"Well David and Gillian, I mean my God, that kind of chemistry, that’s once in a lifetime."
Robert Patrick, DVD Commentary for “Within”
Huff Post Live: Gillian Anderson on rumours about the nature of her relationship with David Duchovny.
"It would be great to get in the sack with David and let everyone see Scully and Mulder enjoy the greatest sex in the world with each other. We could have an entire hour devoted to us in bed together - with a half-hour of foreplay and then raunchy sex with everything from handcuffs to chandeliers over our heads.
"But I’m afraid it’ll have to remain a dream. If David and I did make love on screen, it would spoil the chemistry that has built up between us. The producers know this and have banned any romance.
"I have to agree. You can’t sleep with your friend because it would ruin the friendship. Most people, once sex happens, can’t be the same with that person again."
Gillian Anderson, Daily Record, 1996
David: When The X Files began, we never expected such a global response to the universal, spiritual yearning for the truth that is out there.
Gillian: What David is trying to say is, “who knew the show would be such a hit?”
David: See? They talk about that chemistry, there it is right there.
Gillian: Yeah. I felt it.
-49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1997
The golden days of the Golden Globes.
I have been so blessed to portray such a phenomenal woman as Dana Scully. She has taught me about strength and self-worth and personal power. In early episodes, when I was called upon to address large groups of male FBI agents with authority and self assurance, I felt so scared and weak that my voice would come out high-pitched and shaky. But the more I “acted as if” I was self-assured, the more I felt powerful. And believe it or not, it can be that simple.
"Acting as if" is sometimes all it takes to empower oneself, and I have learned to carry this into other areas of my life. When meeting with high-powered directors and producers, or presenting an award at an award ceremony, or doing a talk show; I act as if I am a strong, capable, worthy woman of power. And the more I do this, the more people listen to what I have to say and value my opinion.
- GA, Girl Boss foreword.