With the 2008 X-Files movie I Want to Believe a critical and commercial dud, you couldn't blame actress Gillian Anderson (FBI Agent Dana Scully) if she wanted to hang up her gun and badge for the successful period drama career she's carved out over the past decade. But it turns out she may still have some fight left in her to take on a few more aliens and government conspiracies.
In an interview with The Daily Beast about her newfound popularity on PBS and British dramas such as Bleak House and Great Expectations, Anderson said she'd still love to team up with her old buddy David Duchovny (Agent Fox Mulder) for an X-Files reunion someday, assuming the script is solid.
"If a good script comes along for another film, then I'm up for it, and so is David [Duchovny]. So is [creator] Chris [Carter]," she said. "I don't see any reason not to do it if the script is good and Fox wants to go ahead and put the money behind it. Now, I don't know if there's a script, I don't know whether Fox is even remotely interested, so it's completely out of my hands. But I'd be up for it."
Anderson was initially concerned about being pigeonholed as a sci-fi actress if she came back to the 1990s Fox series that made her famous for another round—but she said her adoration for the franchise outweighs those worries.
"There was definitely that concern coming off the series and wanting to do as many different things as possible," she said. "There is an argument that every time I decide to do another [X-Files] feature, it complicates that even more in that it solidifies me in the audience's mind more as that character. ... [But] I'm not going to choose not to do it because people might be closed-minded."
What do you think? Would you like you like to see Scully and Mulder come back for one last hurrah?
(Via The Daily Beast)