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David DuchovnyHello all Duchovy fans! I am taking a break from the site this summer and would like to direct you to The Official Californication Website, and for all the latest news about Mr. Duchovny.

Happy summer!

BTW, Californication returns in early 2011. Here is a sneak preview:

David Duchovny is not quite the man next door

From The Sunday Times: The X Files star’s new movie The Joneses sees him as a man who has it all. Real-life however, is not so straightforward

David Duchovny, Hollywood star, husband and father of two, is in the throes of a new relationship — and, to tell the truth, which he usually does, it has left him with mixed feelings. On the one hand, his new setup makes perfect sense, especially given his occasionally nomadic lifestyle. And, of course, we all have to move on and can’t live in the past. But he is something of a traditionalist and doesn’t enjoy leaving loved ones behind. Yes, like many, Duchovny is facing up to one of mankind’s great questions: just how do we feel about the Kindle?

“I travel quite a bit, and being able to throw this little thing in my backpack so I can take my entire library with me is unbeliev able,” reflects the 49-year-old actor, pondering his handheld vehicle for digital books. And yet paper is a good technology, I suggest. “I know,” he sighs, “I don’t like the idea of reading a book on a screen. But I tend to be a reference reader, flicking back and forth, so it really is useful.”

For all the success of the now-iconic The X Files, the more recent Californication and a clutch of films, Duchovny maintains a sincerely deep level of interest in literature, kindled during his youth. He began his doctorate in comparative literature at Yale in the early 1980s (one of his tutors was the eminent critic Harold Bloom), but his thesis — on magic and technology in contemporary American fiction — remains uncompleted. “My career started, so I couldn’t afford the time to finish it, but I do retain an academic interest in literature.”

There are few actors in Hollywood who profess an academic interest in anything, never mind literature, but Duchovny is cut from a distinctive cloth. Many actors display a ready wit and intelligence, but few have his candour, or the likeable nonchalance that imbues so many of his performances and makes his characters men you’d genuinely like to hang out with. He seems pitched somewhere between his two television characters — more relaxed than The X Files’ Mulder, more together than Californication’s troubled novelist, Hank Moody. He likes to shoot the breeze — he can’t cook, for example, although he does make a good sandwich. “And breakfast,” he adds with a pause. “Sandwiches can also be good for breakfast.”


Duchovny on squeezing movies in around Californication

From The Orlando Sentinel: I talked with David Duchovny about his new movie, The Joneses, and focused on his relationship to the film’s satiric warning about the dangers of marketing and a consumerist lifestyle for the print version of that story.

But that didn’t leave room for him talking about his zeitgeist-tackling cable series, Californication, or his future plans or what car one should drive to Be Like Dave. So that part of our talk is below.

“I am so (s%^$$&) at the zeitgeist,” Duchovny says. “I didn’t see The X-Files coming. I didn’t Californication catching on.

“I thought a couple of movies I’d done were going to be huge hits and they weren’t. I’m really bad at that. I consider myself a smart guy, and yet I have no clue if something I’m doing is going to catch on.

“I realized, at some point, that there is no repeating of that X-Files thing. It’s luck. It’s Avatar, the planets aligning. I’m not going to try and top that.

“When I got off the show, I was thinking, ‘How am I going to top it?’ Then I realized that wasn’t going to happen.I said ‘No more TV’ Fine. But cable started doing these great niche shows – Sex and the City, The Sopranos – that were giving you more creative freedom than you get on broadcast TV or the movies.


David Duchovny weighs in on the next season of ‘Californication’ and beyond

At a press conference in Los Angeles for his new independent film, The Joneses, David Duchovny just couldn’t duck Californication questions from pesky television reporters who wanted to know just where Hank Moody could go next season, as well as how long Duchovny would consider keeping the character alive.

“Last year was a descent. We went as far down as we could and still keep it a comedy,” Duchovny shared with a chuckle in his voice. “And we’re not trying to make this a drama, so this year will be about rising up.” It would pretty much have to, we guess!

The actor, who currently lives in New York with his family, only comes out here to Los Angeles only periodically to shoot. “It’s not the X-Files ten month long shoot,” Duchovny explained. “It’s almost like a vacation!” Therefore, he enjoys shooting Californication more than some of the other projects in his past.

