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“It will probably be easy to step back into Mulder’s suit. … It’s like ‘The Incredibles.’ The suit is hanging in my closet, waiting. I’m just hoping to fit into the suit. I don’t want to hear, ‘Oh, man. Mulder has to cut back on the carbs.’”
David Duchovny, April 2007
“This week, they’re starting some kind of road towards doing [the movie]. Gillian and I both want to be in it now. We’re happy to do it. At this point all of the kind of fatigue and anxiety that we had towards the end of a nine-year run is gone.” He jokes, “We’ve forgotten why we hate one another and can only remember why we love one another and we’re very happy to go back.”
David Duchovny, April 2007
“Toward the end of a nine year run”? Come onnnnn. <3
It will be great if you and David Duchovny do team up again.
ANDERSON: “I agree. I think we should also do something separate from The X Files together … something really funny, a comedy together. Something like a re-make of It Happened One Night … that would be fabulous.”
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After a tortured childhood, two failed marriages, and a doomed affair with X-Files co-star David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson says she’s finally found love with a London car-clamper.
Anderson’s blunt honesty is appealing. But one area she has remained coolly tight-lipped about is what went wrong between her and her X-Files co-star - and off-screen lover - David Duchovny. One visitor to the set of The X-Files remembers the two of them being snappy with each other and disagreeing over almost everything - from the way they should act a scene to simple small talk.
“If Gillian greeted him in the morning with an anodyne remark such as ‘gorgeous weather,’ David would snarl, ‘No it isn’t - I’m freezing.’ She would be equally contrary, but at least she tried to remain aloof, while he treated her like she was an irrelevant and hysterical woman.”
The Daily Mail, Oct 2007
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The X-Files star David Duchovny told SCI FI Wire that he had a lunch reunion in Los Angeles recently with his co-star Gillian Anderson and series creator Chris Carter to discuss the long-gestating sequel movie.
“That was nice,” Duchovny said. “I see Chris quite a bit […] but I hadn’t seen Gillian in a while. So it was like a reunion. It really was. It was more emotional than I would have thought it was going to be. If you spend that much time with people and go through that much, there’s a lot of residual feeling.”
SciFi Wire, Oct 2007 [picture: on Jimmy Kimmel, fall 2007]
Did David and I hate each other? At times yes like any brother and sister, husband and wife, co-worker and co-worker forced to spend that much time together under such strenuous circumstances.
Do we hate each other now? Not in the least.
Do I imagine that when we do the film together we won’t hate each other for a few hours during the filming? No. We will. Vehemently. As David waits patiently, again and again for the hair dryer to calm my frizzy hair between takes so it matches the beginning of the scene… he will undoubtedly be thinking “what the hell was I thinking agreeing to shoot with her f****** frizzy hair again?”
But we will also love each other and laugh with each other and pull pranks on each other and bug each other like we did for nine years.
And that’s that.
- Gillian Anderson, April 2007 (http://www.gilliananderson.ws/news/news-archive-4-2007.shtml)
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For almost a decade, she and her co-star David Duchovny, with whom she was reported to have a testy relationship, worked 16-hour days, five and a half days a week, nine months a year. Only after the series ended did she realise how unhappy this had made her. “Not at the time. I had no frame of reference.” She does remember feeling very low during her pregnancy (she started having panic attacks at this time), and after her daughter’s birth, and when Piper started reaching first for the nanny.
“You know, early twenties, all the emotions, and I had a baby, and then a divorce, and I was on a brand-new series that was doing well, and all the publicity surrounding that, all the nonsense about David and I, and there were times when it was unbearable.” Hastily, humbly, she adds, “And yet, I was so fortunate to be a part of something that was so exceptional. We did have fun.”
The Observer, May 2006
“We love each other now,” he says. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder. We actually had lunch last week, and it was really nice to be back together.”
DD, April 16, 2007
“It is not like we do not get on,” he insists. “We are somehow joined, at some significant level, for ever, for as long as we are alive, not just in the public’s mind but our own.
“To have worked so long together at that intensity, to have gone through so many huge changes in our personal, professional and public lives, means that we have a very deep bond. We have never had a friendship of like minds, but we are soulmates in some senses.
“I love her and I think she loves me, but we do not have a huge interest in each other as people outside of this work connection.”
David Duchovny, UK Times, 2003
Don’t even know where to start with this one.
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the man, the myth, the monotone.
Sadly I cannot find any video but I did find more pictures.
“I pick up my cell phone and it’s a very familiar voice I haven’t heard in over a year,” says Duchovny. “Gillian Anderson was in Los Angeles and she caught my movie [House of D]. She wanted to call to say she really loved it and that meant so much to me because the call was out of the blue. I haven’t spoken to her in over a year. We e-mail, but it was good to hear the voice of a friend.”
April 2005, Sun Times
I saw David’s movie The House Of D last night and I thought it was wonderful and beautifully written and beautifully shot and I just wanted to recommend that all of you who can, go out this weekend and see it. You won’t be disappointed and it will boost his attendance record for the opening weekend which is essential to keep it out there. It’s really lovely.
April 17, 2005
Has she seen Duchovny since the show ended? “I was in LA recently and we had lunch,” she replies, curtly. How was it? “Very pleasant.” A pause and then some elaboration: “You see, we were essentially married. We saw each other more than either of us saw our partners. And it was like any relationship - it had its ups and downs.”
GA, March 2004, Financial Times
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Gillian Anderson … reprises her role as Special Agent Dana Scully in [the Playstation XF game].
It was “extremely difficult” to get back into character, she tells us. “I was working on a play and very much immersed in the rehearsal process for this other character. I kept saying things like this character would, and not like Scully. So it was very frustrating. I think if I was standing next to David and could hear his voice it might’ve made it easier.”
GA, April 2004, Playstation Magazine
“This week, they’re starting some kind of road towards doing [XF2]. Gillian and I both want to be in it now. We’re happy to do it. At this point all of the kind of fatigue and anxiety that we had towards the end of a nine-year run is gone.”
He jokes, “We’ve forgotten why we hate one another and can only remember why we love one another and we’re very happy to go back.”
DD, April 2007