Gillian Anderson on ’90s strife with David Duchovny: ‘it’s very moist in Vancouver’

Premiere of 'The X-Files'
These are photos from the X Files premiere, and if Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny look really familiar with each other, that’s because they’re probably boning. That’s my theory at least and while I realize it sounds like fan fiction I’m sticking with it. Anderson and Duchovny were on Jimmy Kimmel earlier this week, and I was surprised at how flirty and touchy-feely they were with each other. Part of that could have been nervousness – at one point Duchovny quipped “maybe we should have done the pre-interview.” It seemed like they had no idea what the other one was about to say, which made Anderson get really giggly and embarrassed when she inadvertently dropped a suggestive line. Plus they did a bit ahead of time where they had to make out. I swear something is going on between them though. I also have to stay they both look incredible. Anderson is 47 and Duchovny is 55 and it’s like they’re hotter now than they were in the 90s. Anyway they had a lot of funny lines on Kimmel and here’s the part where Anderson claimed they didn’t get along because she needed to get her hair done between takes:

David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson during an appearance on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

On why they didn’t get along on set in the 90s
Anderson: “I wondered this for a long time… We shot in Vancouver and it’s very moist in Vancouver.” [laughs, grabs onto Duchovny]

Duchovny: “let me just say I have no idea where it’s going… I would finish the story if I had any idea… I would like to know where the moistness…”

Anderson: “My hair gets very frizzy… It takes forever. Between every single take, they’d have to stand there and blow-dry my hair again and things take a long time.”

Duchovny: “And I got pissed at that?” Duchovny asked.

Anderson: “Well, I think it added to the tension. The fact I took so long—is that anything to do with it?”

Duchovny: “Kind of makes me sound like an a–hole.”

[via E! Online]

They are super flirty with each other and it’s like the dam finally broke after decades of on and off-screen tension. You know that Duchovny would be into it especially. That’s the fan girl in me talking, because it would make me so happy to see Scully and Mulder together in real life, even though it would be a mess.

X-Files is coming back on January 24th. Initial reviews are not positive, but f*k them. Here’s the first minute of the show, which was just released.

Here are the videos! The first one is a skit they did as their X-Files characters with a new agent, played by Kimmel, showing them the technology they’ve missed since the 90s. At the end he tells them to have sex already. I thought their characters already got it on towards the end of the series, especially considering how they acted on the finale when Mulder was in jail or imprisoned, (I don’t remember the circumstances exactly but they kissed and talked about the son they lost, which may or may not have been conceived naturally), but if they did hook up on X-Files it was never explicitly shown.

Here’s the “moist” video. I don’t want to oversell it but if you’re a fan you should watch it.

This last one has a clip from the show:

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  1. Pinky says:

    This was an amazing interview. They sure do seem to get along now! I’m just saying….

    Can’t wait for next week!

  2. H says:

    They are so boning. I believed they used to hookup during first season of XF, but the flirtyness now? So cute.

    • GreenieWeenie says:

      EXACTLY what went thru my head: those two have totally boned.

      • Naya says:

        I must be blind. All I see is people who have a very public difficult history that they are attempting to grow out of and are over compensating for it with a lot of touchy feely stuff. Hell, the fact that Kimmel was allowed to ask about their old beef tells me they are at the very least encouraged to sell it as “water under the bridge” and are probably just over selling it.

        Gillian is a queen. Yes, I do have a heart made of ice. I’ll see myself out.

    • extracookie says:

      @Naya I completely agree. It’s over the top. They were forced to watch When Harry Met Sally 24/7 as prep work

      • H says:

        Gillian is always a giggly mess, look at the Hannibal outtakes. I’m pleased that whatever differences DD and GA had in the past are gone. They’ve been friendly since the last XF movie and she did show up at David’s concert in NYC – he has a “band” – to support him.

        While it would be nice if they were actually a couple, it’s cute to see a Hollywood acting team have real life chemistry unlike a few I could mention (Amber Heard/Channing Tatum).

  3. Redd says:

    There was a blind item about them being in a relationship (secretly) a few years ago. I was skeptical, but now I’m wondering!

    • FLORC says:

      BI are hilariously incorrect.
      Maria T. below has it right. You choose to believe because you want it to be right. Not because it is 😉

  4. TQB says:

    You will never convince me they are not happening, and have been happening, for years. NEVER NEVER NEVER.

