LOS ANGELES—David Duchovny must be weary of answering questions on the status of the third “The X Files” movie. Still, he answered with his boyish smile in our recent chat, “As I’ve said many times, I’m always willing to do it. I know Gillian (Anderson) is, too. Gillian is about to come here and do a Rand Ravich drama on NBC. So, that can only help—Gillian being high-profile here again. And Chris (Carter, ‘The X-Files’ creator) is around. We all love Chris and think he’s brilliant, so…” Despite his commitment to his TV s ... [Continua a leggere]
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A mysterious missing-submarine episode from the height of the Cold War comes alive in "Phantom"
Am I seriously nominating an old-school, low-budget submarine thriller, with Ed Harris and David Duchovny playing Russians, as my favorite movie of the week? I know it’s a little eccentric, but sure I am. For one thing, I’ve already aired my objections to Park Chan-wook’s unintentionally campy Goth-drama “Stoker,” which is no doubt a better film on various technical and theoretical levels but also felt fundamentally empty. But even given its overly familiar story about a Soviet sub going rogue at a moment of heightened Cold War tension, writer-director Todd Robins ... [Continua a leggere]
You don’t need to sneak your way into the ancient “X Files.” David Duchovny is an open book when you ask him a highly personal question: Why is it that the gossip always had him feuding with his TV co-star Gillian Anderson? “You tell me why,” Duchovny says with a laugh during a phone interview from his New York home. “We’re great friends. In fact, last year the tabloids had us living together, so maybe we turned the corner. “Some guy passed me on the streets the other day and actually said, ‘Is it true? Are you living with Gillian?&rsquo ... [Continua a leggere]
HOLLYWOOD—It’s been a long day of interviews for David Duchovny, but the former “X-Files” and current “Californication” star sees the light at the end of the tunnel. Just two more interviews…and then it’s time for a whole new round of questions on the red carpet for the premiere of his latest movie “Phantom,” a based-on-true-events story about a decades old incident involving a Russian nuclear sub that nearly set off World War III. The divorced actor—he previously was married to actress Tea Leoni with whom he has two children& ... [Continua a leggere]
What was it about the screenplay that drew you to this project? I think it was the intrigue of the story, the thriller aspect of it. You don’t really know what’s going on. I had to read it three or four times. Who is trying to do what? What does the Phantom do? What is my operation? What is their operation? It was fascinating to see how Todd [writer, director] worked it out. Some people might view your character as a villain? He is kind of a KGB operative. His mission is pretty much to destroy half of the world. There has to be some kind of psychological process going on ... [Continua a leggere]