after me, the deluge (iamsab) wrote in xf2orbust,
after me, the deluge

interviews, friggin' A

From one of the interviews that frey_at_last posted below:

Q: Do you think the Mulder and Scully relationship here outweighs the scary plot that's being promised?

Gillian Anderson: I think what is remarkable - and still find it remarkable today after working with other actors - just what kind of energy there is. It just happens, it's weird. It's cool now once I've seen things in the past and wondered, Where the f**k did that come from? It's still there and of course it's going to be appealing to people. And I now see what the appeal is. In the old days, I was like, Yeah, so what? We get along? Yeah, there's chemistry. I was just using that word. Now I see there really was, and there still is and I think it will always be there.


The phrase "I think it will always be there" was just a cold knife, right through the heart. This is supposed to be, ahem, vague chemistry? VAGUE?

Man I hope this nausea goes away soon...


And while we're at it, (thanks again to frey_at_last), Duchovny says:

Q: There was some exhaustion on the fanbase's behalf as the series entered its final seasons, do you think the film will lure them back?

David Duchovny: I don't know. You know there were nine years of one-hours. I can't think of another show that did that with the same cast, although I wasn't in most of the ninth year. You look at any drama, any long-running drama, and they don't run that long normally. So, the exhaustion is mutual. [laughs] But I would think in the good will of trying to tell new stories you ultimately reach further in all directions. Probably by the seventh or eight years, the writers were forced to reach and I think there are fans who sit on that moment and wait for that sign of creative bankruptcy which has to come, naturally. A show like this is idea-driven, it's not like, Oh, we've got good jokes, you'll watch. It's not like a sitcom that can run twelve years. If they were exhausted, and they fell in love with the show for the characters and the premise, for the execution and the writing, then that's what we're back to. This is more of a story we would have told in season three or four.


Exhaustion, huh? Thanks. Thanks a lot there, David. Me, yeah, I'm just hoping for another cool story about aliens. Right. /sarcasm face
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1. I think Gillian's whole dicussion there is about David. I've noticed that most of the time, especially now post-series, when they ask about the Mulder/Scully relationship, she actually just starts talking about herself and David. So it's their chemistry that she's coming to realize more and more and that she thinks will always be there.

2. I had a number 2, but I think it just comes from David talking a lot and not answering any of our questions, not that he'd be allowed to anyway...

3. When Gillian was going on and on about how much she and David actually kissed in the series (Youtube fanvids, FTW!), and they asked her if there was "some kissing" in the movie, she laughed at the thought that they'd even expect an answer. I think this is a good thing? I think they are too gleeful (esp. at the conventions) about the relationship enthusiasm for there to be no serious shippiness in the movie. But I'm most worried about what they think is an "acceptable situation" in which to START the film. ...Of course, the fact that Mulder HAS a bedroom, and a grown-up bedroom with a grown-up bed, and we've at least been guaranteed a scene in the bathroom... this is all good, right??? There will be making-out?!? Varied degrees of nekkidness?!?
I agree. Gillian was talking about David not MSR.

I thought one of the reporter's comment that the bedroom in Mulder's house looked as though a woman had decorated it was a hopeful sign. *fingers crossed*.

*Cowardly Lion voice* "I do believe in MSR! I do believe in MSR! I do believe in MSR!"
I'm totally willing to believe that. I was actually wondering about David and Gillian's relationship this time around -- there was always all those ramblings about how much he hated her during the show.

Hopefully we can believe Gillian's statements; I'd love to think they're friends now and realize that they're part of something important, entirely based on the two of them as a team...

Then again, notice how barely a word about Gillian appeared in David's interview. So.

I want to believe!
But did you see WOONDERCON? (it has to be said in a dramatic voice.) They were grinning at each other like CHILDREN! David was a little reticent in this interview, but when they were having pre-movie lunches in LA and doing the read through with Chris Carter, he was saying things like, "it was more emotional than I expected" and "we love each other now."

(Along with a TON of charming revisionism about how "we never had any real problem with each other..." and "I never had any real problem with the show, I was just tired!" and "we always thought of TXF as a love story." In short, David seems to have forgotten everything that happened to him between 1998 and 2002, and is full of gooshy feelings. Missing time perhaps?)


April 18 2008, 01:55:14 UTC 10 years ago Edited:  April 18 2008, 01:56:08 UTC

You just gave me my first XF2 related ear-to-ear grin. I am *also* full of gooshy feelings!

I wrote David Duchovny an open letter back in 1998 saying something (among many many other things) like, I understand that you don't like Gillian and that's okay, because there's every chance she *is* an emotional punk-ass ditz, how should I know, BUT, I hope some day the two of you come back together and you realize you were part of something bigger together, and that your chemistry made that happen, and that you love each other in this way nobody else could understand.

And look how it's ten years later, and they did, and they DO!

Oh, *grin,* I tell you. *GRIN*

Where might I find Wondercon spoilers...?
Awww, freaking adorable. Finally SHARING OUR LOVE.

You might find a lot of WonderCon stuff here, but first you might want to cut to the chase! (assuming you have 40 minutes to spare!) This is also an awesome collection of pictures, from leucocrystal!
I don't know anything about their personal relationship. Gillian has referred to is as a brother/sister sort of thing and that works for me. Sometimes you love 'em, sometimes you hate them but I've found that the hating times are few and far between the older my own brother and I get. ;) So long as Mulder and Scully are 'right', I'm happy.