fuck yeah david and gillian : documenting the awkward since 2010
Was it then that you got yourself a dog?
“Yes, that was extremely important for my inner balance. She was a substitute for family, a lover and friends. And I saved the money I would have spent on a therapist. She’s called ‘Blue,’ after the Bob Dylan song ‘Tangled Up In Blue.’”
David Duchovny, German GQ, 1998
“I don’t have many friends in Canada, apart from a dog that I hang around with, so my spare time is spent reading a lot — and getting depressed.”
DD, New Weekly, October 1995
“I’m just one of those people who can never be totally happy. No matter how much I love my wife, there’s still this tiny part of me that refuses to be completely happy.
“I believe that happiness is pre-determined — you’re either one of those people who looks on the bright side, or you’re not. I have this wonderful career, but even so, I’m still frightened by the possibilities of my own lack of talent, I’m frightened of death, I’m frightened of ending up with no money, I’m frightened of ending up old and unloved and alone. I’m frightened of being an unfeeling person, I’m frightened of…..is that enough?”
DD, TV Times (UK), October 1998
There seems to be signs of a shift in Duchovny’s relationship with Carter. Two years ago, he said series five would be the last, and that the only way he’d do a sixth would be if Carter used emotional blackmail. Now we know there will be seven.
“There’s certainly a way in which personal loyalty has been used to perpetuate the business,” he says carefully. “But on the other hand, it’s all been very beneficial for me, it’s not like I’m being abused.” But when you don’t need the money, how do you get up in the morning and do a job you hate? “My mom raised me to do my job, and I’m a professional. Everybody else is showing up, it’s not like I’m special.”
DD, TimeOut, August 1998