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Fox All Access: 'X-Files 3: The Truth Is… Gillian Anderson Doesn't Know!

Fox All Access
‘X-Files 3: The Truth Is… Gillian Anderson Doesn’t Know!

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Are rumors of a third “X-Files” movie the truth?  Or are they just out there?  That’s what we wanted to find out when we spotted Gillian Anderson this afternoon at the Television Critics Association meetings today in Beverly Hills.  She told us she wishes she knew what was going on, and that she’d be happy to read a script — if only somebody would give her one!  (Click on the on the audio player to hear Gillian Anderson)


The Sun: Parents will always be the bad guys

The Sun
Parents will always be the bad guys
Garth Pearce

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GILLIAN ANDERSON became an international star at 25 playing special agent Dana Scully in hit US television show The X Files.
Now 42, she spent her initial years in London before leaving for America, aged 11, with her parents, where she admits to having some wild teenage years.

Gillian now lives in London with daughter Piper, 16, from first husband Clyde Klotz, and sons Oscar, four, and Felix, two, with partner Mark Griffiths.

Having established herself as a top-notch actress in British films, Gillian has come in for high praise for her latest TV role as Wallis Simpson in Channel 4’s Any Human Heart.

“WHEN I moved with my parents from London to America at 11, I hated it.

There was part of me which wanted to put the brakes on and scream: ‘This is not happening.’

But it did happen and I had some difficult, rebellious teenage years. When I left high school my classmates voted me Most Likely To Be Arrested!

What I learned about those years is that I should have talked more about what I was feeling instead of behaving in a silent, resentful way.

Although I was born in America, I regarded London as home. But I then found myself living with my parents in the middle of Michigan.

What a culture shock.

Exactly the same thing happened, in reverse, with my own daughter Piper.

She was brought up in America and I brought her with me — aged 11 — when I moved back to London.

The biggest lesson I learned from being 18 is that I should have talked more about my feelings.

The result is that I now talk to Piper non-stop.

I have often wondered what the pay-back might be for my own adventurous teenage past.

Part of me thinks that the relationship between teenage girls and their mums is set in stone. The parent is always going to be the bad guy. There is a reason, in my opinion, why teenagers have to go through a tough time.

If they did not forcibly separate themselves by saying: ‘You are the enemy,’ there is no way kids would be able to leave home.

Huge success ... Gillian Anderson with David Duchovny as The X Files' Mulder & Scully

Huge success … Gillian Anderson with David Duchovny as The X Files’ Mulder & Scully

But I do think plenty of talking to each other — and talking through everything — is the way forward.

I have been given a chance to do things differently with my own daughter — and hope she comes away from it with positive memories.

She is curious about the fact that she has spent a good period of her life growing up on a film set.

That was just the way it had to be at the time.

I was in The X Files and working non-stop. It is not an ideal way to bring up a child. But I would not want to be a teenager again.

That is certainly one lesson I’ve learned. I have always felt older. Even in my twenties, I wanted to be 34 or 36.

Life goes at such speed, though, it is like a whirlwind and you don’t appreciate how quickly it will go by when you are 18.

I just spent my life showing up and doing what was in front of me, as an actress.

I remember getting The X Files, my first marriage, the pregnancy, my first baby and the divorce — all within three years. I was so wrapped up in the here and now.

The incredible work rate on the show made life more acute, in a sense.

I had all the advantages of a hit show and being able to travel comfortably.

But there were things I could never do, like hitchhike across Europe, which I wish I had done. I do not generally handle time off very well.

So a lot of the time off is spent with me trying to deal with it successfully.

Mark has helped. We met through mutual friends.

He has a very good head on his shoulders and part of me was ready to be grounded. I am able to do small-budget films which interest me, because earnings from The X Files have allowed me to do them. It is a lovely position to be in and I feel alive and creative, both as an actress and a mother.”

NY Mag: A Three-Minute X-Files Reunion With David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

A Three-Minute X-Files Reunion With David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
NY Mag

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A Three-Minute X-Files Reunion With David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

Photo: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

We knew we’d get to see Agent Mulder in the flesh on Monday when we attended former X-Files star David Duchovny’s theatrical debut in the Off Broadway production of Neil LaBute’s The Break of Noon, about a man who survives an office shooting and finds God. But what we didn’t expect was to see Agent Scully (a.k.a. Gillian Anderson) by his side in the intensely crowded opening-night after-party. We grabbed them for a hot three minutes in between their mingling with old friends Ben Stiller, Garry Shandling, and Duchovny’s wife, Téa Leoni.

How often do you see each other?
Duchovny: Not often. Twice a year?
Anderson: Yes, twice a year.
Duchovny: Depending on whether we’re doing an X-Files movie or not. If we’re doing an X-Files movie, we see a lot of each other.
Anderson: In France, apparently, there is going to be one in France.

