fuck yeah david and gillian : documenting the awkward since 2010
“Oh, we were just two young people who were catapulted into a incredibly successful TV show. The success brought along a lot of stress, and we weren’t always as prepared for that. There were days we got along very well and had a lot of fun, but there were days we couldn’t see each other’s face anymore. That’s very human, if you ask me.”
Gillian Anderson, 2008
David & Gillian
IWTB London Premiere, Aug 2008a dull and witless boy.
This picture… is hilarious.
“For whatever reason, there is this energy between us when we come together, which is very compelling and curious. Why do we have that? There’s attraction on screen with other actors I have worked with, but it’s not the same. What’s different between David and me? I don’t know.”
GA, First Magazine, 2008
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“But it’s great working with David again. We put on our costumes again for the first time, looked at each other and went, ‘Oh! It’s Mulder and Scully!’ And we love chatting nonsense together. Last night there was a conversation between David and Chris and I about the degree to which you get bloated after you eat sushi…”
GA, April 2008
Did the chemistry return right away with David?
Well, the chemistry with David is completely easy. It is something that we seem to do, to slip into with our eyes closed. From the second we started working together, it was there. There was one point when we were in a scene and I looked to David - Mulder - in the way Scully would naturally look to him for some mutual understanding abut something that was being discussed - and it was so familiar. When I recognised who was in front of me, it was almost shocking in a way. There’s a lot of deja vu. It took a good many hours to acknowledge the fact that “here we are again,” finally and wonderfully. We are both enjoying it so much.
M2 magazine, 2008
“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
Happy Fight the Future Day!
FTF opened on June 19, 1998… thirteen years ago.
“There’s a gentleness inside him that comes out every once in a while that is quite disarming and lovely. It’s rare, but very nice.”
GA, “Empire UK,” Aug 2008
DD: Well, it was a joy for us to be able to work together again, and to see the fans out like this is shocking to me. Gillian lives here so—
GA: Yeah, it’s very weird—
DD: - she might have a better sense of, uh— this going on, but it must be weird to have this happen in—
GA: - it’s really weird. It’s weird, too, because I flew in today from doing press in the states, but I flew— but I’m flying home, and yet— it’s very peculiar.
DD: This is your hometown now.
GA: And I completely forgot this was going to be like this— it was surprising.
London IWTB premiere, SKY News, Aug 2008
Yes, David, she lives in London.