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I'd just spent a few hours listening Gillian Anderson film a scene on THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE
. Sadly all I could hear were loud footsteps and a slammed door (which Anderson would later say was just an accident). I thought for sure I could get her to spill the beans. While slightly more forthcoming than her counterparts, Anderson stopped short of telling me exactly what she was doing back there. (Lucky for you, I later was able to sneak a peek at that very scene - more on that to come at a later day...)
Anderson looked as beautiful as ever, years after she was one of the most adored women in the land of fanboys. She was also surprisingly warm, funny and vulgar (she dropped more f*cks than the rest of the cast and crew combined). Here's what she had to say about returning to play Dana Scully after all these years...
Why come back to this after all this time?
Well, I did. And I did. But I think that, ah, I’ve always made it clear no matter what’s been rumored at various times in the press that were we to come together or were somebody to get it together in order to do a film, I would be happy and willing and hopefully able to participate. And, ah, I just assumed it would be a matter of time. There were a few times there when it looked like it might not happen. But you know there were many times there where I thought even when people were saying it was going to happen I didn’t believe it was going to happen. But I was always on board. No matter what else I was deciding to do in my life at the time. So…
What’s it like to come back to THE X-FILES? Is it familiar or does it seem strange to be stepping back into these shoes that you left so many years ago?
You know, I was really, um, not so much cocky about it but I was really confident that it would be really easy. You know, on the first day. And I, I wasn’t afraid at all. I usually am terrified before I start something for the first couple of days, I get really -- and it sucked! It was horrible. I had a really, really hard first couple of days. I think part of that was that I’ve spent such a long time trying not to do anything that even remotely resembled Scully. Or at least you know while I’m working. If there’s something, a gesture or a way, whether I’m successful or not I don’t know. But at least in my mind I’m thinking that I’ve been pushing it away for such a long time that while I was doing it to bring it back, my brain was going, ‘no! No!’ This wasn’t supposed to be happening. And also we happened to start on the worst possible scene that we could have started with, it was probably one of my most difficult days.
It was a confrontation scene. So I hadn’t been like normal, flat-line Scully. No! I didn’t mean flat-line. No, I didn’t mean that but [laughs] that’s funny. I hadn’t even been normal Scully before I had to be upset Scully.
Do you approach her differently? Has she changed a lot?
I don’t think she has. What’s been important is not have her change a lot. You know that it’s been finding who she is again. You know, um, it’s, ah, I think it’s important to show somebody that’s recognizable to the audience, who’s used to that. But you know obviously there’s a maturity that’s taken place naturally. To hold that and to use that fact to inform how she might be, you know, in this present state.
Are there some references to what happened to her in the last five years?
Not really. I think that it becomes a given. There’s something that’s said at one point about the choices that she’s made. Which kinda covers that, yeah.
What’s behind your willingness to come back to this? Did you not want to be the one to say no and it fell apart?
No! You know I thought if it was enough of a period of time. It was a, a formidable experience for all of us. Even at the times, you know at various times I was very outspoken about the challenges of it, it was still something that I wouldn’t have changed even at the time. Well, that’s not true [laughs]. But in retrospect certainly I wouldn’t have changed for the world. I was always aware that this was something unique and valuable and precious and doesn’t happen very often. We were all incredibly lucky. And even despite my frustration at the hours and the exhaustion and all that kind of stuff, I’ve always been grateful on some level. And the idea of us all coming back together again, um, has always been exciting. Even at the very end I knew it would be at least a couple of years. And I had to trust that even after two years I’d think, ‘this is a good idea.’
You didn’t want to be defined as Scully for your whole career?
Well, I think in certain ways sometimes I still am. When people, producers or whatever, you know, see my work, sometimes they go, “Oh! She can act!” You know [laughs], there’s nothing much I can do about that. But all I can do is, one, you know, try and challenge myself. And also continue to try and challenge the minds of people who want to put me in a box.
