In my research, I seemed to come across the phrase "it's
complicated" in a lot of David and Gillian's responses to questions
about their relationship. I always thought that answer was interesting,
and decided to devote a section to the web site containing that
"I think [our relationship] is one of those ones that's so kind
of longstanding and so many things are unspoken. It's almost familial
in that way. I'm a firm believer that you recreate your family
situations at work. She's a combination of a few people. I won't
say who. But it's complicated."
- Q: With David Duchovny is it the case that you don t get
A:Our relationship, it's true, is a little complicated. Let's
say that there are a lot of concessions we both have to make.
But overall, we do get along.
- "We have a very complicated relationship that I donít think
can be picked up by anyone who visits the set or imagines the
atmosphere on the set," says Anderson. "Itís one that has developed
changed and shifted and grown over five years, but itís certainly
not one of discord or animosity or anything. I donít even know
how to describe it. Thereís a lot of care there, I think."
(David's tree metaphor for, it's complicated)
- Anderson: Here's one for you. How do you perceive our relationship?
Duchovny: It's like the roots of a tree. It's very twisted, but
it's growing. You know the tree is alive, and it works in it's
own treelike ways, yet you couldn't untangle it. You could, but
you'd need the help of a gifted professional.
- "I couldn't care less about the rumours that we don't get along.
Whether what is out there is truth or fiction, there's nothing
that can be done or said. Some absurd and some accurate things
have been said about our relationship. I don't think anybody could
understand it. It's complicated, ever-changing. Our relationship
is good. We basically show up on the set and work." -- Gillian
- "It is frosty," Gillian Anderson agrees when she is read Duchovny's
description of their relationship. "But it's accurate." She laughs.
"It's not that we don't like each other. It's complicated."
- [Interviewer] Q: What's your take on his relationship with Gillian
[Tea Leoni] A: It's complicated. It rivals some sibling relationships
I've seen. And some married couples I've seen."
- "I would say the perception that there's animosity between
us is incorrect. It's much more complex than that. It's a complicated
relationship. We work very well together. Sometimes we have a
lot of fun in the process, make jokes and pull pranks. Sometimes
it's just showing up for work. But we don't socialize. That's
basically it." -- Gillian Anderson