That being said, then, just how long does Duchovny think– or want the show to keep going? After all, the show that truly put him on the map– the aforementioned X-Files– lasted for nearly a decade. “It will get canceled before I get tired of it,” he smiled into the sea of reporters.

But realistically? He thinks the show, which has completed three seasons can easily go to six or seven, keeping Hank Moody– and Duchovny himself– in our homes for years to come.

David Duchovny previews Californication’s fourth season

David Duchovny is about to go to work on the next season of his Showtime series Californication. The sexual escapades of frustrated writer Hank Moody will continue to amuse audiences as Hank himself digs his way out of the hole he got into last year.

“Well, we left Hank last year going to jail,” Duchovny said at a press conference where he was promoting his new movie, The Joneses. “It’s kind of like last year was a descent. It’s a comedy too so we went about as far down as we could in terms of keeping this a comedic show. We’re not trying to be a drama so now I think this year is going to be about rising up and using that as the low point.”

The show will introduce several new characters, with A-list guest stars to play them. The guest stars have not yet been signed, but Duchovny revealed the roles they would play. “My lawyer is one,” he said. “And a famous actress, a famous Hollywood actress. Every season is always like a new milieu and a new set of guest stars, which is really refreshing for all of us. Last year we had Kathleen Turner and Peter Gallagher. This year, we’re going to have some new people as well.”

For the actress, the show would not ask a star to play themselves in a self-referential role. They’ve created the character of an actress who only exists in the world of Californication.

“Probably a fictional person, a fictional famous person. Well, we’re all pretty fictional but not a name that you’d recognize [in the real world.]”

Duchovny likes having strong characters for Hank to go up against. “For me, when approaching Hank, what I always like is for him to have a worthy adversary. He’s kind of a malcontent so he’s always arguing people. When he’s arguing with people that can’t argue back or aren’t strong adversaries, I see it as bullying and I don’t like it as much. When he has somebody like the self-help guru in the second year, things like that I like very much because he’s actually fighting for something rather than just destroying things.”

Hank’s sexual escapades have to get more and more outrageous every year. When the show starts with a woman punching him in the face mid-coitus, and Hank vomiting on an expensive painting, it’s hard for the writers to top themselves.

“It’s tough,” Duchovny said. “It’s hard. There’s only so much puke, you know.”

Californication enters its fourth season this year with no signs of slowing down. Duchovny was a regular on Fox’s The X-Files for nine years and still guest starred in the final two. He’s game to continue Californication as long as it takes.

“It’s such a pleasure to do because it’s almost like a vacation. Especially now that I’m living in New York, I get to come out here and shoot it for three months. Unlike an X-Files, it’s not a 10 ½ month schedule so I really like doing it. I think it’ll get cancelled before I get tired of it. Cable doesn’t have to go that long because the economics of it are different from free TV. I would hope six, six seasons, 12 each, 12 episodes per season.”

Maybe Hank could even take a trip to New York one year. “I would love that because then I could work out of home but it’s hard to imagine a show called Californication. Unfortunately, because of the logistics of shooting a 12 episode season, I think if you’re shooting 25, you could shoot four in New York and have a little thing in New York, like The Brady Bunch went to Hawaii. When you’re only 12, you pretty much have to stay put.”

Californication goes back into production April 19, with a season premiere anticipated for September on Showtime.

Source: Hollywood News

Twice the Californication

FROM TODAYONLINE: DAVID Duchovny is mildly shocked that there will be so much rampant Californication going on in family-friendly Singapore. Starting tonight, we get to enjoy a double dose of his famously naughty Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning show.

Fans will be eager to herald the return of Californication’s latest season to FX and to discover more of the challenges that face disillusioned writer Hank Moody, who is constantly just out of reach of the woman he loves, and hopes constantly that one more bottle of beer and one more one-night-stand really couldn’t make things any worse.

This season, Hank becomes a teacher at a college, which means he’s surrounded by impressionable young girls eager to score an “A” for effort.

“Wait a minute,” you’re thinking. “A show about sex, drugs and alcohol on free-to-air TV?” Don’t worry, we’re sure the censors have gone snippety-snip accordingly. Besides, Duchovny himself is eager to play down the racy aspects of the show, calling it “good clean fun”.


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