David Duchovny Watches Mulder/Scully Shipper Videos, Finds Them "Moving"

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 - 2:27PM
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 - 2:27PM
David Duchovny Watches Mulder/Scully Shipper Videos, Finds Them "Moving"
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If you're a Mulder/Scully shipper and you've taken the many, many hours it takes to make a fan video (not that I would know or anything), none other than David Duchovny may have rewarded your hard work. According to a new interview, Duchovny has watched Mulder/Scully shipper vids on YouTube, and was actually moved by them.


Opening quote
"For some reason, I got diverted on YouTube to some fan compilations putting Mulder-Scully stuff with songs," Duchovny said in an interview with TV Guide. "I was watching a couple of these and I was like, 'Man, these are really moving!'

"I kind of got it for a second, but it was more like an appreciation of how it's appreciated. Because honestly, we're going to sit here and get asked this question all day long for the rest of our lives and we don't have a f—-ing clue. We're just doing it."
Closing quote

The video doesn't extend to the question being asked, but I assume that he was asked if Mulder and Scully would get back together in the revival? Either way, it's great to know that he's as big a Mulder/Scully shipper as the rest of us.

This isn't the first time Duchovny has spoken about getting emotional in response to shipper videos; in 2008, Duchovny told LA Times that while filming I Want to Believe, co-creator Frank Spotnitz called Duchovny over to his laptop on set to watch a fan video set to "When She Loved Me by Sarah MacLachlan.

Opening quote
"It was intensely romantic and it almost brought tears to my eyes," Duchovny said. "It really did. And it reminded me that we have at the core of 'The X-Files' this very powerful relationship. We have to honor that and not shy away from the sentimentality of the fans or of the relationship itself. When we were doing the show, Gillian [Anderson] and I had got tired of it. And we wanted to be ourselves outside of it. I remember struggling. But now I think, 'God, what a great love affair.'"
Closing quote

I'm not sure if this is the right video, because it was uploaded in 2009, but this is the only Mulder/Scully video I could find that used that song:



And here are a couple of others, just for good measure:



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