What do you love about the character and why do you think she has resonated with the public?
well, I mean at the beginning, ah, ah, I guess in looking back, it’s almost like there’s, as well all know, we all know the history of fox being dubious about hiring me and all that kind of stuff, and you know this redhead. You know it’s almost like Scully’s always been, at the beginning she was like this little engine that could [laughs]. She was almost like feisty, fiery, intelligent, um, you know, buster of everything. And you know I think that that was strangely appealing to people. You know, it was just so different from what people had seen at the time. And the show was appealing to so many different kinds of people on so many different levels. And I don’t know whether that’s still appealing I mean in the old days there’s been so much that’s tried to emulate that, that’s tried to copy that over time, we’ll see with box-office if people care. These were great in the context of the series. But maybe next to Julianne Moore or whatever, it’s like “eh…” Who knows?
She was a powerful woman, an intelligent woman.
Yeah, absolutely. I think that was primarily Chris [Carter]. He was determined at the beginning to keep Scully, ah, that way. There were times at the beginning, I’d done so little work on camera before, I’d only done theater, so I wanted to have the – it was almost like at the beginning I was in a rehearsal for a play. But the second day I came to work was kind of different. So the second day I remember crying once when I was holding a gun. And I got this phone call [smiles and yells], "Scully wouldn’t cry!" He didn’t yell like that. But I really had to be molded and reminded, you know, just who this person is. And you know eventually I got it. And she developed and we all grew together.
Yeah, I think that was, that her resilience and her strength and her intelligence and her determination and everything was fortunately appealing for lots of young women. And you know I still get – you know there’s a whole new group, I don’t know, I don’t pay attention [a laugh] but apparently there’s a whole new group of people who are discovering the show in reruns for the first time. Which is awesome. I don’t really get letters but if anything comes through to me, it’s from grandmothers to four-year-olds. Which is really cool. And I think I over time as – I’m rambling now – get some….. You know it’s easy talking to Chris or David to get very melancholy and wistful. And when I see stuff, when somebody sends something, you know, something that somebody’s put together, moments of Mulder and Scully. We were watching something, actually I pulled something on YouTube, and, um, we kissed a lot in the series! I just remember how everyone was complaining how there was no – and there were millions of kisses! I didn’t remember kissing so much.
Is there some of that in the movie?
Like I’m going to answer that question!
Is the intimate relationship between Mulder and Scully more important in this movie?
Um, oh, I don’t know. I think that’s what’s remarkable – and I find it more remarkable today after working with many other actors – just what kind of, um, energy there is between [us]. You know it just kind of happened. Weird. And I don’t know why this chemistry. Yeah. It’s cool now, once I’ve seen things in the past and gone, ‘where the fuck did that come from?’ It’s still there and of course that’s going to be appealing to people. I now see what the appeal is. In the old days I was, ‘yeah, so what? Yeah we get along. There’s chemistry.’ I was just using that word and now I see, you know, there really was and there still is and I think that’ll always be there.
How much easier is it working David again now that you’re not on top of each other for 16 hours a day?
It’s great. It was great then too. It’s all – it’s just like a sibling relationship. You know. And I never had siblings. I had brothers and sisters that started when I was 13 so I was out of the house and didn’t have that experience. There was always this natural love-hate – hate’s too big a word – but you know what I mean? There was always something. Whether it was us coming together or us keeping our distance, whatever it is it’s just a natural relationship. In the history, over a period of time. And I think that now we’ve grown up and we’re older and, um, I think we’re more appreciative of, um, the relationship period. And the unique experience that we had together. And we have an opportunity to continue that and foster it and, you know, we’ve always loved each other and we’re always going to be at battle sometimes. It’s just, you know --
Scully started out as a skeptic and later became the believer to the new characters. Are you going back to the skeptic/believer relationship?
I think we have to. That’s part of one of the big premises of the film, the relationship and what makes the relationship work is this constant, you know, fight to be right in some way. I think no matter what film or what episode, you have to maintain an element of that. To make it interesting. This isn’t a love story. It can be and there are elements of that in the intimacy of the relationship and everything. But it’s that can’t be in the forefront. What is in the forefront in these two people’s minds and their passions and naturally they’re going to swing in the direction they’re built for. That’s going to cause tension between them and issues.
Were there things about being back on an “X-Files” set that took you back ten or 15 years ago?
Well, I was actually looking around on the set for more things than were there. At the beginning I was actually surprised that more things weren’t brought out of – somebody’s got to have them they’ve got to be in some storage space I’ve gotta surmise…
How comfortable are you now with this role that you once sought to distance yourself from?
