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“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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“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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Chris on David and Gillian in 2008:
“It’s always magical to see them, because it’s almost as if time stops for them. When they look at each other, it’s like they share something that only they know. It’s like they share a secret.
“Whenever I see that, whenever I see them embrace and look at each other, the smiles are— there’s not a moment’s falseness. There’s a true warmth between them.
“We’ve all had our difficulties and we’ve all had our problems, and as it is a family, it can be a dysfunctional family. When I see them come back together it’s always the same chemistry as Mulder and Scully.”
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Though the two stars chat and joke around as they take their marks, they seem to hardly interact at all away from the cameras. But Duchovny says that after a period of distance, they again appreciate each other — they just need their own space.
“It’s a very complicated relationship,” Duchovny says, joking that there should be a therapist for all the pairs of actors who play TV couples. “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.”
TV Guide, December 1996