Interview with Gillian and David at Rotten Tomatoes
Posted at 6:36 AM (PST) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008

by Christina Troup
February 25, 2008
Rotten Tomatoes

How does it feel to be part of a show that's become so iconic?

DD: It's been a long enough time now. We don't expect it, but [it's] certainly not surprising.

GA: I think there's a new level of appreciation, at least for me, in just realizing how big it was. I get that. I think at the time I couldn't fathom it, it was too much to fathom.

DD: We were insulated, we were working on it and it was kind of all consuming. We didn't get out amongst the people that enjoyed the show.

What can you tell us about the movie?

DD: Should we just tell them the whole plot? [Laughs and looks at Gillian.]

GA: I'm tired of fighting it.

DD: I want to tell the truth.

GA: Well, we-

DD: There are different genres I think of X-Files shows. There's horror, there's thriller, there's comedic, there's alien-oriented. And there are kind of mixed genres among those. I think this is more the classic, as Chris was pointing to, like the beginnings of the show. This is more a return to the horror-thriller genre of what the X-Files started out at as.

What's the WonderCon experience been like for you? Are you ready to handle the attention that's sure to come after the release of the film?

GA: It's a wonderful feeling to know that there are still people out there who are going to go out and actually see this film when it comes out. There's enthusiasm and a desire to see it, that's rewarding and a bit of relief.

DD: It was always my hope that we would get to do one of these every five or six years. That's exactly how long ago it's been since the show. When I was getting off the television show I was never like, "Screw the television show, screw this character, screw you." I love the show, I love working with Gillian, I love Chris, I love the characters. If we can pull that off that would be great. And if not I'm perfectly happy with the amount of work we've done as Mulder and Scully. We've done a lot. In a way, I felt like this was win-win. If it continues on, fantastic. If it goes away, we did a lot.

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