Um, it feels, um, I feel very fortunate. You know. I think my desire to distance myself – you know I started when I was 24. I told them I was 27 – to get hired. But I was 24 and at the time, yeah. Somebody sent me an interview I did on I don’t know some cheesy TV station and I was so, just like so sure of myself. And the way that I was talking and everything. I think I had to surround myself with so many survival mechanisms to just survive. As a 24 year old to be thrown into that when all I’d done was a little bit of theater really was intense. People would say to me, in interviews, ‘what a whirlwind life you’ve had,’ and I didn’t even have enough of a perspective to be able to stand back and go, ‘yeah man!’ My response was like, ‘yeah.’ and I think, but in a sense to a detriment at times because I assumed that I should be able to deal with stuff, I should be able to just press on and buckle up and you know go on. To a disservice to myself. I can’t remember what your original question was [laughs]!
Survival and distancing yourself…
So I was just in it for such a long time that when it ended you know there was a part of me that one, didn’t want to see a set. I didn’t know if I was going to go back and ever be on a set again. It just got really intense. I didn’t do that much on my hiatuses. I did a couple of things but I didn’t really go after that. Between exhaustion and being a mom and stuff. I just wanted to do something different, for fuck’s sake. So I needed, I just really needed that. But I found a place again of appropriate perspective and great appreciation and gratitude for just being allowed and invited to such an extraordinary experience.
Because Chris fought for you in casting?
Fuck yeah! He’s the godfather to my first-born child!
Is it a relief to get away from that complex mythology and keeping track of –
Who kept track? Definitely the fans know so much more about the episodes than I did and what happened. I mean I practically forgot I had a baby when we started this which is really sad. I’m exaggerating a little bit but it’s kind of true.
What’s the biggest difference between Scully now and the last time we saw her?
I think she’s more relaxed. I think she’s made some choices in her life that have allowed her to do what she most wants to do. That’s mellowed her a bit. She hasn’t lost any of her determination and passion about things by any stretch. But she’s mellowed a bit.
Having done and survived "The X-Files" would you ever do another TV series?
I’ll never say never because things change so much over time. But it would have to be something pretty extraordinary to take that kind of time and move back to Los Angeles where it’s likely to be shot. But you know I’m 40 this year and I hope to still be working when I’m 60 so maybe as a 60-year-old I’ll come back and do a comedy for NBC or something.
Do you get to do any fun stuff like that in this film?
Fortunately David gets to do all of that [laughs]. I’m serious, I should feel really sorry for him. I do. There’ve been a few times when I’ve come to the set to do some dialogue where he’s been scaling cliffs and all that kind of stuff. So – did I say too much?
Do you feel that X-FILES can go on now, as a movie series?
I don’t know. I think that’s something that’s been discussed for a long time. It’s something that we have all been interested in. If we are able to do one that is, um, that can appeal to a mass audience and it’s, ah, successful, in the right ways. Um, that perhaps we might do another one after this. But that’s --
David Duchovny is not an easy interview. That's not to say he's a difficult or quiet actor in a Tommy Lee Jones kind of way. But he is one of the smartest people I've ever interviewed. Never flaunting his intelligence, you could just tell listening to his responses. And as a journalist, that keeps you on your toes. I expected him to be more uncomfortable talking about his return to THE X-FILES after all these years but he was very zen about his return and the difficulties he had during the last years of the series. As far as secrets? Well you'll have to read on...
Does it feel like old times being here?
Well, that part's over. We've been at it about two and a half months now. So the first couple of weeks felt a little like déjà vu, but now it's just the business of making a movie. Now it's just another movie in a way.
We don't know much about the movie. What can you tell us?
I think the reasoning behind being mum about what's going on on the film, for Chris at least, is to give an audience an experience of surprise, which is so hard to do with trailers and obviously you guys have a job to do and it's hard to write anything if we're not saying anything. Um, but having said that, the themes are the same of what the show always was. The themes are about belief and faith and about the relationship between Mulder and Scully and how that's developed over the past four or five years the show's been off the air. As if they've been living, as we've all been living. They've not been stuck in time; I don't know if Chris mentioned that. But they've moved on in some fictional realm, just as we all have. And yet their issues remain the same.
I asked Frank before about why now make this movie, and he responded with a very business-like answer. Artistically, why now is it the right time for you?
