fuck yeah david and gillian : documenting the awkward since 2010
“I don’t know why. Maybe just luck in the beginning. But after this long we actually do have a history… and so when I look over at Gillian, or I’m Mulder looking over at Scully, there’s a lot of shit that I can call on. We have a lot between us, and so you don’t really have to make it up. I think that just as people, now fifteen years later, we have just shared so much — regardless of how much we speak to one another. I expect to see Gillian, even if I haven’t seen her for a year.” DD, 2008.
“We have a relationship that is completely odd and fabricated. We’ve been thrown together, two people who don’t know each other, and we’ve been forced to spend more time together than married people do. So you can’t describe our relationship as ‘like’ or ‘dislike.’”
DD, LA Times, 1997.
“Gillian has beautiful eyes. Her eyes anchor me to the scene. They’re big and they’re blue and they’re wet. And the top of her nose goes up and down when she talks. Her nose is a good actor.” DD
“But there’s no doubt he is an incredibly attractive man, mostly because of his sense of self and his charisma. He has a certain arrogance that’s very appealing to women. I could see us at some point going on a date. But I don’t know how long it would last. I don’t see myself as his type.” GA, Movieline, 1998
“There is no relationship because we work so much together. I expect her to show up for work and to know her lines and she expects the same of me. That may sound like not a lot, but that is actually a lot.
“At first, they said we were in love. It has been five years since so the tabloids are now saying that we are fighting. I imagine that next we will be in love again. It’s pitiful. There isn’t much to write about aside from the movie coming up. Everything has been said about my relationship with Gillian.
“All I can tell you is I am glad she comes to work every morning prepared and professional. But when the whistle blows, I hand in my time card and I do not want to see her or Chris Carter or Rob Bowman or anybody from X-Files. I just want to go home and forget about it. I don’t mean any malice. I’m sure she’ll say the same thing.”
Maybe you should tell ‘em what scenes you sucked in.
“David and I are both a little off. We’re both difficult to get along with. We spend so much time on the set together that we don’t have anything left to say to each other outside of work. David and I understand each other enough to know that we have to keep our distance. You couldn’t ask for much more from two personalities as different as ours.
“We don’t socialize, we never have. A long time ago we developed a work ethic whereby we give all our energy to our characters. When the take is finished, we walk in opposite directions.
“David helped me a lot at the beginning of the series when I wasn’t that experienced, and I will always be grateful to him for that. Would it have been nice if we’d been closer off the set? Maybe. Does either of us worry about why we aren’t friends, or why we don’t get along on a personal level? No. There’s nothing more to be said on the matter.”
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What I love about this interview is that I’m perfectly certain they never dated, but Gillian is so confused and coy and uncomfortable that by the end you think she’s not so certain. They couldn’t learn to give straight answers!
And the Youtube comments on this video are always hilarious.
“It was definitely there, it still is. I mean, there’s something that can’t be explained about it. It’s no rhyme or reason. [laughs] You know, it’s just there when we are together in front of the camera, and even… well, generally in front of the camera. [laughs]
“It’s just something that kind of clicks in and for whatever reason. But thank God. I mean, it’s just some people have that together and some people don’t… in retrospect, it was a huge aspect of why we stuck together, of why the show continued. I don’t think I realized that until it wasn’t there anymore.”