After years of playing spooky Agent Fox Mulder on TV's "The X-Files" and in two big-screen "X-Files" movies, it's only natural that David Duchovny wants to lighten the mood a little bit. The 52-year-old actor won a Golden Globe for his hilarious role as troubled novelist and unrepentant ladies' man Hank Moody on Showtime's "Californication," the sixth season of which is scheduled to air in January. Now Duchovny appears on the big screen in the quirky comedy "Goats" as Goat Man — a chill, perma-stoned wild man of the desert who has inadvertently become the father figure to the son (Graham Phillips) of the hippie (Vera Farmiga) whose garden he's been tending for years.
We sat down with Duchovny as he waxed philosophical about nature vs. technology, the legalization of marijuana, the future of "The X-Files" and why getting to play guitar with Marilyn Manson was a high point of his life.
Did you base anything about Goat Man on a real person? He's an amalgamation of many things, personally. Chris [Neil], the "Goats" director, had an actual Goat Man in his past as a kid — a father-figure type, goat-herding person in the desert. But Chris didn't write "Goats," which is the coincidence. So did Mark Poirier, who wrote the book and screenplay. Chris had pictures of his actual Goat Man, which was helpful for me. Once I got the look, I had the key.
You had to handle a lot of goats in "Goats." Were there any goatastrophes on the set? I wish I had known that word! Goats a ... [Continua a leggere]