I don't know. I felt always that, at any time it would have been fine. Whenever Chris was ready to come up with a script, whenever his burnout was over. As actors our burnout was probably a little shorter than his. I think he carried a heavier load, producing and writing and directing. I know it took me about a year to feel whole after the show was over. So after that point I was ready, and it was always my intention, my desire, that the show would continue on in movie form. It was never my intention when I wanted to leave the television series to sabotage the show in any way. It was, yes, ‘We've done all we can on television. Let's take this into movies, like we always said we would.’
So you see it as a series of X-Files movies maybe?
Yeah, I wouldn't see any reason to do it unless it were. It's a serial show by its nature. It starts as a television show which is a serial. The frame and the characters throw off an infinite number of stories and situations, it's a classic, archetypal relationship, with a believer and a nonbeliever, with this kind of unrequited love in the middle of it, and it all works. And that can work forever as long as your stories are good.
Mulder's not a changed person, six years later, being on the run?
Because you're so eager, you're so interested in the world changing and people changing--in my experience things don't change that much. People are who they are.
What has changed then?
You'll have to see. I mean, we, we are affected by things that happen. Does character change? In my life experience, character doesn't change? Yours?
How excited were you to get back into the character, to get back in this guy's skin again after all these years?
Well, I was very excited to do it, and then as the date approached nearer I started to wonder if I needed to work more, to kind of get back into that, and so there was a certain amount of fear because I had maybe changed. I'm going back on my word. That it would be hard to… Well, I think what happened is my facility and maybe my range or interests might have changed. I didn't change. And so, so this character might have represented a narrower box than the one I've been working in for the past four or five years since I left. So it was how to bring what I've learned in the last four or five years into this box. And you know what was interesting, last night, we just, they were on the YouTube and somebody pulled up just one of these homages to the show that has the song, like a romantic song, and then all these kisses between Gillian and I, and that was actually really helpful to me, to kind of feel the show again. Cuz it was kind of this overview, and it was very romantic and it was very sweet, and it was like, ‘Oh, I could watch that and then that would help me get into work. So maybe I'll do it.’ Whoever put that together, I thank them.
When you were doing the show, you became involved in writing scripts and co-writing scripts with Chris. Is there any input that you've had in the writing of this script?
No, not in the initial conception or the first writing of it, and hardly at all, because we kind of signed off on the script right as the writers' strike happened. So we had discussions about particular scenes and things we might try when we get there, but it's a tightly plotted thriller. In essence, there's very little… if you have a tightly plotted thriller, there's not a lot of rewriting that should be done, hopefully. If it's good, there's not a lot to do; the story drives forward. If you fuck around in the scenes, you're not going to drive the story forward. It's not really a form that tolerates improvisation, and it was well enough put together, when it was presented to me and Gillian, I thought there was really nothing to add in that way.
That said, rumor has it this goes for a more supernatural feel, back in the horror/scary--
What kind of relief was that for you to kind of break outside of the mythology--
Well, I liked the mythology stuff. I always liked it, actually, more when we were doing the show because it usually gave Mulder a kind of emotional stake, either through his sister or… he was personally involved in the episode and that was a relief and more fun for me as an actor to kind of approach. During the yearly grind of the show … so it was like, ‘Oh, I can understand this and I can chew this up a little bit,’ rather than just being a Law and Order procedural, ‘Did you do it? Did you do it? You didn't do it. This is my theory,’ and get out of there. So in a way, I think I had the opposite reaction, ‘Oh, I wish this was more about me.’ But in effect it's more about the show and it's more about establishing the parameters of the show, for those who don't know it, for those who've forgotten, and even for those who love it, they'll get that part of it as well. So if there is another one, and I hope there is, I think we would get into a story where more of the mythology (is explored), cuz I think that's the heart of the show. Ultimately.
You've directed a couple of episodes, you directed your own movie, how interested would you be if there was another X-Files movie in taking the helm of that?
Yeah, I'd be interested, but it's not, it's not in my wheelhouse to direct a big action film like this. I would feel out of my element, which is probably a good thing. So I wouldn't offer it to me. I might try to get it. I don't know… no, I think I'd stay away from this. I might be interested in directing an action film, but I don't think it would be wise for me to direct myself in an action film or to screw around with this actual franchise. I don't feel like I need to. I feel like there are other opportunities for me to direct and I have other interests. If it was like my only way into directing, then I might, but I don't think so. I mean, I think it would be fun and great, but I think there are better people for it.
