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“I Never Did Really Pay Attention to UFOs”: X-Files Star David Duchovny Doesn’t Give a Damn About Aliens Despite Inspiring Millions in Cult-Classic Series

“I Never Did Really Pay Attention to UFOs”: X-Files Star David Duchovny Doesn’t Give a Damn About Aliens Despite Inspiring Millions in Cult-Classic Series

While initially taking the role, David Duchovny hadn’t thought in his wildest dreams that the role of Agent Fox Mulder, which he took on three decades back would be so iconic, and people would talk about the iconic legacy that the characters and the show have cemented over the years.

David Duchovny who played the role of Agent Fox Mulder on the cult-classic show, The X-Files revealed how uninterested he is in UFOs and the storylines of the series, and he is nowhere close to his role.

A scene from The X-Files
David Duchovny as Agent Fox Mulder in The X-Files

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Why Did The Revelation Come As a Shock To The Viewers?

David Duchovny appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they were talking about a recent news article about UFOs that caught the attention of thousands of people. However, David Duchovny’s statement came as a shock to the viewers, as he admitted that he’s out of the loop and does not follow any conspiracy theories related to UFOs.

David Duchovny on The Jimmy Kimmel Live
David Duchovny on The Jimmy Kimmel Live

“I’m so out of it and so old really that, I was doing an interview and somebody was asking me about UFOs, and they said something about this new UFO cache or whatever, and does anybody DM you? And I was like, “Oh DMUs, is that what they call UFOs now? DMUs? I haven’t heard of this DMU. What does that stand for, DMU? Demilitarized Unidentified?… I never did really [pay attention to UFOs]. I just got the scripts and I did my best.”

The viewers were shocked to hear Duchovny’s statement because he played the role of Agent Fox Mulder, an FBI agent who is obsessed with UFOs and extraterrestrial lifeforms on The X-Files which was aired on Fox Network. David Duchovny played the role of Fox Mulder for 11 seasons which also includes the X-Films that were released on the big screens. The X-Files often involved government hiding the lifeforms, conspiracy theories, and mysterious sightings, which gathered a lot of attention from the fans. Unlike Agent Fox Mulder, David Duchovny is not fascinated by the topic.

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Can We Expect Fox Mulder and Dana Scully to Return?

Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson

The lead cast members of the show David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are often asked about a possible return of the show and if fans can see them play their iconic roles once more. Gillian Anderson who played the role of Dana Scully stated that she has no intention of returning to play the role of Dana Scully in The X-Files, she also added that The X-Files is “very much in the past.” Duchovny also stated in the Discourse podcast that he is not interested in playing the role as he has clearly stated his disinterest in UFOs. The actor said,

There’s not a world where we just come back and do it the way we did before because the world has changed.

The X-Files left a lasting impression on the minds of the audience and even after 11 seasons and two films, fans are not bored of the show. And it can be rightly said that The X-Files paved the way for many mystery drama series of the same theme. Lost, The Leftovers, and Fringe are some of the popular shows of this genre. However, there’s always a possibility of the show getting a reboot.

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Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live

Written by Tushar Auddy

Tushar Auddy is a student who aspires to be a professional in the area of Linguistics and is a keen book enthusiast. While being an admirer of acoustic music, Tushar is also a die-hard follower of FC Barcelona. In his free time, Tushar can be seen engaged in writing poems and abstract writeups or can be seen in an art gallery.