fuck yeah david and gillian : documenting the awkward since 2010
“I don’t know why. Maybe just luck in the beginning. But after this long we actually do have a history… and so when I look over at Gillian, or I’m Mulder looking over at Scully, there’s a lot of shit that I can call on. We have a lot between us, and so you don’t really have to make it up. I think that just as people, now fifteen years later, we have just shared so much — regardless of how much we speak to one another. I expect to see Gillian, even if I haven’t seen her for a year.” DD, 2008.
“We all, at this point, love the show. We all, at this point, would love to work with one another again. We’re all good friends and miss one another, and miss working together. We worked together so hard for so long, so closely. We had some ups and downs personally, sure. But in the end, they are really like family to me. We’re all like this little ‘X-Files’ family and I, for one, would love to continue.”
DD, Moviefone, 2010
“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
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]
“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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“…you know, when we were doing the show, it was nine years together and it’s no secret that we kind of couldn’t stand each other for periods of time - but now, that’s all gone and forgotten, and when we get together, it’s just, we really appreciate one another. You know, nine years we spent together, and I just love her in a certain way, you know…”
David Duchovny on “Opie & Anthony,” 7/25/2008
“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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What is it about Mulder that keeps you coming back?
“He’s mine. I feel protective of him and of it and of all of us. It was the first real, real success of my career and will always be a cornerstone of my life in many ways, the creative endeavor it is. I feel protective of the character and of the show in many ways, and I’m proud of it.”
Duchovny, Sci Fi Wire, 2008
“A lot of things shifted over the last couple of years,” agrees Gillian Anderson, his X-Files costar. “He’s become gentler.”
The actress hints that their own complicated relationship - one the media have tended to promote as tortured - has eased up: “Not many people are willing to see the middle ground,” says Anderson. “They either want to think we’re madly in love or hating each other. But it’s neither of those things. It’s magical and difficult, and wondrous and painful, and frustrating and joyous, as any intense, intimate relationship is.”
Entertainment Weekly, April 2000
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“It’s great. You know, it was great then, too. It’s like a sibling relationship. And I never had siblings. I had brothers and sisters that started when I was 13. So I was out of the house and didn’t have that experience.
“But it was always this natural love/hate — wait, no, ‘hate’ is too big of a word - but there was always something. You get what I mean? It was just a natural relationship over a period of time.
“I think now we’ve grown up. We’re older. And I think we are more appreciative of the relationship, period, and the unique experience that we had together - and that we have an opportunity to continue that and foster it. We’ve always loved each other, and we’re always going to be at battle sometimes.”
Gillian Anderson, IWTB set interviews, 2008
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“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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“It’s a very complicated relationship. We just get enough of each other right now.
“But the bottom line is she’s the only one who knows what it’s been like for me, and I’m the only one who knows what it’s been like for her. I imagine we’ll be friends when the show’s over.”
DD, TV Guide, 1996
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“i think we as a screen couple bring way too much history into a scene and would take any viewer out of the reality of what we were trying to do.
“alas, i think mulder and scully is probably the only acting that she and i will do together in this lifetime.”
- DD, the duchovny files, july 2008