A lot of actors who headline hit series worry about being typecast for the rest of their careers. Coming back into this, you apparently are comfortable enough with this that you're able to--
Well, you know what's interesting, I get asked questions by you guys -- the first question is, ‘Haven't people forgotten?’ And the second question is, ‘Well nobody's forgotten, aren't you typecast?’ So I don't know. I gave up a while ago worrying about the whole phenomenon of typecasting, once I realized that it happens across the board. It doesn't just happen in terms of television shows, so comedy actors get trapped in there and dramatic actors can't do comedy and all this stuff. People, even movie actors that have had long careers, have two or three roles that they get stopped for, unless you're Brando or-- there's only a couple that have done so much that it's hard to even yell something stupid at them on the street. So I don't. I don't worry about that, and I think what overcomes that is my kind of sense of love for the show and belief in its legitimacy as an interesting movie franchise with a lot to offer, the thriller aspect and the horror aspect, but also an intelligence and like I said, this great frame of a man and a woman, the believer and the nonbeliever. So I think all of those things make it a very kind of fertile area to move on in.
Can you speak about your character and why people love the character?
That's, that's more for you to figure out. I just think it was a very classic kind of contentious love relationship between Mulder and Scully, and investigative, if that's a word. And I think why I love Mulder is because first and foremost was always the truth of the case, and yet he wasn't he wasn't so single-minded that it was a drag. He was never a drag, which that kind of a character could have been. So I always liked that he was so narrow-minded in his pursuit. And I think that's attractive. I think people respect that in somebody, and I think that they also yearn for it. They yearn for a quest or a cause. I think he's a guy on a quest, (and) he will always be.
Is there still a sense of discovery and is there still a journey for you guys in productions like this when you're united with Gillian and Chris, or is it just like you guys are back together and everything's really easy and--
No, I think there's a real sense in which, we don't just want to kind of cash in on the past. We all want to do something new. We all want to make it good. We don't want to throw a piece of crap out there and have people go look at it just for nostalgia’s sake. So, I worry, and I wonder, ‘How did this guy change in the last five years?’ There's a certain like, when I started, there was a certain boyishness to the guy, which I don't feel I can play anymore, physically, (as it) looks stupid.
Just because you're older?
Well, yeah. I just think it's like watching a… it was like Mel Gibson's Hamlet. It was like, ‘Yeah, it was a good performance, but he was like 20 years too old.’ So it's like that. It's certain kinds of things energy-wise. Not just looks, but energy-wise. So how does this guy… how has he grow up a little bit? You wonder about that. How do you kind of… remaining the same guy, how do you ease him into a different stage in his life? So that's a creative endeavor. Certainly for Chris, being overwhelmed directing a big movie like this (is) very different from anything he's done.
Has your dialogue changed with Chris?
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. I have ways that I like to work and he has ways that he likes to work, and they're not always the same. And with respect and privately we deal with it. But that's a matter of getting older too, and being a professional. It happens privately and it's not a big deal. It's just like telling a lover, ‘That finger there. That wasn't great. I know a lot of people like it, but me personally? Not me. Just so you know. Someone else might love that.’ So I know how I like to work now, I know how I like the director's hands on me, (and) so I try to explain.
There was some exhaustion at the end of the series with the fans, that they were sort of depleted with it or whatever. Do you think the movie will bring those fans back into--
I don't know. I don't know. There were nine years of one hours. I can't think of another show that did that with the same cast, even though I wasn't in most of the ninth year. You look at any drama, any long-running drama, and they don’t run that long normally. Law and Order, it's like Menudo, you know? And ER's the same.
They change casts--
Yeah. So the exhaustion is mutual. But I would think that in the good will of trying to tell new stories, you ultimately reach farther and farther in all directions and probably by the 7th, 8th, and 9th years, the writers were forced to reach. And I think there are people, fans, journalists out there who kind of sit on that moment and wait for that sign of exhaustion or that sign of creative bankruptcy, which, has to come (and it comes) naturally. I can't imagine anybody that can do it for much more than eight or nine years, a show like this, that's idea-driven. It's not like, ‘Oh, we've got good jokes; you'll watch.’ It's not like a sitcom that can run for 12, 13 years. So if they were exhausted, I would think if they fell in love with the show for the premise and for the characters and for the execution and the writing, well, that's what we're back to. This is actually more of a story that we would have told in season three or four.
