We have a successful working relationship and that’s the best way to go about this job,” he told Mr. Movieline asked if they had any relationship off-set: “Not really,” he said.
“We’re friendly.” The Internet is filled with similar quotes that have been dissected over time.
When the show originally aired from 1993 to 2002, some fans felt so strongly that paranormal investigators Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) should date that it’s believed to have coined the popular Internet phrase “shipping,” which means you root for two characters to end up together.
He explained: "At times we were nuts with one another, where she [Anderson] was acting crazy or I was acting crazy, or we were both acting crazy."But the thing about being crazy is you don't know you're crazy.
I look back now and say, ‘Oh, I was a little nuts.' And I think Gillian would say the same. We get it, and forgive."The X-Files returned to a mixed reception from critics and fans but bumper ratings, with a hefty 3.35 million tuning in last Monday night.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson kissed in public!
David Duchovny and his X-Files co-star Gillian Anderson’s relationship has been Hollywood’s worst kept secret.