It's a shame

anonymous asked:

You act like some wheelchair know it all and Olicity know it all. Do you have any right?

I’m in a wheelchair. You need to go educate yourself if you really think I don’t have a right to talk about my experiences in said wheelchair (my wheelchair’s name is Fred, by the way). 

I like talking about Olicity. I wasn’t aware there was some fancy degree from a fancy university that you could get on “Olicity Studies” that makes you an “Olicity Know It All” before you can ever dare talk about them. I’m good with words and I like talking about Olicity in my spare time. Bye.

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Are you good with, I mean, can you handle that stuff pretty well, at this point? Like are you good when things are going well?

GA: That’s a really good question. I think I’m better at it. I don’t think I used to be real good at it. You know, during – I was having this conversation last night… 

Um, you know, there was a period during The X-Files when it got attention and we started to win awards, and it was so – I didn’t know how to handle that, either. I didn’t know how to take in all the goodness. And so I just – like there are pictures of me with awards, like, the Golden Globe or the Emmy, where I look like I’m upset that I won an award! Like  I’m not happy, like, what’s wrong with her?  It was so– it was too- it was a LOT. And I didn’t know… 

And also because we were shooting in Vancouver, we were protected from a lot of – and it was before TMZ, before Twitter, before anything, right? So we were in this bubble, and then coming down for award show, award show, award show, win win win, and I, I did not know how to handle it. And even to the point where, I don’t know what the sequence of things were, but one year I ended up – and it actually might have been for the episode in season three, but I won the SAG, the Golden Globe, and the Emmy. And the last one, I realized that I hadn’t mentioned my family, and so I can’t remember which one it was, it might have been the SAGs, but I only talked about my family and didn’t talk about my reps or David or whatever – and there was an uproar, and I had to take out an ad in Variety or something, apologizing. But that’s where my brain– I , I, I’ve never KNOWN these things. 

And I have a tendency to be really inappropriate, and tell the truth, and run off at the mouth… and to say, just to say what the shit is. What the facts are. And either people go, “oh, that’s just Gillian,” or they go, “OH my GOD, can you BELIEVE she fucking DID THAT?” … So it was… it’s… it’s all good.

Good. Good. Were you and David, did you kind of share the experience of the success of the show, or did you guys kind of go off a little bit in your own corners?

GA: Well… it’s weird, cause we’ve talked about it since then, about the opportunity that we had to… you know, because we were the only two people who were going through the same thing at the same time. But I think that something had wedged itself in there at some point that kind of had us on different sides of the planet for a little while. So through a lot of that, we, we, there were moments where we were together in it, and a lot of where we were on, um, just not, just not. And it’s a shame. And we’ve talked about the fact, you know, in private and in public, about what a shame it was that we didn’t utilize that.

Nerdist podcast, Jan 12, 2015 (x)

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“It’s weird, cause we’ve talked about it since then, about the opportunity that we had to… you know, because we were the only two people who were going through the same thing at the same time. But I think that something had wedged itself in there at some point that kind of had us on different sides of the planet for a little while. So through a lot of that, we, we, there were moments where we were together in it, and a lot of where we were on, um, just not, just not. And it’s a shame. And we’ve talked about the fact, you know, in private and in public, about what a shame it was that we didn’t utilize that.”

Gillian Anderson, Nerdist podcast, Jan 2015