- You still have nothing
- I may not have the X-Files, Scully, but I still have my work. And I still have you. And I still have myself.
"I would’ve liked this past season to be the last," Duchovny says flatly. He’s sitting in his trailer on the Fight the Future set, dressed in T-shirt and shorts. His Nike-sandaled feet rest on copies of Yoga Journal and the Don DeLillo novel Underworld on a coffee table. Ask about the possibility that this movie could turn into a franchise a la Star Trek, and he’s even more blunt: “I’d much rather be involved in a franchise movie series than do the goddamn TV show every week.”
Entertainment Weekly, June 1998
The interview took place in 1997 if it was on the set of Fight The Future - was released summer 98, shot summer 97.
The mag must have held interview for release.
Scully: Mulder, it’s such a gorgeous day outside. Have you ever entertained the idea of trying to find life on this planet?
Mulder: I’ve see the life on this planet, Scully, and that is exactly why I’m looking elsewhere.
"The end of my world was unrecognizable and upside down. There was one thing that remained the same. You… were my friend, and you told me the truth. Even when the world was falling apart, you were my constant… my touchstone."
'And you are mine.'
DD: I have these very selective, kind of weird, very vivid memories that make no sense of that time… flashes of certain things that aren’t significant, like that. Do you have any memories that stand out? Like if I were to say give me five memories from the Vancouver years— being on set— just the first thing that comes to mind. […]
GA: Um… Well, the —
DD: The rain.
GA: —scene in the Pilot, with the rain.
DD: The rain.
GA: Yeah, is that a big one for you, too? Oh my god, the rain. My lips wouldn’t move! I was so cold!
DD: You were adorable.
IBG Meetup, July 2011
Excuse me for saying this, but one could really feel sorry for you.
"Don’t worry, I get paid a lot of money in damages. All kidding aside, you have to imagine this: The X Files is filmed in Vancouver, Canada. I feel like I’ve spent the last five years in a sort of military base. Twelve hours in front of the camera, the rest of the time alone in my apartment. I felt like a soldier off the main war area. On the one hand it was good because nobody could stop me from concentrating on my job, on the other hand I was totally isolated. When I went to LA during a longer filming break I felt like an alien."
David Duchovny, German GQ, Nov 1998 (photo edit not mine)
Although he feels the series should stay away from the relationship issue, Duchovny and Anderson have nonetheless worked together to subtly maintain a strong undercurrent of emotions between Mulder and Scully in the series — even when it’s not in the script.
"It’s really hard to say [how much is us and how much is in the scripts]. I mean, if I look at the scripts, it’s not written in there. I guess a decision that was made early on was to make the character as human as possible and therefore give the character as many human qualities as possible because the show really wasn’t about humanity, it was about aliens. So, it was always very important to me to have that as an undertone."
David Duchovny, SciFi Entertainment, Dec 1998
Mulder and Scully.
GA: ‘You threw… You threw in the middle of filming… A handful of rice at me.
DD: Oh yeah!
GA: And I thought it was maggots. Do you remember?
DD: Yeah I do but why was there rice there?
GA: I think you asked somebody to get rice and as they usually did they went ‘yes Mr Duchovny’ and somebody went out and they got it.
I think we were in the middle of the desert too.
DD: Maybe its time to admit I carry rice with me…
GA: Just in case there’s a wedding.
DD: Spontaneous wedding. You know I think the rice was somehow involved with the maggots? Like it looked like maggots from far away,
GA: Oh ok. Like stand ins?
DD <nodding> Exactly.
GA: I’m so funny!
DD: I’m just as surprised as you are!
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