fuck yeah david and gillian : documenting the awkward since 2010
“If I’m not filming, I sit in my trailer on the lot. I haven’t bothered to make it feel like home. I come in every morning and think maybe I should, but I never do. Blue sits in her basket and makes it feel right.”
DD, “Radio Times,” 1995
“We have our moments. Sometimes we all just show up and go, ‘I’d rather be anywhere else but here, and I’m going to make you suffer for it.’ But then at other times I’ll look at Gillian and think, ‘She’s the only one that really knows what I am going through, and I’m the only one that knows what she’s going through.’
“So there’s a real bond there at this point, four years into the show. We’re all just trying to make it the best show we can make it. If we keep that common goal in mind, we can forgive a lot.”
David Duchovny, August 1997
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“There is no such thing as anybody doing anything on the show alone. I don’t do anything without Gillian and she doesn’t do anything without me. So it’s really dealing with other people’s perceptions and [their] trying to stoke rivalries between us that really have no place in the relationship that we have.”
David Duchovny, “X-Pose,” 1998.
In My Field Of Paper Flowers
“The second-to-last-day, when I shot my last scene with Gillian, was very emotional and very sad. I really hadn’t pondered the weight of eight years coming to a close until I was in the middle of the scene and realized that this would be the last time I was going to do Mulder and Scully on the show. It was sad and very heavy, but not depressing. It was an acknowledgement of a lot of time, effort and love.
“I think it was written that Scully gives Mulder a kiss on the forehead. Kim Manners was there [directing], and I was so confused at that point that I didn’t trust my feelings about it because I had so many personal feelings. It was eight years of my life. I didn’t know what would be an appropriate ending. I didn’t know. And when Kim and I read it as we were about to shoot it, he said, ‘We’ve done that 100 times, the whole hand holding and the kiss on the forehead. Let’s do a real kiss.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, that feels right.’”
David Duchovny on the end of season eight, “Starlog,” 2001
“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
“I have a feeling David and I will be much closer after the series is done and we don’t have to be with each other daily. We can come back together for a second feature four or so years from now.
“As much as I will feel a huge weight off my shoulders when the series is done, it’s gonna be bittersweet. I’m sure all those wonderful moments that David and I have shared together will come to mind and I’ll be reminiscing about it for years.”
Gillian Anderson, “Movieline,” 1997
Haha, four years from 1997.
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“We shared such an important chunk of our lives, and now this person I once knew intimately is no longer around. I miss his humor and his presence, and especially what our characters shared.”
Gillian on David’s absence; ‘USA Weekend,’ 2001
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As requested, these are outtakes from “Hollywood AD.” David’s a little naughty at the end!
Gillian Anderson’s top 30 memories of the series (2002):
28. Talking to David for the very first time outside the audition as he chatted up the girls and commenting on the fact that I was from N.Y. and not really meaning FROM FROM but the disappointment which flashed across his face when I qualified that I had only actually lived there a couple years. He moved on to someone else.
(I’ll be posting all their differing versions of this memory!)
“I think [our relationship] is one of those ones that’s so kind of longstanding and so many things are unspoken. It’s almost familial in that way. I’m a firm believer that you recreate your family situations at work. She’s a combination of a few people. I won’t say who. But it’s complicated.”
David, ‘USA Today,’ March 2000
The rumor is that you and Gillian shot a take where you kissed. True?
“No, no, no. No. It was just like, we were acting like it was, like, a gross carnal coupling, you know? It was a joke for the crew and for us. The actual kissing and you know - that was never a part of the movie and so we never would have shot that, no. The only time we did that was as a joke. Gillian and I did it to our liking and then I said, you know, “Let’s do one, let’s do one where we - I take you up against the wall here.” But that was never- there was never any thought - we were outside of the camera’s view actually at that point, so that’s not even on film.” — (TV Guide, 1998)
LOL AND THEN DUCHOVNY EXPECTS US TO BELIEVE THEY DIDN’T HAVE SEX.
LIES, ALL LIES. They never got it on film, my ass.the magical mystery kind