  5. mia girl says:

    This entire post: story, pictures, videos and boning theory were just the ray of sunshine I needed this morning. Can’t wait for these six episodes!

    Mulder + Scully = 4Eva

  6. Maria T. says:

    There’s an old blind item or rumor or something that claims they have been boning for years, even lived together on the hush hush and that her youngest child is actually his.

    I choose to believe.

  7. AG-UK says:

    Love them cannot wait. Was such a big X Files fan never missed an episode. I can hear the music now.

  8. Hejhej says:

    I LOVE these two together, both on and off screen <3

  9. Zip says:

    I love them and that “moist” part is hilarious!

  10. Teatimeiscoming says:

    He lost that awful bloat he gained during Californication, thank goodness.
    She can do no wrong. I love her in al the projects I’ve seen her in.

  11. Happy21 says:

    LOVE them together or separate. They are a lot of fun and seem so chill now compared to back in the 90’s.

    I cannot wait for the X-Files comeback. So much so that I may not even be able to sleep the night before. I watched it during its original run and then went back and binge watched all of it and the movies a few years ago. So so stoked!!

  12. Mrs. Darcy says:

    They have natural chemistry and seem like old friends (who probably bonked), but their complete ease with each other makes me think it’s in the past. It’s flirtatious but it’s totally natural, no tension. I tend to think they know to lay it on for the fans, and that if they were a couple they’d be less obvious about it (just my two cents, I could be totally wrong, they definitely have amazing chemistry on and off screen whatever the case).

    • frivolity says:

      Agreed. I think part of the flirtatiousness is to drum up business for the show … and it’s working.

  13. SamiHami says:

    I’ve been binge watching the original series in preparation for the new one. I can’t wait! It’s been so much fun rewatching them…and now so many of the guests on the show are now famous (or at least reasonably well known), so it’s fun seeing them so young.


  14. FLORC says:

    That sound like a euphemism to anyone else?

  15. Miss M says:

    They were flirty with each other at x-files panel in the NYComic con 2013.

  16. Ginger says:

    Yes! Make my X Files dreams come true!! I hope they are boning.

  17. Paige says:

    I love them. I don’t think they are boning now, but I will bet they have done so in the past. I’ve enjoyed the X-Files and their latest projects, The Fall and Aquarius. I am so hyped for the revival. I’ve been waiting since it was announced last year. David and Gillian are always flirty and touchy feely when they are together. They were the same way when they did an an interview for Comic Con and Paley nearly three years ago. The Jimmy Kimmel interview and skit were amazing! I haven’t laughed this hard at a late night special in a long time.

  18. elle says:

    why would we wish Duchovny on anyone?

  19. Jeanne says:

    These clips made my week. Love!!!

  20. Lilalis says:

    I will definitely watch and hope it doesn’t suck. I loved the old series.

    On another note, I really need to know what GA is doing, she looks amazing!

  21. Sassy says:

    I soooo hope they’re boning! They both look GREAT and great together!

  22. Maca says:

    Gillian looks amazing and will always be Scully to me. David looks old and weathered. Maybe they ARE boning but maybe it’s just the flush of nostalgia and of getting back to such a cult show. The show annoyed me though. Never any real answers.

  23. cat says:

    I think over the years they have become closer. Not long after the series ended, Gillian encouraged her fans to support a movie David wrote and directed. She went to see his new play, in New York. Professionally they seem to respect and encourage each other.

    They probably don’t have much in common, but they have know each other for decades. Even during the tense years, they were flirty. Judging their tweets to each other they have kept in touch over the years and are friendly.

  24. raincoaster says:

    Well, it IS very moist in Vancouver. Duchovny complained about the rain in interviews and there was a movement to ban him from the city, but of course it went nowhere. So he’s hypersensitive to those kinds of remarks.

    But I KNOW Anderson was moist in Vancouver because I watched her try to pick up a barista at Starbucks one evening.

  25. BadAssCompass says:

    aah <3 so much OTP 😀 but I don't think they're messing around, though they probably did do something in the past, it's very reminiscent of chemistry I have with a certain friend, back in the days we used to hang more often people used to randomly approach us and ask questions about our status and similar odd things, but we never really hooked up and so that almost thing remained but the tension vanished and we're just good buddies now who keep in touch couple of times a year. I can imagine something like that with David and Gillian.
    I'm not feeling these new XF clips as much as I want to 🙁