Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny may have had their differences in the past, but as Fox eyes another season of the revival, the X-Files stars have patched the potholes in their long road of friendship.
After nine seasons, the infamous costars we're oft rumored to be at odds. When Mulder (Duchovny) and Scully (Anderson) reunited last January, however, the tension seemed to have disappeared as thoroughly as a UFO. Now that it's starting to look as if an 11th season is in the cards, Anderson has opened up about the costars' former feud.
"We were shoved down each other's throats for nine months a year," Anderson said at Salt Lake Comic Con FanX over the weekend. "So it was as if we were siblings. Shit happens. And then we grow up, I guess."
Like any pair of actors looking to make a long-term partnership work, Anderson and Duchovny quickly realized work would be a lot easier if they put their differences aside.
"I think [we realized] that actually, during that period of time, we were essentially the only people who might have understood whatever it was that we likely were going through at the time," Anderson explained. "And [we began to think], 'Hey, wouldn't it be nice if we got along?' I don't know whether literally that thought occurred to either of us. It was more just nostalgia of the time - and fondness, growing and maturity."
After the events of "My Struggle II," fans are dying to see Mulder and Scully take to the screen once more. Luckily, series creator Chris Carter believes season 11 is in the cards.
"I can tell you this: Fox owns this show. I can't imagine, with the ratings that we've got and the way we ended this season, that there won't be more X-Files," Carter told TV Line.
Here's hoping Anderson and Duchovny can keep the piece for another six episodes.