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06 April 2007 @ 06:41 pm
And this is why I love David Duchovny  
He tells it like it is and no, I can not wait!!!!!!!!
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A movie sequel to hit television show The X-Files is being written after the actors who played special agents Mulder and Scully agreed to star.

Starpulse.com reported David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were set to reprise their roles as special agents 'Spooky' Mulder and Dana Scully. Duchovny told Starpulse The X-Files creator Chris Carter and writer Frank Spotnitz were working on a script.

"This week, they're starting some kind of road towards doing it (the film). Gillian and I both want to be in it now. We're happy to do it." Duchovny said the "fatigue and anxiety" that ended the show's nine-season run had gone. "We've forgotten why we hate one another and can only remember why we love one another and we're very happy to go back."
 
 
 
boundaid: ! - Buffyboundaid on April 6th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
they hated eachother?
Arabian: Mulder and Scullyarabian on April 7th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
Oh hell yes! They worked 14 hour days with EACH OTHER! Non-stop. In the beginning, they compared it to an arranged marriage because they were spending more time with each other than with anyone else on the planet. They had good days and bad days, and time (plus, I'm convinced GA's swelled head) made things worse to the point where they had major issues with each other. I do tend to blame GA a heckuva lot more than DD. She got her head all big around the fourth season. You can see the progression in interviews. In seasons 1-3, they got along really well, you could tell and David was the charming, intelligent, philosophical no-bs guy in interviews (and apparently in real life), Gillian was awed by the fame, just stepping out into her own, sweet, girlish and adorable. And then around 4th season, she started getting more press, and suddenly the sweetness disappeared, she started pulling little diva acts and was generally, well, a bitch. And you could TELL she didn't want to be there, phoning in performances, dreary and bitchy about the show in interviews, etc. (In fact, about two years later, she gave a few interviews where she acknowledged flat out that she didn't want to be there in season four, so it wasn't my imagination.) Meanwhile, David's interviews from S1 to S9 (he was still guesting on eps) pretty much portrayed the same kind of guy who was comfortable in his skin and hadn't changed. And some of his best work was in S4 and 5. So yeah, I blame her. Of course, for some reason, much of the XFandom worships the ground she walks on and can see no wrong in anything she says or does (even when she said that fans would commit suicide if the show was canceled.) Adore Scully, but not a fan of Gillian Anderson (although, I'll concede she's an amazing actress). It doesn't help that I adore David Duchovny (as well as Mulder) and she let David take the fall for the whole LA mess.

David was promised the pilot would be filmed in Vancouver, the show in LA. Well, the first season was filmed in Vancouver, David was a bit peeved, but was like, okay, I understand, if we get a 2nd season? He was assured, production would move to LA. Same thing, 3rd season, 4th season. And by the fourth season he was vocally upset about it. Finally, the 5th season filmed in LA because David put his foot down (he'd gotten married, Tea Leoni lived and worked out of LA and he wanted to be with his wife). Everyone blamed David for being such whiny-butt, never mind that he accepted the reneging on a promise made to him from the get-go. And I would like to point out that all during the time he was upset about the non-move, he always, always complimented Vancouver and her citizens and made it clear that it was just because LA was where he wanted to be career-wise and personal-life wise.

Anyhoo, after this was allllllll said and done, they were ensconced in filming in LA, Gillian gives an interview and calmly explains that behind the scenes she backed David 100% and wanted to film in LA the whole time too, but since he had already made that clear, she didn't think it was necessary to say anything herself ... leaving all the heat on him.

Also, David complained about playing Mulder to the point where he was only recognized as such, but he also admitted the silliness of that and what Mulder had done for him and that he FLOVED the character and wouldn't be able to deal with anyone else playing the character. OTOH, Gillian complained about how boring and lame Scully was, which drove me crazy, because Scully was one of THE most awesome female characters EVER on television (heck, drop the female, she was just kick-ass as a character, period.)

