Gillian Anderson: We were shooting on the side of the road and we were just about to roll. Or maybe we had started rolling and I looked to the side of the bushes and I thought ‘what’s that guy doing in the bushes?’ And then it was a bear. It wasn’t a guy. It was a bear who started walking towards me and I…and David was in the scene, standing up the road a little bit and I said: “David! There is a bear! What am I supposed to do?”
Chris Carter: That’s not how it happened at all. I swear.
Gillian Anderson: Okay…
Chris Carter: I was watching this and I swear this is how it happened. A wild animal, a bear comes out of the woods and Gillian goes: “Bear”
David Duchovny: No, that’s not how it happened. What happened was. You were down there…it’s close to what Gillian said. You are down there and you go: “David, it’s a bear! It’s a bear! What do I do?” I said: “It’s not a bear.” And the bear comes out and I said: ”Don’t look at him. Walk to me. And you just walked to me and…”
Gillian Anderson: Yeah!
David Duchovny: and the bear kinda went *mimics the bear*
Gillian Anderson: I remember thinking if it’s gonna run after me, I don’t wanna see that. Like if it’s gonna decide to chase me, I just don’t wanna look. That’s all I remember.
David Duchovny: And I remember thinking if it comes at you, I’m gonna have to get between you two and I’m like…No, I was thinking that and I was thinking I don’t really wanna die…
Gillian Anderson: So instead what you said, was: What do bears eat besides actresses?
David Duchovny: That was sometime later.