Gillian Anderson photographed by Laura Hynd for Stella magazine.
“Some actors just click with each other and form an unbreakable partnership.”
what are you talking about guys…
My point is
What’s up with the X Files? Is there going to be another X Files movie?
David Duchovny on Jay Leno 2/27/13
“You can wheel me out. I’ll be Fox Mulder forever.”
How often do you see each other?
Duchovny: Not often. Twice a year?
Anderson: Yes, twice a year.
Duchovny: Depending on whether we’re doing an X-Files movie or not. If we’re doing an X-Files movie, we see a lot of each other.
NY Mag, The Break of Noon premiere, November 24, 2010
Twice a year for what exactly… Hmmm
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on the set of The X Files in 1995
But even though their onscreen chemistry is there in bucketloads, it’s long been rumoured Duchovny and Anderson aren’t exactly bosom buddies offscreen. Duchovny was once quoted as saying, “I trust her to show up and not waste my time. She does the same. We don’t socialise.”
When asked whether that’s still the case, Duchovny, clearly irritated by having to defend a throwaway quote he made years ago, justifies it by saying that spending 14 hours a day, 10 months of the year on a television set “is not something any relationship can withstand.”
“That comment is not a reflection on Gillian. I mean, I’m sick of me. I have to sleep to get rid of myself. After we fell into a groove as performers, four years into it, it was always a pleasure to work together. The chemistry worked and it’s still there.”
Daily Telegraph, 2008
Gillian Anderson at the Roma Fiction Festival 2012.