David Duchovny recently revealed that reading the script for “The X-Files” reboot made him cry.
The star, alongside his fellow “X-Files” cast member, Gillian Anderson, are set to reprise their roles in the what was one of the longest running science fiction shows on television.
“I got the first script this morning,” the 54-year-old actor shared in an interview with Entertainment Weekly .
“I just read it about an hour ago and I started crying reading the first page.” “It was just so strange to see the names on the page,” Duchovny continued.
“It had nothing to do with the script itself.” “It was just like, I’d been talking about this for a long time,” he added.
“We’d been planning it for a long time.
It took a long time to get all the people in the same place and get the deal with Fox.” The actor went on to reveal that he planned to use the emotions that have been stirred in him, in once again portraying of FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder.
“So let’s say two years we’ve been talking about doing it,” he explained.
“Now it’s the fun part.
Now we actually get to do it.
That was nice and strangely emotional for me, and I’ll have to figure out how to use that [in the performance].” But the “Californication” actor was tightlipped about the contents of the script itself.
“I can tell you absolutely nothing-and it’s fantastic,” Duchovny said.
“Even though there’s only six [episodes], there will be a mix,” he said. “It’s not really “The X-Files” without the mythology.” The actor also hinted that he would be open to doing more episodes, beyond the six that Fox has greenlighted for this “X-Files” reboot.
“I would be open to doing another cycle,” Duchovny admitted. “I don’t know that I could do a 20-episode version of this show at this point in my life, and I don’t know that Gillian could.” “But I think everybody is open ended on what happens after this,” he concluded.
“Certainly, we didn’t bring it back with the idea of ending it.”