Some of Gillian Anderson’s favorite memories from the X-Files.
- Directing “all things” - Singing Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog to Mulder in Detour. - Shooting “Triangle” - Shooting the kiss/bee scene in the movie - Shooting the scene where Mulder shows Scully how to hit a baseball in “The Unnatural” - Shooting “Bad Blood” but especially the autopsy scene. - Shooting the graveside scene in the pilot in forced freezing rain at some ungodly hour in the morning and trying to remember my name let alone whole paragraphs of dialogue. - Shooting Scully and Mulder’s final kiss scene at the end of “Existence” - Shooting the dance sequence at the end of “The Post-Modern Prometheus” - Shooting the scene where Scully’s stomach is pumped with air in an abduction sequence and trying not to reveal that it was actually a pregnant belly being shot. I’ll have to show that scene to Piper one of these years.
“I think that… maybe the problem is… I mean, I don’t have any regrets whatsoever, because any regret would mean that I wish that I hadn’t done the series [“The X-Files”] or had Piper [her first child], but I guess if I were able to talk to my younger self, I might have wished for a little bit more consciousness. And I wish I had known that I had choice. Not choice in terms of whether or not I had the baby. I just think there were a few times in my life when I could have said no, or I could have stepped back. But I always just went whichever way the wind blew me.”