Gillian: "I think what makes the relationship between Mulder and Scully sexy is the respect that they have for one another. They don't manipulate or take advantage of one another. I'm sure that's very intriguing for the audience. Sometimes it feels like a relationship out of a 40's movie. It's that tension. We've done some incredibly intimate scenes that have nothing to do with sex. Beginnings of relationships are always the most exciting-- that period when you're courting and you get near each other and start breathing heavily. The hottest stuff is before you ever touch the other person. Or the first touch. So Mulder and Scully's first touch in an episode becomes more exciting."
Q: What's the secret for the heat between Mulder and Scully?
A: We have a kind of furtive understanding that it's me and her against the world. That's kind of sexy regardless of whether or not you want to f-- them all the time.
Q: Do you play it like Fox has impure thoughts about Scully?
A: No, what I tend to play it is that I always want to check with her. Whenever I hear something interesting, I'll look at her. That's sexy to people. I don't play it like Fox wants to f-- her. But there's tension between us whenever there's another woman around.
Gillian: It's amazing. You know what? We did the press junket this funny story. He said that he was at the screening. And he lost his wallet. And so, when he realized that, he went back in the screening room and found his wallet. It was missing some money. And he was missing his driver's license. So he called up the police station to report it. And he said he was talking to the police officer and the police officer was filling out a report. And he says -- the police officers says, "Okay, sir, what screening were you at?" He said, "'The X-files' screening." And he said, "wait a second. Do Mulder and Scully kiss?" He said, "Hang on a sec, that's not really important right now, I need to find my driver's license." And he's like, "No, no, I'm not going to tell you anything else unless you tell me whether Mulder and Scully kiss."
Gillian: From day one we've been talking about the fact that a romance between them just wouldn't work. I don't know if almost kissing in the movie will change that."
David: "If we slept together, the show would turn into thirtysomething. No one wants to hear us whining about picking up the kids and then suddenly say, 'You know what, honey? There are some genetic mutants I've noticed down the street. Let's go get 'em.' "
-Stuff For Men
(Q&A with DD/GA)
Q: I understand there's a kiss in the episode [Triangle]?
DD: Yeah, a big one.
GA: How would I describe that kiss? Umm... wet.
DD: (in background) It wasn't wet!
DD: There's no tongue involved, but there's a lot of something there.
David: I do not think that Mulder trusts any one other than Scully. He's very solitary. She is the only one who takes him seriously. I don't know if they're in love. In a way, their relationship is deeper than that, because they cannot live without each other. When I play a scene with Gillian Anderson, there are always little looks between us which mean 'what do you think about what's happening?' It's a little as if we have secrets between us. Everything is conveyed by communication beyond words. Perhaps, after all, you could interpret that as love. But from that to imagining Mulder and Scully as a couple? I don't think that's going to happen one day. The intrigue is so intense in episodes of The X-Files and the script so focused on the paranormal, that I have difficulty seeing Mulder and Scully hiding somewhere, waiting for the villains, talking about the problem of the lavatory seat being left up all the time. That's for Dynasty!"
David: "Romance wouldn't kill The X Files, but it would change it. I don't think our writers are particularly interested in writing relationship stuff. If they wanted that, they'd be working on Ally McBeal. "If I had a choice, I'd say don't have Mulder and Scully together because it takes the focus away from the quest. There are so many shows about a man and a woman. Ours is the only one about a guy trying to find aliens. That's the show's strength, so let's stay with that."
-Scottish Daily Record