BTS: Both David and Gillian wrote and directed some of Mulder and Scully’s most romantic moments. Frank Spotnitz: Yes. BTS: Did this happen just for a case or they were guided by someone in the writing process? Frank Spotnitz:
You mean, why there are these moments in their episodes they wrote and directed? BTS: Yes, it’s a funny coincidence. Frank Spotnitz:
That’s because it’s not a coincidence. I think it’s because they probably understood better than anybody else the power of that chemistry. BTS: Like in the baseball scene…
Frank Spotnitz:Yes. Absolutely. That’s so David.
BTS: … or the teaser in “All Things”… you were evil, by the way…
Yes. He knew how… what that choice was… the whole intimacy of that, he’s so tall and she’s so small, his arms around her… and I think actors like David and Gillian are so smart, they understand so many things, whether they said them or not, they do, it shows it in their performance so… it was not a surprise to me when they wrote and directed… their touches
… because I think they knew that’s the most powerful… that’s the secret in “The X-Files” that people only realized… I don’t think anybody knew at the beginning, what the secret was, the power of that relationship between those two characters. I mean, obviously, Chris Carter knew it was important, but I don’t think he realized it. It was like magic that happened between those two actors and those two characters, and it became what the show was about. More than anything else it’s about those two people.
BTS: … and their journey. Frank Spotnitz:
Yes, and their journey. That’s right.
“the court of dreams. the people who knew that there was a price, and one worth paying, for that dream. the bastard-born warriors, the illyrian half breed, the monster trapped in a beautiful body, the dreamer born into a court of nightmares… and the huntress with an artist’s soul.”