David Duchovny: 'The X-Files' Is My Unicorn
David Duchovny thinks he won't have another TV success like "The X-Files."
In a recent interview, the 55-year-old actor -- who plays Fox Mulder on the hit sci-fi series -- used Adele's second studio album "21" to explain his "The X-Files" achievement.
Duchovny said (via RTE.ie): "I was reading about Adele in the New York Times, and they were asking a producer about the pressure for her to come up with another '21,' and he said, 'You find one unicorn in the forest, that's an amazing thing. To find two in the forest, that just doesn't happen.'"
"[So] I guess at some point, I came to grips with the fact that 'The X-Files' is my unicorn and I'm not going to have another success like that -- nor do I really want to," the two-time Golden Globe winner added. "It's enough to have one phenomenon, I don't need two. One unicorn is fine."
The Chris Carter-created series -- which has spawned two movies and a spin-off series ('The Lone Gunmen') -- originally ran on FOX from 1993 to 2002 but will be back to the small screen for a six-episode miniseries in January.
Duchovny previously admitted that he got a little emotional while reading the first script for the limited run, as he couldn't believe that he's doing "The X-Files" again after 13 long years.
"I got the first script this morning," he told Entertainment Weekly in May. "I just read it about an hour ago and I started crying reading the first page."
But Duchovny clarified that he becoming emotional had nothing to do with the content of the script.
"It was just so strange to see the names on the page. It had nothing to do with the script itself," he explained. "It was just like, I'd been talking about this for a long time. We'd been planning it for a long time. It took a long time to get all the people in the same place and get the deal with Fox. So let's say two years we've been talking about doing it. Now it's the fun part. Now we actually get to do it."
"That was nice and strangely emotional for me, and I'll have to figure out how to use that [in the performance]," added Duchovny.
"The X-Files" revival premieres with a special two-night event starting on Sunday, Jan. 24 following the NFC Championship Game. It then moves to Monday nights starting on Jan. 25.
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