“People generally treat me like I’m very intelligent and really, I’m much less intelligent than she is. Scully is insanely intelligent.”
“I can tell you what’s not in the film is a blast. After we did six or seven takes, I said, ‘Cut, print. Got it. Thank you very much.’ They said, “No, we’d like to go one more time.’ So they started the scene. And they got right into the drama, coming closer and closer. And then tongues came out. And then they slapped up against the wall. She drove him up against the wall. Oh, it was fabulous. And they did it again, because the cameraman goofed.” - Rob Bowman about the hallway scene in the X Files: Fight The Future. (According to David and Gillian, they were just “playing around”).
Sometimes I think about how to explain this to someone outside the fandom. “Oh, that’s from the movie. Oh, well, but they don’t actually kiss in the movie. They almost kiss, but they don’t really. No, this wasn’t an outtake; they were never going to kiss. Yeah, they just, uh, decided to uh, kiss, I guess. Uh, I don’t know why. No, they definitely did it on purpose so it would be filmed. Yeah, they actually went out of frame one time so they did it another time so it would get on camera. No, no, it wasn’t in the script. No, it wasn’t an improv for the scene; it was never going to be in the movie. No, no, they’re not a couple. Yeah, he’d actually gotten married like, two weeks before or something. Actually, they weren’t even getting along that great at this time, I don’t think. In fact, uh, I think this period was just about the nadir of their relationship, actually, as far as I know. They just, uh, I don’t know. There’s a whole — How long do you have?”