Erm, yeah, the way I'm into VM/Logan&Veronica now? Yeah, that was me about XF/Mulder&Scully back in the day. And note, they never hated each other (at least it was never, ever, ever gossiped about) like Bruce Willis/Cybil Shepard of Moonlighting (another primetime pairing I loved) or Lauren Graham/Scott Patterson (he's Luke right?) from Gilmore Girls or even behind the scene speculation of hatred to the degree of La Bell and JDoh. They just worked together so much that they got tired of each other.
siren (like the mythic monster)myalltheworld on April 7th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson hate each other? *wibble* Man, I don't know why that makes me all sad inside, but it does.
..Yeah.. That was totally off topic and random and I'm butting out now.
Arabian: ATttD - Sorryarabian on April 7th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, sorry. I don't even watch GG and I know that the LG and SP (if he does play Luke) hate each other.
boundaid on April 8th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
Kristin Veitch watch your job, this girl? Actually tells it like it f-ing is.

On the subject of all the hate in life, I feel like I get interested because it stems from my CHARMED. That supposedly Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty took two seasons to get warmed up to, then Shannen left. And that after Brian Krause and Alyssa Milano dated, was it awkward to come to work and play brother/sister in law?

But on X-Files as my comment says to the last post, I WAS IN LOVE WITH THE MOVIE. And I've seen about 50 of the 201 episodes, so my opinion might not be weighed. But I can see what you really mean now.

I LOVE YOU (and I'm bad on keeping my songs of all time promise, I'll just do a song dump later!) and maybe make some X-FILES ICONS!!! Even if you don't use others' icons.
Arabian: Kelly_Stararabian on April 8th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
KELLY!!! Sorry, with her single coming out in FOUR DAYS!! and her album coming out in a month or so, I'm all full-on KELLY!mode. Ahem.

I never watched Charmed; I just know that SD was indeed the total bitch that she was believed to be. Sorry, got no more gossip there.

Oh, I LOVED the movie. I didn't like Chris "Messer of Heads" Carter (that is his actual nickname in fandom) saying that MS kiss in the movie, meaning when Mulder gives her mouth-to-mouth, whatever! Chris!!! But I really enjoyed it. I think I saw it about five times in the theater. And if most of the 50 you've seen are in the Mulder years, you definitely count, LOL!

Look forward to the song dump and seeing your XF icons too. I may start doing some more once I start getting the DVDs; I think I'll go on an XF-frenzy then unless a new fandom bites me in the ass. (I hopefully should be mostly in the mourning/acceptance stage of VM/L/V by then. *Hopefully*)
(Anonymous) on April 8th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
"Behind the scene speculation of hatred to the degree of La Bell and JDoh."
Where did you hear that? I thought Kristen always praised Jason, even though she was not fond of the character of Logan.
Arabian: Prettyx2 Princessarabian on April 8th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
She praised him once or twice in three years of filming, and it's more what she doesn't say and her interactions on screen. I've heard things here and there that kinda confirm what I've suspected since the summer of 2005 with regards to her thoughts about him. I don't know this for sure, but I basically put it down to jealousy over his popularity.
eolivet on April 9th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
Wow...there's another one of my fandom myths dispelled (i.e., blame DD's power trips, but not GA's). I was always under the impression that DD didn't want to get typecast as Mulder (and certainly blamed him for being gone in S8-S9).

Huh. It's like seeing the show and characters with new eyes now. :p

(Oh boy, I actually had the hard copy picture of your icon. Hee, I'm amazed you didn't make THE manip of it [a.k.a. bye bye, wall! ]And the Rolling Stone cover. Oh, and there was that TV Guide cover when she was wearing a green dress and he was in a white suit...sigh, those were the days :)
Arabian: Mulder and Scullyarabian on April 9th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, sadly, soooooooooooooo many people are under the sad belief that DD was the big jerk in all of this, but he WAS. NOT!!!!!!! She was. It kills me. It's like the KB thing, with everyone getting an initial impression of something and just not letting it go. Sigh. David HAD NO power trips. He's not that kind of guy. Arrrgghh.

