David Duchovny says that he cried when reading the scripts for the upcoming revival of the hit 1990s science fiction television show “The X Files.” He made the confession in an interview with the magazine Entertainment Weekly.
“I got the first script this morning, ” the actor told EW. “I just read it about an hour ago and I started crying reading the first page. It was just so strange to see the names on the page. It had nothing to do with the script itself. 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].”
Unfortunately he disappointed fans everywhere by saying that he is prohibited from revealing anything about the new shows’ content.
But Duchovny did have some good news for X Files aficionados. While only six new episodes have been ordered, the actor said that he would be happy to make more.