David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have played many roles in their post-“X-Files” careers, but they’ll forever be known by two names: Mulder and Scully. It’s been 20 years since “The X-Files” premiered, changing the landscape of TV forever.
To say I was flustered by these two is an understatement.
Gillian Anderson has truly embraced Agent Dana Scully as of late. “The X-Files” veteran has been making the comic book convention rounds in celebration of the show’s 20th anniversary and is gearing up for Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Gillian Anderson and I have the same favorite episode of “The X-Files”: “Bad Blood.”
"Oh my god, I just have to think about that episode and I start to laugh. [Laughs.] I think it’s so funny. Just the idea [that] Mulder is chasing this young kid he thinks is a vampire and just as he’s about to put the stake through his heart, I pull out his fake vampire teeth and he goes, ‘Oh, s***’ right before the titles run. That in and of itself brings joy to my world."
"The X-Files" star been on "Hannibal" this season, but she’s poised to make a big splash this summer and fall with "The Fall" on Netflix and NBC’s "Crisis." In "The Fall" (on Netflix Tuesday, May 28), Anderson plays Stella Gibson, a detective brought in to stop a serial killer in Belfast. "The Fall" also features "The Good Wife’s" Archie Panjabi — "Archie is a fantastic actress and we have a very interesting and compelling relationship in ‘The Fall.’" — and "Once Upon a Time’s" Jamie Dornan.
A little tease …
Were you drawn to the character of Stella Gibson or the story of “The Fall”? I think if I’m honest, primarily, initially, the character. I find her so intriguing and I still find her quite mysterious and I think that’s quite unusual for a contemporary drama. I like the way she handles situations and I thought I kind of need to be this person for a while. Obviously, the scripts themselves were very well-written, very compelling, very emotionally engaging. I knew that after having conversations with [the minds behind “The Fall”] that they had similar ideas as I did about how it should be shot and once we were all on the same page, it just seemed like something I couldn’t not do.
Chris Carter will serve as executive producer on the comic series and sign off on stories, provide feedback, etc. Also Mulder and Scully will be an “item.”
"We’re going to try and usher ‘The X-Files’ into a new age. We’ve got WikiLeaks, now. Drone warfare, the Patriot Act and challenges related to the government and influence from outside forces, corporations and lobby groups," series writer Joe Harris told Comic Book Resources. “America has challenges, problems both new and old, related to how it functions, as well as just who it really functions for. I think the ‘X-Files’ mythos will fit nicely into these chaotic, interconnected times.”