David Duchovny: Working with Gillian Anderson Again Might Be Weird

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David Duchovny is taking the news in stride. Ever since word hit the street that he and X-Files co-star Gillian Anderson will be reuniting for six all-new episodes of The X-Files, fans have been beside themselves.

"The nerd in me just peed her pants," one commenter admitted on hearing that the duo were back at it.

David Duchovny spoke with the New York Times about his upcoming turn on the show that launched both his and Anderson's careers.

"The good things are working with Chris and Gillian again, and getting to do this show again and see what we’ve got. I’m as curious as anybody else. I’m amazed that there’s still an appetite for it and I’m touched."

When asked whether he was nervous about revisting the show and creative team after all this time, David Duchovny admitted that there could be some oddness, but nothing they couldn't handle.

"I think I’ll be nervous on the day. When I’m in a scene with Gillian, I think we’ll both be like, this is so weird. And I think we’ve both gotten better as we’ve gotten older, so how do we bring that to bear on these characters? If I were to look back at the first or second year of the show, I wouldn’t try to act like that guy. I’m capable of doing more. She’s capable of doing more. It’ll be interesting to see how we keep the characters the same but also the actors are better."

David Duchovny feels like the time is now right for the X-Files return. He recognizes the influence on other shows and film that the series had, even if some loyal followers were not too pleased with how the show ended.

"The time is right because we got our [act] together to do it. In terms of culturally or what people want to see, I don’t know. I imagine if we waited too much longer people would eventually lose interest... We’re gonna make the same show. But it’ll be interesting because Gillian and I are older. I don’t want to act like it’s 20 years ago."

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