The actress talks about playing Dana Scully and people’s expectations from her character back when they started and in the upcoming series.
The X-Files is a cult hit sci-fi series that ran for nine seasons starting in 1993. Both of the main stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be reprising their roles as FBI Agents Mulder and Scully respectively.
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The show developed into dealing with alien abductions, government conspiracies, medical phenomenon and conspiracy to take over the world.
Show producer Carter tells Wired that they never labeled the show as sci-fi because it was really scientific. Mulder represented the believer on the show and Scully was the scientific skeptic.
Both the characters represented the real world out there. Gillian Anderson talks about her character differently. She says that she played Scully at a time when she had not done much in acting work and roles like Dana Scully, which were liberated and intelligent were but few.
She won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her performance in the sixth season for the character. The show gradually went down as their off-screen chemistry started to deteriorate.
The show ended in 2002 and ever since, both the actors have been engaged in other projects. Duchovny starred in the critically acclaimed Californication and Gillian Anderson’s recent projects involved her role in Hannibal.
Carter got both the characters and other main characters (mostly), to return for a short season consisting of six episodes. Gillian says that she is excited to return and if anyone asks about the past, she usually answers that that was that and this is now.
Carter says that the fans and audience should not get disheartened by the length of this season. The show will be high on all the things and elements that makes The X-Files such a fan favorite.
They should however anticipate that things are not going to be the same. They are going to be different as both the characters have moved on with time.
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The promo features Scully calling back Mulder for a case that has a monster in it and we get to see some iconic X-Files stuff in the brief look of what we can expect from the upcoming short season.