How scary does this movie get?
I think very.
When it gets good it gets scary, it's thrilling.
Right. I think it's scary. It's pretty dark. I mean, there's some nasty stuff going on.
Yeah. That's the funny thing. What was the first movie, PG-13?
Yeah. But there were episodes that bordered on near R some times. You did some fucked up shit.
Yeah, you would think. In a way, you could do more on TV. You could almost do R stuff, like some of those TV shows probably would have been getting close to an R. But I know the mission is to make a PG-13 film here, so I assume we will. But it's more the ideas behind it. What is Saw? Saw's R? Yeah. It should be X.
Would you say this is Saw? Is it Saw-like?
It has some danger in there. There's some twisted, weird… I said danger. No, there's no torture because there's always… to me Saw doesn't have a point. It's like a guy teaching somebody a lesson, right? Torturing them.
I just didn't know if it was a “Home” territory or something more--
Yeah, I think there's some of that. I don't know how much of it you'll see, but it's in the story. You'll come away with a, ‘Oh, so that was what they were doing?’ And ‘home’ is probably the most controversial show we ever made. I think it was pulled out of rotation and yet it's one of maybe four or five shows that, if someone wants to bring up a show with me, they'll bring that show up. So obviously people have enjoyed that part of the show also.
So much of the show was based on conspiracy theories. How about you personally? Is the truth out there? Are there conspiracies that we as the general public are not being kept up to speed on? Is there stuff out there the government is covering up in real life time, not X-Files time?
Yeah, I think that's pretty obvious, isn't it? I mean, there's nothing we don't know. It's obvious there's a lot of covering up going on, but I think it gets aired out pretty quickly. I don't think there's an alien conspiracy being covered up, but--
When the episodes of the old show come on, do you watch them or do you flee like hell.
I don't flee. You know, I don't seek them out. I'm not an appointment television watcher. I guess I'm a child of the 70s television watcher, which is I sit down in front of it and if something happens to be on I watch it. Therefore I leave myself open to sometimes watching an X-File because I'll be flipping around and I don't TiVo or anything… I'm really silly that way. So if something comes on, I won't watch it alone, but if I'm in bed with Tea and we're just going to sleep, maybe watching 10 minutes of TV before we go to sleep and it comes on, she'll say, ‘Oh, I've never seen that one,’ and I'll say, ‘Yes, you have,’ cuz I think she's seen them all. She says, ‘No, no, I've never seen this one,’ and I'll say, ‘You just forgot.’ And she'll say, ‘Oh yeah, I've seen this one.’ And then we'll turn it off.
What was your favorite “X-Files” episode?
I have a few. I probably have my top 10. I think some of Chris's are really terrific, like the black and white episode, and the one with Lily Tomlin. And the one on the boat. Darin Morgan's episodes were always great. ‘Jose Chung’ and like two or three others. Then some of Glen Morgan and Jim Wong's stuff was really scary, they had the best scary (episodes). Vince Gilligan kind of straddled scary and funny better than anybody. Like ‘Bad Blood’ was a great one, (with) Luke Wilson in it. That's a lot, I guess, a lot.
After more than a decade playing this guy, what do you like best about Mulder, doing it, and what's your most challenging thing?
Well, I think it is that kind of single-minded (nature), not taking no for an answer, just never giving up, just being a quest hero. It's not something we get to do in life. And it sometimes makes… it feels larger than life to go into the scene. And then the challenge always is to bring in the humanity, inside that. The one quest is to bring in the humor or to bring in side interests, to make the guy three-dimensional.
How does it feel to be back in Vancouver?
I've been back in Vancouver a few times since, working, so that kind of took away the reunion feel to it. I love Vancouver, so it's always good to come up here. I have a lot of friends up here. We worked up in Whistler for three weeks, and I'd never really been up there and that was just an amazing environment to work in. So aside from not being with my kids and my wife, I love being here.
There's so much secrecy surrounding this film. Is it because the fans are out there clamoring for every bit of information or is it the nature of the X-Files?
I think it's a little bit of both, but I think it's what I said first, which is Chris wants it to be a surprise. I think that the story, it being a thriller, if you go in knowing what the story is it's kind of not as interesting. So, he's hoping to keep that a secret as long as possible.