approach. I think we’d have trouble figuring out who first had it in print that they didn’t socialize. Of course I’d bet on David, but you never know. We’re dealing with missing evidence in this case, because even if someone happened to type up the first ever article about David and Gillian, who knows if it would still be accessible. It’s worth searching the Usenet archives, but you’d probably have to go back before alt.tv.xfiles to wherever things were being discussed… Even eyewitnesses might remember the first article THEY read about it, but who’s to say it was the first time it was ever published…?

Q

Anonymous asked:

And this is why you are the ONLY blog with a shortcut to my homepage. I love your perfect stubbornness. Stay strong for the rest of us. #puresciencerules

A

I do it all for you, Mulder.

Asked what other misconception about himself he’d like to clear up, Duchovny pauses.

"I don’t know," he says finally. Then: "Probably that I don’t like the rain." 

Vancouver Sun, Feb 1998

Q

Anonymous asked:

you haven't made any comments about David and Tea's reconciliation. I thought you would jumo on the happy bandwagon.

A

I have yet to see anything credible suggesting that their status has changed. If that ever happens, I anticipate making perhaps ONE post, for the sake of general scientific background or for fine-tuning our interpersonal barometer readings.

Two more points because I get a lot of comments about general D&G gossip:

1) This isn’t just a generic celebrity fan Tumblr that will post everything our subjects do or say or act in — there are many awesome Tumblrs that do that, and I myself prefer just checking the tags. One must think of the purity of the archive.

2) Am also not gunning to be the official fandom debunker. It’s cool and has often been super fun when you guys check in with me when new stuff happens, but a lot of it I choose not to post in order to avoid becoming that kind of gatekeeper.

If I am NOT posting something, that pretty much tells you what I think about its veracity or at least its relevance to our theme.

"I have a tendency to throw myself at life," Anderson says. "There’s a wonderful aspect to that but there’s also a price and the price for me has been my emotional and psychological stability.

"The panic attacks started when I was pregnant with Piper. They started at work and then they would happen every day and I felt like I was going mad. After Piper was born, I would nurse her, shaking from anxiety, and then I started having them in the middle of the night, so I would get home from work at one in the morning and then be having one until four. It was hell on earth. If it hadn’t been for my newborn child I wouldn’t have been able to handle it."

Evening Standard, Jan 2007

"One of them without the other would feel as if the other half of them had died. You can’t even think of Mulder without Scully."

Gillian Anderson, Big Picture News, July 2008

Q

Anonymous asked:

Do you follow any blogs? Or just a handful? Sorry, just curious. I enjoy reading this blog very much. It keeps me up-to-date on ga/dd events and moments of intrigue (:

A

Thank you!

I only follow a couple of blogs, and usually only reblog stuff with conversation (or people who make gifs, which I suck at doing). I always thought of this more as a content-producing blog than a content-reblogging blog. I have a separate personal blog that I use to follow people who post stuff that I like — but I hardly post any D&G stuff there, since I do it all here, so it’s not really one to follow unless you happen to like my other interests!

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