Anderson, Duchovny greater than the sum of X


It’s a tough life for actors — you spend years developing your craft, going out on auditions, hoping to one day get that big break. Then the big break happens, and suddenly you find yourself getting typecast for the rest of your career. The threat of pigeonholing is one that every successful thespian faces, and perhaps none more so than the ones who do science-fiction television. For every “Star Trek” regular who gets to do Shakespeare, there’s a dozen more who find it difficult to find work that doesn’t involve dilithium crystals.

So with the release of “The X Files: I Want to Believe,” featuring Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny returning to the roles of FBI agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, which they played for nearly 10 years on a successful TV show and in one previous film, it’s worth looking at how these performers have crafted careers that allow them to enter and exit the geek ghetto as they see fit.


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