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Anonymous asked:

"There are actually not many photos of them looking so unhappy in such close proximity and I cherish the few we have." This describes the real you (and a bunch of other so-called fans as well) to a T.

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lolol I’m not sure what the insult is here. I like that they had a hard time during XF? IT’S SO TRUE. Am I supposed to cry when I see such retro awkward? Or is it just that I’m supposed to believe it was always unicorn rainbows?

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Anonymous asked:

Can I ask for 6 of your all-time favourite pictures of David and Gillian? Help us pass through this very very very dry spell please :)

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My top favorite pictures of them???

WHY, SINCE YOU ASKED

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Because how is this photo even real.

There are actually not many photos of them looking so unhappy in such close proximity and I cherish the few we have.

This is one of the first and only photos I had of them saved on my computer back in the day and I have really weird feelings about it. Like, I used to look at it before I learned about their shit, and when I thought they must be some sort of acting magicians that made Mulder and Scully come to life via their perfectly open and friendly costarry affection towards one another a la every other pair of successful costars ever. How innocent I was!

I know it is really Mulder and Scully but for me this is almost The Photo. This is the “workable working relationship” photo, the “relationship of reliance” photo, the “we don’t socialize” photo, and the “save it for the camera” photo all rolled into one. Madness shared by two.

Two insanely gorgeous people form ranks, grim and battle-ready.

I love the inverted power dynamic of this, especially given when it was taken. The vulnerability of his head tucked under her chin, his ear on her breastbone. Her posture is more rigid and her eyes look challenging, but his are calm and safe.

I can exactly recall the feeling of disbelief I felt upon first seeing this photo. Heady times, 2008.

I can stare at this one for even longer than the ones where they’re touching.

ok so sue me

Truly one of my long, long term faves. The perfect indifference. I mean you can’t buy it.

Trying to come up with a caption. Trying.

The perfect “after” photo. David is wearily, cheerfully over it and Gillian triumphant.

And finally, this one is such so sweet and casual, I like to keep it on my phone and pretend that, um, other people would too.

THIS HAS BEEN FYDG’S FAVE PICS.

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Anonymous asked:

Wow, you know, it almost seems like you... ship it. I mean, those pics, the commentary... Are you sure you're not in denial? I mean, honestly, just look at them. No one would blame you. Even scientists have feelings.

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I HAVE NO FEELINGS!

MY SCIENTIFIC DETACHMENT HAS NOT WAVERED FOR A SECOND

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Anonymous asked:

You can only choose one picture to accurately represent the Weekend from Hell. GO.

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IMPOSSIBLE. Wait, no. I’ve got it.

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Just overwhelmed. Did he just. I think he just. Adorable? Wonderful work? For me? From him? Here? Now? What. How.

Or perhaps:

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Laughter, unnecessarily close physical proximity, hotness, this photo has it all.

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I like this one for her little smile and something about the way she’s standing under his arm (AND PROBABLY FINGERING HIS JACKET) and looking at the camera while he talks… it just feels safe. Also married.

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WELP.

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SO HAPPY BABIES.

But ultimately it might be:

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It’s how his fingers splay on her shoulder, it’s Gillian being Gillian, it’s David watching her face like he can’t wait to see what happens next. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE AND WHY CAN’T THEY JUST ACT NORMAL.

ET: Is there any special training, for Gillian, as far as you go, maybe having to deliver a baby tonight? You know, is there a chance that might happen?
DD: Is she that pregnant? I think she’s.. due in October. We won’t tell her you said she looks like she’s due today.

ET: Gillian said her costar, David Duchovny, father of two, may not be her first choice of babysitters.
GA: He’d be nervous about it, that it would force him into being very protective…

ET, LA IWTB premiere, July 23, 2008

GA: Time is different for different people and, uh, for me, you know, six years actually went by very very quickly. And it felt like when we did actually start to do the film that it was the right time, that perhaps any earlier wouldn’t have been the right time. And it really felt like a reunion.

DD: When we started working together, it was like no time had passed. For me. For Gillian, it was like six years had passed. No, it was very easy, it was very easy to slip back into it.

DD: The closure at the end of the ninth year… I don’t really remember exactly what it was but it felt, you know—
GA: Whatever happened!
DD: —it felt like an end. I mean we knew we were ending the show, so there was an end.

