"Did you see when we won the Golden Globes?" asks hairdresser Malcolm Marrsden.
"Gillian stood up, and she was in an absolute daze. She just never expected it." Anderson agrees. "I had no clue about it. I just don’t get it. And ultimately, I think that’s good because it keeps my head small."
That may change. “The other day,” says David, “a production assistant came up behind me and said, ‘Robin Williams would like to meet you, David.’ And as I was turning, I said, ‘No, he wouldn’t.’ And he was standing right there. And he goes, ’ Oh, yes he would!’ So that was kind of funny. But you know, it is more satisfying to me to deal with the people who tried to help me a long time ago, who believed in me, who told me to just hang in there.”
Which is what Duchovny and Anderson are telling each other now. They have developed a sort of shorthand communication: few words, very focused, very relaxed. “They both have a quiet side,” says Bartley. “David can be very funny, very sharp. But mostly, he holds back and just watches and listens to the people around him. Gillian shows a little more emotion. She laughs just like a little girl. They are terrific together.”
I forgot that Robin Williams was a huge X-Files fan back in the day. I vaguely remember an article that mentioned it. But I could be wrong. Old timer Philes like me might be able to help me out with that? Anyway, I just remembered it. :) Thought I’d share this gem of an article of David being his pre-2013 self and other cringe worthy stuff.