fuck yeah david and gillian : documenting the awkward since 2010
“That last day was surreal. I think a part of my brain was trying to ignore the fact that it was approaching, so I was kind of going about my day as if it were any other day, and then we ended up in this scene with this dialogue that was the end for that stage of our relationship. All of a sudden I think he was more aware of it and was being really mindful of that last scene.
“I blocked it out until the last moment where all of a sudden it hit me, that this person that I was standing in front of as I know him and have known him for such a long time, that this aspect of our relationship was coming to a close. We embraced and I just burst into tears. We held our embrace for a really long time and I think it was just flooding over us, the importance of this agreement that we’ve had to be in each other’s lives in a very powerful way.”
Gillian Anderson on filming ‘Existence;’ “Dreamwatch,” 2002
(season three wrap party, 1996)
A little inebriation goes a long way.
“As they come together to kiss, you’ll see the camera pull out of the door and that was the last shot of David and Gillian together. We wrapped and David and Gillian stood in that room together alone and held each other for a good five minutes. They didn’t talk. They didn’t move. They just held each other, tears running down their faces.”
Director Kim Manners, “Toronto Sun: Showbiz,” 2001
Gillian: It felt incredibly natural. Just kind of looking across the room at each other, and going, “Hey, you’re— ! Hi!”
David: It was nice to just wear the clothes again, you know, just be the character again. Just being in a scene with Gillian again got my memory going to the right place.
Empire, July 2008
3rd season wrap party
I feel this deserves to be posted again.
3rd season wrap party
“The last shot in the picture was Gillian handing David the baby in her bedroom. David leaned over and gave her a kiss, and the camera then pulled back out of the doorway and just kept going down the hall. We got the shot, and we cut it and printed it; the nurse came and took the baby away. And David put his arms around Gillian, and she put her arms around him, and they stood there for about ten minutes, and never said a word to each other. The tears were just rolling down their faces, and the whole crew stood there and watched this in silence. It was truly one of the most emotional experiences I’ve ever witnessed in my life.”
Kim Manners, “The Complete X-Files: Behind The Series, the Myths and the Movies,” 2008