With you guys?
Duchovny: No, no. Not at all. Apparently the script’s written.
Anderson: We’re not in it at all.
Duchovny: But we always would love to do another one. So we’ll see. We’re getting a little long in the tooth, but we’ll do it. Just me. Not her. Long in the tooth, I mean.

Would you do your same roles or become FBI mentors?
Duchovny: Well, I wouldn’t be doing her part.
Anderson: I’ll be on crutches. He’ll be in a wheelchair. But, yeah, it would be fun.
Duchovny: I would do it forever. I will always come back. By the end of the run, we were all good.

Do you keep in touch over e-mail?
Duchovny: A little bit, yeah.
Anderson: A little bit of texting, a little bit of BlackBerry action.
Duchovny: I don’t know if you know this, but Gillian’s an accomplished stage actor. She came all the way from London just to see this. I’m very touched by that.

What are you doing in London?
Anderson: I live there. I’m shooting Johnny English 2, but I live there.

And you just couldn’t miss David’s opening night?
Anderson: I was told that he finally got to levitate. I had to see it with my own eyes.

Didn’t you levitate in The X-Files?
Duchovny: Oh sure, I did.
Anderson: Oh sure, yeah.
Duchovny: That’s why they hired me in this play. That’s something I can do.
Anderson: Typecast again, man!

This was a more realistic levitation?
Duchovny: Real enough.

Did you get hurt at all in the scene with Amanda Peet where she’s beating on you?
Duchovny: Sometimes she gets my ear but mostly she just gets my cheek.

There’s a scene with a prostitute. Did Californication help with your prep for the blow-job scene?
Duchovny: There are prostitutes other places other than on Californication. It’s not the only show that has sex on it.

Your wife, Téa [Leoni], said you use your iPad as your scene partner …
Duchovny: I do. It’s amazing.
Anderson: Your iPad?
Duchovny: This is going to be an advertisement. There’s this thing called iRehearsal.

Duchovny: You get your script on the iPad and you can record your lines or the other person’s lines and the script will scroll.
Anderson: No! And speak the other person’s lines at you?
Duchovny: Yeah, you record their lines. So you can rehearse all by yourself with the lines, and just talk to yourself. It’s great.

Last thing. Have you started to pray more now that you’re doing this play?
Duchovny: Not really. I pray enough in the show.

Sarajevo Film Festival: Gillian Anderson set for X-Files return

Gillian Anderson set for X-Files return
(Sarajevo Film Festival)

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US actress Gillian Anderson. She said:

US actress Gillian Anderson. She said: “Of course I would accept an offer to appear in a new ‘X-Files’ movie. There isn’t any reason not to do it. EPA/FEHIM DEMIR

Gillian Anderson has confirmed she will appear in a third ‘X-Files’ movie.

The actress – who plays agent Dana Scully in the sci-fi TV series and its spin-off movies – surprised fans at the Sarajevo Film Festival by admitting she would happily reprise her role for another big screen instalment, despite recently complaining she felt typecast because of her association with the franchise.

She said: “Of course I would accept an offer to appear in a new ‘X-Files’ movie. There isn’t any reason not to do it.

“I feel a commitment to that group of people I worked with and we still enjoy doing it. There is no reason not to come together and do it again. If they can pull it off, we’ll find a reason to make it.”

The actress – who most recently played Agent Scully in 2008’s ‘The X-Files: I Want To Believe’ – said she believed work would start on the next movie in 2012.

Earlier this year, it was claimed Gillian would turn down any approaches to make a third movie.

A source said: “It took a while for Gillian to establish a career for herself outside the ‘The X-Files’ and she’s now enjoying her acting more than ever before.

“She’s very proud of ‘The X-Files’ but feels her career has now moved onto a different phase.”

When the last movie in the franchise was release, Gillian’s co-star David Duchovny – who plays agent Fox Mulder – admitted he was hoping it would be a success so he could continue to play the role throughout his career.

He said: “It depends very much on this film. I know we’ve made a great thriller and horror movie. Simply put, if it does the right kind of business, we’ll be able to make more.

“We hope it becomes kind of a franchise. Coming back was always something I wanted to do. I would love to follow Mulder as he got older and older.”

Radar Online: Gillian Anderson Says X-Files 3 May Happen

Radar Online
Gillian Anderson Says X-Files 3 May Happen

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Gillian Anderson is giving hope to The X-Files fanatics everywhere that she and David Duchnovy may reunite for a third installment in the film series.  “There isn’t any reason not to do it,” the actress said during an appearance at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

“I feel a certain commitment to that group of people that I worked with and we still enjoy doing it, when we do it. There is no reason why not to come together and do it again. If they can pull it off, we’ll find some reason to make it.”

The film could be out in 2012, Anderson said.

Anderson and Duchnovy starred in The X-Files on TV all through the 1990s.  The two films came out in 1998 and 2008.

Access Hollywood: Celebrities Uncensored: David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson

Access Hollywood
Celebrities Uncensored: David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson

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