On Tuesday night, David Duchovny was accompanied on stage by Gillian Anderson — and giving X-Files fans a possible taste of their upcoming TV reunion — the two shared a brief kiss after performing Neil Young’s “Helpless” at The Cutting Room.
Duchovny was performing at the release party in New York for his album Hell or Highwater before he was joined onstage by Gillian, and then everything felt right again.
The duo, who play FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, displayed undeniable chemistry during their onstage performance — which leaves diehard X-Files fans wondering if this means real-life coupledom for the two.
They are both single, after all.
Duchovny’s divorce from Téa Leoni was finalized in 2014 after they separated in 2011, and Anderson, who’s been married twice, has indicated that she’s ready to delve back into the world of love and find a true partner.
Still, it’s probably not wise to hold our collective breaths at the idea of “Gill-chovny,” as Anderson revealed in a 2014 Huffpost interview that there’s not enough mystery between them for romance.
“I think we know each other too well. I think we probably know each other better than we know our spouses at any time that we might have had spouses.”
That being said, she didn’t deny there’s some magnetism between them.
“There is an attraction… There might even be more than an attraction, but it’s not going to happen. And it’s that frisson that has made it interesting in the series and continues to make it interesting.”
The X-Files co-stars worked together for the nine years of the cult-classic’s TV run, and again in 1998 and 2008 for two X-Files movies.
Anderson and Duchovny will once again be teaming up for the much anticipated X-Files reboot, which will premiere January next year as a six-episode series on Fox.
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