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…?

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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

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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

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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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Anonymous asked:

I am curious what does the "modly" tag mean?

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Long ago, in the time of lists and forums and LiveJournal communities, there were people called moderators. They were people who ran things and  attempted to stop others from being crazy.

In these wilder Tumblr spaces, I suppose they don’t exist, but since I’m a fogie (ish) running this place, modly posts are posts that have to do with me running the thing.

ropobop:

This is still probably the best thing that’s ever happened. EVER.

#the thing he does at the last ‘hoo!’ at the end#makes it clear that he KNOWS this song

I haven’t seen this since approximately 2003 (I watched it once and never could again) so thank you for bringing it to my attention.

I don’t remember much about how this happened, except that when David heard he was gonna be singing with the BNL (I forget whether he requested it or they did), he asked for a copy of the song so he’d at least be able to do the “woo woos” at the right time. I think we can see the fruit of his efforts.

The other great thing of course is that the BNL were HUGE XF fans. As they said on VH1’s I Love the 90s, they named their dogs Scully and Mulder. (You can also uncover the origins of the lyrics from “One Week,” which were apparently the lyrics they gave to the XF theme — dans la maison, la maison, la maison…)

(via myassbrokethefall)

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Anonymous asked:

Don't understand the confusion or let down over the twitter thing. David obviously lets Gillian joke about him & her and he does his own thing. I can't see any awkwardness. She knows how to use the two to her advantage for publicity of her charities. Meanwhile he uses twitter to promote his upcoming projects. It is OBVIOUS they talk more in private than online in front of prying eyes. I think they are probably closer friends than they have ever been.

A

So optimistic but I like it!

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xfiles-behind-the-scenes asked:

I just had someone message me who pointed out that the FtF hallway blooper kiss happened right after David and Tea were married and the "Triangle" kiss happened a few months after that, and was wondering what the heck was going on with David and Gillian's relationship then. I told her that was a very valid question to which there is no easy answer. Then I kindly referred her to your blog to continue her research and told her to prepare for a roller coaster ride of emotions.

A

Hee, I don’t think I saw this! Am just going back through my asks! Thanks for the hat tip though, and I’m glad to see scientific literacy improving throughout the fandom.

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missstreeper asked:

I feel my fellow scientists are flagging after the twitter awkward. May we remember (as im sure i and others have posted before) that they held hands under a table for a few minutes. Yes he resisted. He did remain in handholding position while he spoke about his penchant for msr fan videos. Lest we forget.

A

Never forget.

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Anonymous asked:

What is your scientific rationale for the epic chemistry that DD/GA share? Do you think the emotional difficulties suffered by DD but intuitively understood by GA serve to amplify the electricity between them? Am I stating the obvious? What I'm getting at, is this lack of ability to articulate emotion verbally seems to manifest itself in the connection they so obviously share on a deeper level. I do not see examples of chemistry on this level exhibited by lovey-dovey costars.

A

I think you kinda hit the nail on the head. I think whatever they had that they couldn’t bring themselves to deal with openly or with much interpersonal facility is part of what makes their interaction so difficult to put down.

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