Yeah, I had tons and tons and tons and TONS of XF press. I started collecting mags on it in its first season, and I was a flight attendant making good money so I had pretty much all of it and then I moved and my brother never mailed my box with my XF mags. Sigh.

Actually, I would never manipulate this pic, I LOVE every shot I've seen from that photo shoot (which I'm about 99.9% positive was from a Fall TV preview issue of Entertainment Weekly (damn, did they love XF. Their special XF issue was -- as of a few years ago -- their highest-selling issue and I loved that shot too). Anyhoo, yeah, the TV Guide shoot with the green dress and white suit, that was the first non-FBI-ing photo shoot they did, where they stepped out of of the Mulder/Scully roles for the shoot. I remember the fandom squeeing like mad because it was so gauzy and romantic. Siiiiiiiigh. I think my fave shot of them period is from US weekly. They're naked laying on two morgue gurneys with toe tags on. Hee! I don't know why I love it so, but I do.
zellie: film : fight club [pay phone]leucocrystal on April 7th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
Wow, thanks for the info!  I didn't watch The X-Files when it was originally airing (I was only eight years old when it started), but I've been catching chunks of it on TV for the past few years, and have definitely fallen in love with it.  I'm sure you'd know that, judging by how I've been posting about it lately, lol.  (In fact, my DVDs of it just came yesterday!  I've been having a lot of fun with that, as you can imagine.)  I may not love another character/couple more than Logan and Logan/Veronica, but I don't think I've ever fallen for a character faster than I fell for "Spooky" Mulder, and his penchant for gazing at Agent Scully, lol.

So yeah, the downside of not being around/watching when a show is initially airing means I miss out on all this kind of stuff.  I am glad to hear that it sounds more like they didn't hate each other, they just got (understandably) tired.  They certainly had to work together much more often than Jason and Kristen do, no contest.

Also, I'm going to have to side with you on the GA vs. DD thing.  (Heh, what is it with the women in these pairings?  Are they always the ones who go sour, or is it just in these two cases?)  I've always been a HUGE fan of David, and I think he's a phenomenal actor with very impressive versatility, especially when you take into account his long stint playing Mulder.  That's no easy feat, but I never tire of watching him, and certainly can't wait to see The TV Set. :)
Arabian: Mulder and Scullyarabian on April 7th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
I need to get the DVDs. I have none. Sigh. And I do plan on getting the ones without Mulder too, I think I'll enjoy those two because I did like the format and writing and Scully (when GA wasn't forcing her opinion that Scully should be "fun" and have sex with random people!).

It was a fun fandom before it became worship GA at all costs and bash DD for breathing, and yeah, I'm totally for DD all the way!!!! I love him. Dude, I watched Carla and Connie in the theaters!!! Actually, Jason reminds me a little of David -- I think it's the charisma and just sexuality that pervades their performances in unexpected ways.

I hope, I hope that The TV Set does well. I so want him to have a non-XF hit.
zellie: tv : x-files [spooky]leucocrystal on April 8th, 2007 12:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I liked the S8 and S9 Mulder-less episodes as well, as long as I just kind of... treated them differently, you know?  Mulder was definitely the heart of the show for me, but I could still continue to watch, just in a different way.

DD is love, and I feel you on the slight Jason vibe, too.  He's definitely got the charisma and the physicality going.  And of course, they're both awesome. ;)

I'm excited to see The TV Set, whenever it comes out here, which I'm hoping is soon.  Hopefully it'll get the attention it deserves.
Arabian: Jason_Deep Belowarabian on April 8th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
Right. If I only watched the show for Mulder or MS, then I wouldn't bother, but I genuinely liked XF, so I think I'll still like the 8/9 stuff.

They are both, indeed, awesome. :)

It's gotten mixed reviews so far, and doesn't look like it will be that big, but he's got a couple of other films in the pipeline now including one with Lily Taylor and OHMG!!! Her guest-starring shot on XF (Mind's Eye, S5) is the ONLY time I ever wanted Mulder to hook up with someone other than Scully. I was just BLOWN AWAY by their chemistry.