fuck yeah david and gillian : documenting the awkward since 2010
Hello minions! Tonight I’m going to share with you this weird little interview from 1998. It’s one of the rare interviews from during the show’s run with the two of them together, and it was for a French magazine. The text I have is fan-translated from French, probably years ago, so I can’t vouch for its accuracy…. uh, you’ll see for yourself…
TeleStar: Are there things you wonder about each other that you’ve never dared speak about?
Gillian: Yes, it’s happened to me.
David: More often than you can imagine!
TeleStar: It’s about time you talked, isn’t it?
David: Okay, I’ll start! Gillian, if I irritate you as much as you make out, how have you managed to put up with me all these years?
Gillian: I’m a professional and I’ve learnt to ignore the more unpleasant aspects of this job. You know, when I started out, I had to put up with worse than you. Don’t kid yourself… you’re not as important as all that, my little David! (she bursts out laughing)
Gillian: My turn! Why did you never tell me about your relationship with Tea Leoni? I wasn’t even invited to the wedding…
David: You’re still angry about that? You know, thanks to acting on the X-Files for so long, keeping secrets has become second nature to me.
Gillian: Okay, you can tell me now… Between Tea and you, was it love at first sight?
David: When I first met her for the first time, she didn’t have as much effect on me as that. It was “delayed” love at first sight.
David: Be honest, there must be a couple of things you like about me?
Gillian: You’re a sincere and funny guy. Two qualities that are rarely found together in the same man.
Do you think you’ve become big-headed? I’m at peace with myself. Even if people spend their time telling me how much they love me… But they find me less interesting than Mulder.
David: What would really make you happy?
Gillian: I would love to shatter this image I have of being a cold and intellectual woman. The opposite to what I’m like in real life. Apart from that, one of my greatest dreams is to play “Sissi imperatrice”! The dresses, the waltzes, swooning in the archduke of Austria’s arms… Just thinking about it makes shivers run down my spine!
TeleStar, translation from the French, 1998