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“Gillian has a lot of will,” Duchovny says two days after the Emmys. He and Anderson have a big scene in a hospital room, and as Duchovny utters his lines, Anderson tears up.
“Print it! Excellent! Fucking great, great!” the director cheers. A few minutes later, Anderson approaches her costar and says, “Great David.”
“Hey, thanks for that last one,” he says. The tears helped him nail his lines. “I thought maybe you had conjunctivitis. But you were really crying. At least one of us was good.”
Allure, December 1997
“I guess the lie to myself was it’s death to be in one role too long, either as an actor or as a person. That’s the lie that I told myself, that I’m free. And what I find now is that by limiting myself this way, it’s much more freeing. I feel freer than I ever did.”
DD on his marriage, ‘US Magazine,’ March 1998
Nonetheless there is a lighthearted mood on the set today. Perhaps it is because the lines the actors are shooting are funny. Perhaps it is because this is Duchovny’s last day here before Christmas; starting tomorrow, he has 17 days off, his longest break in three years.
“We’ve been together five years,” he says, “and there’s some days like this and some days where we all hate each other.”
US Magazine, March 1998
Tell me one thing about Gillian.
“That’s such a hard question. She’s a really hardworking actress. When you’re tired and you want to move on, she stays in there. She always tries to do it as well as she can, despite fatigue or lack of attention. And that can be pretty inspiring— and pretty infuriating.”
David Duchovny, E! Online, 1998
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“We spend so much time together that it’s like we’re married. I would hope that a marriage was a little more intimate than our relationship. We have a strong working relationship, but our private relationship isn’t very strong. We share some things sometimes with each other, but we have that separate outlet through other people in our lives.”
Gillian Anderson, Houston Chronicle, 1998
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… A rumoured recent on-set shouting match between the two [Carter and Duchovny] never happened, Duchovny said.
“I read that in the paper and I thought, ‘God, where the fuck would that have come from?’ ” Duchovny says. “I was talking to the dolly grip about it and he reminded me that I had shot a scene where I had kicked over a garbage can a couple of weeks ago. You’ll see it when it comes on. You’ll see me destroy a garbage can. And let me tell you that only one garbage can was hurt in the filming of this scene.”
Asked what other misconception about himself he’d like to clear up, Duchovny pauses. ”I don’t know,” he says finally. Then: “Probably that I don’t like the rain.”
Vancouver Sun, February 1998
“I have enjoyed living and working in the city for the past five years,” Duchovny said late Sunday night from his Kitsilano home. “It’s a lovely city, and the decision [to move] in no way reflects on the city or the people I work with.
“I’ve spent one-seventh of my life here already. The place can’t help but become part of you, and there will always be a part of me that remains.”
Vancouver Sun, March 1998
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From a distance, the low-slung, sprawling soundstages of North Vancouver’s Lions Gate Studios resemble compact aircraft hangars. On closer inspection, the studio reveals its true face: a community within a community, where the children of sound technicians, dolly grips and cameramen play together on a grassy field, surrounded by picnic tables and light stands.
David Duchovny is playing a game of pickup basketball in the parking lot with several X-Files crew members. His dog, a border collie-terrier cross, barks noisily in the background and chases a loose ball.
Shortly before 7 p.m., the impromptu game is called and the players return to film the final scenes of the day.
Vancouver Sun, April 1998
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