Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are totally down for doing a third X-Files film — but is anyone else? The 2008 sequel made an appalling $4 million on opening day, so it would really be up to the studio. And then it’s a matter of whether or not fans would go see it. Here’s what Duchovny said about it at a panel for the TV show’s 20th anniversary, via Los Angeles Times:
All the principals are on board. Gillian and I want to do it, so it’s really up to 20th Century Fox at this point…If it takes fan encouragement to get Fox interested in that, then I guess that’s what it would be.
“All the principals” includes the show’s creator, Chris Carter.
So what do you guys think? Would YOU see a new X-Files movie? Honestly, all I want to see is Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny come out as a couple.
October 14, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
From exclusive sources at Celebrity Dirty Laundry:
… A source exclusively told CDL that David and Gillian have been in a serious relationship for some time now and she and her children are shacking up with the Californication actor. This is a long time coming for the pair whose chemistry on their hit show was always a source of tabloid conjecture. Gillian and David worked together from 1993 to 2002 and starred in the movie version in 2008. Although it seems every fan in the world wanted to get the two together, a relationship was never declared during filming.
Now wait a second, here. I thought that Gillian was gay? Or is gay? I definitely heard somewhere that she was all about the ladies these days, but I don’t know. Maybe I was wrong, or invented it, or had a weird dream one night, I couldn’t tell you. But if this is true? MAN. Can you imagine what it’d be like as a fly in that house? These two could be the new ROBSTEN. They could take the media by STORM as SMULDER. Or MULLY. Or hey, even something like Ducanderny. Anduchon. SMULDER.
Who knows. Maybe it’s true, and maybe there’s some kind of X-Files reunion thing going to happen soon. That’s usually how these things play out, and then not too far down the road, someone goes and sleeps with a director and helps to ruin another marriage. It’s only a matter of time, guys. You wait. David Duchovny’s going to be sleeping with Steven Spielberg any day now.
August 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
“I was in a relationship with a girl for a long time when I was in high school. [But] if I had thought I was 100% gay, would it have been a different experience for me? Would it have been a bigger deal if shame had been attached to it and all those things that become huge life-altering issues for youngsters in that situation? It’s possible that my attitude around it came, on some level, from knowing that I still liked boys.”
Our *dearly departed Jenn mentioned a few weeks ago that Gillian Anderson didn’t have her own category here, and I thought, “Well duh, it’s not like we’re a bunch of nerdy X-Files fans sitting around, fantasizing about Mulder and Scully and wondering when the Truth Will Be Revealed or whatever,” but after finding out that she’s doing Miss Havisham in an upcoming BBC production of Great Expectations, was found dancing on tabletops, and now is interviewing with various magazines, telling everyone that she experimented with same-sex relationships in the past, girl’s all sorts of interesting, now, isn’t she? Jenn was definitely onto something when she created the ‘Gillian Anderson’ category page, and now that some of us kind of care all over again, I fully expect the pages to fill up quick.
And as for the same-sex experimenting thing, can you imagine the level of hype that X-Files would have reached if all of the fanboys and fangirls two decades ago knew about this lesbian-fling thing? I just could not even begin to imagine (actually, I could, and that’s pretty hot). It would have taken shit to an entirely different place. Why would she hold out on us like this?
*Oh, and Jenn’s not dead or anything, guys, don’t worry! Check out her farewell post here.
March 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
We here in the U.S. don’t do a great job of covering the Baftas—which is weird, since we export all our biggest movie stars to the event every year. (We also send Christina Ricci, apparently. Oh, well.)
So the Baftas happened six days ago, and you heard not-a-peep from me. Whatever. But The Guardian‘s fly-on-a-wall account of the Baftas afterparty is absolutely hilarious.
Here is what I learned:
- Gillian Anderson danced on a table. (We are assured that she did this while projecting an air of grace, elegance, and dignity, but again, she was up on a table.)
- Jonah Hill danced until his suit (the pants? the jacket?) split.
- Director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin, Morvern Callar) spent all night smoking outside. I love her! She is like if a leather motorcycle jacket were a person.
As a sidenote, I am finally making a “Gillian Anderson” category. This is like the third time I’ve needed to refer to a Gillian category, and I finally have a sense of follow-through. How have we never had a Gillian Anderson category??? Wasn’t she, at one time, the most searched-for woman on the Internet? (After Teri Hatcher, I think. Oh, you young’uns don’t even remember Lois and Clark, do you.)
(Gillian via Grazia Daily.)