David has updated his official blog in time for the opening tomorrow. Head over to duchovnyfiles.blogspot.com to read.
Archive for July, 2008
Hundreds of fans packed onto Hollywood Boulevard, many having queued overnight, to cheer on the welcome return of Mulder and Scully at the world premiere of The X-Files: I Want To Believe.
Lovers of the show, which first aired on TV in 1993, screamed and went crazy as David Duchovny arrived early to spend some time with the crowds. The actor was swiftly joined by actress Gillian Anderson, dressed in a blue satin dress that had been designed to fit snuggly around her tiny baby bump.
Speaking on the red carpet Gillian said it had been a pleasure to reunite with her former cast mate: “I think that our appreciation for each other has increased over the years. We’ve been in contact and we’ve gotten older, but I think we were both hugely excited to come back together again and it felt like a treat. Like I’m having an opportunity now to work with somebody, as opposed to ‘ehrrghhh another day, not again!'”
BEVERLY HILLS – David Duchovny looks uncomfortable.
Having to face 200-plus reporters, bloggers and columnists in a darkened hotel ballroom is not the best way to discuss his sexually charged Showtime comedy series, “Californication.”
He’s sharing the stage with Mary-Louise Parker of “Weeds,” Michael C. Hall of “Dexter” and Jason Clarke of “Brotherhood” – all of whom also look uncomfortable in this painfully slow news conference during the Television Critics Association’s fall preview tour here.
Dressed in jeans, black shirt and black jacket and with his hair tussled and stubble on his face, Duchovny looks like his Hank Moody character: a burned-out, bed-hopping novelist who supplies the fornication in the title of the show.
It’s not easy to open a movie the same weekend Will Ferrell does and David Duchovny probably knows this. Still, he’s opening the second X-Files flick (X-Files: I Want To Believe), one of the most anticipated movies of the summer. It’s helmed by series creator Chris Carter and features him again as Fox Mulder, a role Duchovny (correctly) describes as “iconic.” We chatted with the former HS and college hoops player in advance of the release about his erratic shooting touch, J’ing one in Reggie Miller’s grill, his appreciation of Mel Stottlemyre, and which baseball player is most like Gillian Anderson. After the interview, while researching this, we learned that Duchovny’s wife Tea Leoni is one of the best celebrity golfers. We definitely should have asked about that.
The Mag: Let’s start with career. Films only, what do you consider your best role?
Duchovny: That’s a tough one. I don’t even remember what I’m working on now. (laughs) I’m always trying to perfect the romantic comedy, though. I might say Return to Me.
Fox Mulder is iconic, so I’d have to go with that.
We did an informal office poll earlier and people said Return to Me and X-Files as well.
At ESPN? Really? I guess I’m among my demographic.