- David Duchovny talked about his relationship with Gillian,
during which they showed the "Existence" kiss. He called their
relationship "a marriage in itself, with all the love and discomfort
that comes with that." O'Brien asked "is it more love or more
And David said, "It depends on the day, but overall there's more
love there." O"Brien then asked "Do you like her?" And David said
"Yeah I do." Then they joked around about that becoming a sound
byte, and David says "Now you'll ask 'Do you hate her?' and cut
in my reply "Yes I do." And O'Brien playfully did just that -
apparently to illustrate how the media has distorted things between
David and Gillian in the past. -- (Access Hollywood, May 2002:
transcribed by Iris)
- "I feel like I've split up from The X-Files more times than
Liz Taylor [has divorced]," Duchovny cracks. "What remains
is really just a sense of satisfaction for what the show has been
and for the people I've been able to work with -- Gillian especially."
-- (TV Guide 'The Exit Files' May 18-24, 2002 by Mark Nollinger)
- You also finally gave The X-Files viewers what they wanted
and kissed Agent Scully in your final episode.
Yes, I did finally kiss Gillian. Originally, I was supposed to
kiss her on the forehead. I said, "Come on, we've been teasing
for so long, let's have a real kiss. Let's make it a romantic
ending." -- (E! Online Q&A by Jeanne Wolf, June 6, 2001)
- Although Duchovny and Anderson didn't enjoy a cozy friendship
off-screen, Duchovny nonetheless found the last day--the moment
of the big kiss--the culmination of years of the characters' pent-up
attraction, to be "very emotional. It kind of crept up on me.
It crept up on all of us. I just wanted to keep shooting that
scene and hold on to it, but it had to end. -- ("Alien
Notions" LA Times By Rachel Abramowitz, June 6, 2001)
- "We have a working relationship that works for us on the set.
She's very focused. She doesn't move on unless she's happy with
what she's done, which is nice, especially in a film. On a TV
show, sometimes it's two in the morning and you want to get home.
It was a decent take; it wasn't your best, but it was good enough
and you can sleep. But she usually does another one at that point,
which I always find pretty impressive." -- (Perenson, Melissa.
"Fox Mulder Goes Hollywood." Sci-Fi Entertainment Dec. 1998)
- "When I play a scene with Gillian Anderson, there are always
little looks between us which mean 'what do you think about what's
happening?' It's a little as if we have secrets between us. Everything
is conveyed by communication beyond words. Perhaps, after all,
you could interpret that as love. But from that to imagining Mulder
and Scully as a couple? I don't think that's going to happen one
day." -- (Duchovny X-Rayed. Nov, 1998)
- [Translated back into English from German] Q: We haven't talked
about your partner Gillian Anderson. It was rumored that the two
of you had had an affair.
A: "Gillian and I have a brother-sister relationship. If you work
with someone daily for twelve hours, that person, if she is smart
- and Gillian is smart - shouldn't want to meet the other person
after hours. That's also true for the other way round." Q: Can
you remember being naked in Gillian Anderson's trailer? [referring,
I think, to a GA interview where she said she'd seen David naked
in her trailer and he was in 'good shape.'] A: "I'd mixed up the
trailers. I thought it was mine, I went in and stripped down.
Gillian was more shocked than I was." -- (Loessl, Ulrich. "Mr.
X." German GQ Oct. 1998)
- "There is no relationship because we work so much together.
I expect her to show up for work and to know her lines and she
expects the same of me. That may sound like not a lot but that
is actually a lot. At first, they said we were in love. It has
been five years since so the tabloids are now saying that we are
fighting. I imagine that next we will be in love again. It's pitiful.
There isn't much to write about aside from the movie coming up.
Everything has been said about my relationship with Gillian. All
I can tell you is I am glad she comes to work every morning prepared
and professional. But when the whistle blows, I hand in my time
card and I do not want to see her or Chris Carter or Rob Bowman
or anybody from X-Files. I just want to go home and forget about
it. I don't mean any malice. I'm sure she'll say the same thing."
-- ("The Not-So-Secret Files on David Duchovny." The Philippine
Star 8 August 1998)
- "We have a professional relationship, where, you know, I come
to work, and I work with her for 12 or 14 hours for ten months
out of the year. . . . So there are days when you can't stand
each other and there are days when you are very happy that there's
somebody that you trust professionally, there on the other side
of the camera, to have done their work and to be professional.
But when the bell rings--you know, when the whistle blows--I don't
want to see anybody from the set. Gillian Anderson, Chris Carter,
I don't want any of them near me, because it's time for my life
now, and I want to be alone." -- (Helen Morton. GMTV (UK) 15
- "We work long hours together, many months out of the year,
we're both still alive and that's a testament to a successful
relationship. I trust her to show up and be prepared and not waste
my time, and she trusts me to do the same. We don't socialise."
-- (Brooks, Libby. "Agent Provocative." The Guardian. 31 July
- "She's the other one holding the other side of the rope. I
mean, I rely on her, I trust her, and she does me." -- (Charlie
Rose. PBS 18 June 1998)
- "Téa and I--my wife--just had a little party in our new house,
and it's my first party that I've ever given really in my life,
and Gillian came. I invited Gillian and she came. And when she
came, I said, you know, this is really screwed up because I can't,
any longer, say that we don't socialize." -- (Charlie Rose.
PBS 18 June 1998)
- "It's like being married to somebody, but it's like being married
when Sun Myung Moon said, 'You go with that one.' So some days
it's great and some days it's not. It's a working relationship
that is extremely close and has all the joys and difficulties
of that.'' -- (Strauss, Bob. X Marks the New Spot: Move From
TV to Film a Trick for Carter and Duchovny." Boston Globe 14 June
- "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." Mixon,
Veronica. -- ("William Shatner's Heir Apparent, or America's
Newest Leading Man?" Online. E! Online. Internet. 11 June 1998)
- "There is no such thing as anybody doing anything on the show
alone. I don't do anything without Gillian and she doesn't do
anything without me. [S]o it's really dealing with other people's
perceptions and trying to stoke rivalries between us that really
have no place in the relationship that we have." -- (Cummings,
Jean. "Past and Future." X-Posé Special Issue No. 4 1998)
- When asked if they discuss their personal problems with each
other: "Not really. I mean occasionally if the problems are pressing
they come to work. Professionally you try and leave your problems
at home, but sometimes they come to work because you can deal
with them better with the people you work with. But I wouldn't
say that I am a confidante of hers and she is not a confidante
of mine. We have a good working relationship, and if she needed
help I'd definitely be there but I don't think I'd be the first
person she'd come to." -- (Cummings, Jean. "Past and Future."
X-Posé Special Issue No. 4 1998).
- The rumor is that you and Gillian shot a take where you kissed.
"No, no, no. No. It was just like, we were acting like it
was, like, a gross carnal coupling, you know? It was a joke for
the crew and forus. The actual kissing and you know - that was
never a part of the movie and so we never would have shot that,
no. The only time we did that was as a joke. Gillian and I did
it to our liking and then I said, you know, "Let's do one, let's
do one where we - I take you up against the wall here." But that
was never- there was never any thought - we were outside of the
camera's view actually at that point, so that's not even on film."
-- (TV Guide, 1998)
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