time for these again
As much as I would like a continuation of the X-Files or a third movie, there is literally no reason to create false or misleading rumors. Just stop.
The Mulder/Scully idea was always in my mind and I wanted to flip the gender types, the stereotypes that we have. I wanted Mulder, the male, to be the believer the intiuiter, and I wanted Scully to be the skeptic - the one which is usually the traditional male role.
David Duchovny was an early favorite and he was a pretty easy person to cast. He fit the character that I had written very well and played it with a real, well he underplayed it is what he did and I think that was what won him the part. Also he has a tremendous amount of personal magnetism and sex appeal.
Gillian Anderson was a little more difficult, actually a lot more difficult. She didn’t have the obvious qualities that Network Executives have come to associate with hit shows. But she was a terrific actress and she came in and read the part with a seriousness and an intensity that I knew the Scully character had to have, and I knew as soon as she read it that she was the right person for the part.
a madness shared by two