fuck yeah david and gillian : documenting the awkward since 2010
CC: The first day we felt like we were back was the day we sat at my house and read the script, and it was the first day we’d all been in a room together in five years. I don’t know if you can appreciate what that’s like, but when you go through basically a ten year experience with someone, and you’re put through the tests we were put through - stamina, and creative tests - it changes you. And we all changed together, so coming back together was a little bit of a sweet reunion.
Access reporter/fangirl: Have you noticed how their relationship has changed over the years with one another?
CC: I was just speaking to their representatives about that as I was walking down the hallway here, and they were saying how Gillian’s giggling, and David’s in a good mood, and they’re talking about, you know, the times, how hard the times were. I mean there were times when, to be honest, people weren’t speaking to one another. All of us went through those periods… it was just a test. It’s the way it goes when you do something for any length of time. Now we’re laughing about it, and it’s a good place to be. … I think everybody’s sort of bridged - if there were any divides, they’ve all been bridged.
I love the (implicit, and innocent) commentary of “Gillian’s giggling, David’s in a good mood.” Like, is that how low the bar is set? David’s in a good mood? David isn’t complaining today? David isn’t sullen? “People” are speaking to one another? HAHAHAHA, ohhh, I love it. But it’s still genuine and manages to be sweet.
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Anderson says: “We’d seen each other in between and we did a week of rehearsals in LA before David started, so we got an opportunity to gauge where we were at. Fortunately, that dynamic was still alive, so that when we started shooting again, it showed up when we showed up.”
Duchovny laughs and says: “We couldn’t keep our hands off each other.”
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“On the one hand, it felt incredibly familiar, and kind of melancholy and wistful and sweet in some way… and in other ways it felt strange and awkward, like I was an impostor somehow, in this other world.
“And still [once we got going], sometimes it felt awkward and stuff. It’s weird — it’s one thing to do a reading when you don’t know the other actors in the room and you can just dive in as an actor and you know, get to the intimate parts, and feel separate somehow. It gives you this kind of false sense of strength, just the fact that nobody really knows each other and you’re just there as an actor. And there’s something about knowing people and getting to that intimate place that makes it more, kind of, awkward, and you can get quite giggly and childish. [laughing] It’s just, it’s like “oooh!” when you’re five again.”
GA on the table read, Washington Post phone interview, July 2008