You may find it hard to be interested in the new X-Files movie, I Want To Believe, but apparently that's nothing compared with the cast's problems. Given the chance to promote the movie in interviews, it seems as if the two stars would rather complain about how crappy it was making it in the first place.
Talking about the shooting of the movie, David Duchovny is happy to explain how not fun it was:
I did a lot of running for this movie,... You know action is pretty boring to do as an actor. Action and sex are silly because it's all faking. I mean, it's all fake, but those things are faker than the rest. Chris wanted a scene where I chase someone as fast as I can for five minutes. I will be interested to see how it cuts together, but we sure ran our asses off, for like, five or six nights in a row, in the rain. It was pretty stupid and I hated it.
Gillian Anderson is equally ready to complain about the difficulty:
It's been a long time since I've done such a long shoot - I've chosen things between three and six weeks, and this has been the first time for ages that I've done two-and-a-half months. David has a lot of physical stuff to do in the film, and I feel like on the one hand I've gotten off easy and on the other hand I'm still exhausted. I just feel old.
Whatever happened to interviews where the actors sound excited and enthused about whatever it is that they're supposed to be promoting?