IWTB junkets, July 2008

9N: You both have done such an amazing job of being able to find other work! You know what I mean? People have accepted you in other roles.
DD: Well, she’s good.

GA: You know, at the beginning we didn’t know whether we were gonna go more than thirteen, we didn’t know — I had no clue what, you know—
DD: Oh, yeah, you don’t think about—
GA: —the impact that it was gonna have on my life. All I knew was that my first paycheck was bigger than anything—
DD: Yeah.
GA: —I think I or my parents had ever seen in my entire life—
DD: Yeah, yeah.
GA: —and that’s what you’re focused on.
DD: [laughing] That’s gonna sound great!

9News, IWTB junkets, July 2008

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Anonymous asked:

I need to know that I am not alone in quoting lines and tags from this page, as well as phrases Duchovs and Gillian have used in interviews, etc. and having no one realize what I've cleverly and lovingly done. Is this secretly a blessing?

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I’m continually surprised at how certain things have taken off… it’s funny because my colleague and I used to always quote certain things but now it’s a much wider circle of people who get it! Which is awesome! And weird! And the weirdness of some tags showing up in David and Gillian’s mouths is even more insane!

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Anonymous asked:

"We're just holding hands; we hold hands" will forever be etched in my memory along with the cheeky smug look she had as David tried to answer the question. She's chewing her gum, staring at nothing, barely paying attention while probably running her thumb over his palm while it sits in her crotch. Good times.

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allthewayfrombelfast:

GET OUT OF HERE WITH THIS IMAGERY.

Just kidding, stay forever. 

Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny - BTS Reddit AMA

Q: Which celebrity has made you laugh the most during an AMA?

Victoria from Reddit: “…Or David Duchovny because him and Gillian together are HILARIOUS. Their WITTY BANTER IS REAL.” (x)

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Anonymous asked:

Remember on the IBG conversation with D and G when answering the embarrassing XFiles moments and DD says when they kissed for the first time on screen presumably meaning Millennium although they just goofed around and made out in the filming of FTF and G's all like that wasnt that embarrassing. This reminds me of 'we don't socialise' Not sure why. I'm not all together certain that DD always tells the truth.

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I thought that entire question & answer was a bit farcical. The most awkward, uncomfortable experience while filming The X-Files? And they hem and haw and tell each other they can’t seem to think of any scenes with extra goo or too much monster bile? Get real, kids. We were all there. The discomfort was entirely human in origin.

So yes, I think he was trying to come up with something that was more substantial than “the time we got put in prosthetic wrinkles” — he was clearly aiming for something interpersonal — but he undershot and came up with a deliberately tame, “we had to kiss on camera” answer which seemed more palatable to the audience. But Gillian didn’t like the idea, or worried about building off it (“yes being so physically intimate with someone I didn’t much care for at the time was something of a chore”), or just recognized that it WASN’T that awkward for them, seeing as the physical aspect of their acting-relationship was never the problem. They seem to have always been pretty physically comfortable with each other, at least if it was called for on the page and allowed for some plausible deniability.

tl;dr they are LIARS… or maybe just categorize interpersonal awkwardness differently — as part of “their” past vs. “acting on the show”

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Anonymous asked:

I would like to see David and Gillian do a updated version of then 1940 screwball comedy, "His Girl Friday." David would be perfect for the Cary Grant role and Gillian would be absolute perfection in the Rosalind Russell role. Charming, witty, and sexy! What a combination for these two in a remake of this marvelous old movie.

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Ugh, I would say “His Girl Friday” is my DREEEEAM classic movie reboot, but to be totally honest, that prize probably goes to “The Philadelphia Story.”

Reboot or not, casting current day David and Gillian in a comedy of remarriage?? To the producer/director/agent who could talk them (and by “them” I mean “David”) into that, I hereby promise my firstborn child.


"I love Gillian, and I’d love to work with her — but it’d have to be something… that I can’t think of…"
On acting with Gillian Anderson in a non-X-Files project, SDCC, July 2013

"I love Gillian, and I’d love to work with her — but it’d have to be something… that I can’t think of…"
On acting with Gillian Anderson in a non-X-Files project, SDCC, July 2013
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