Part of my job is going and interviewing celebrities. And I've done so many of them now that usually it's not that big of a deal. But there are some exceptions - when the celebrities are those I personally admire. And there aren't many I admire more than David Duchovny. So when the invitation came in my email to interview him about the upcoming season 3 of Californication, I squee'ed very loudly!
I was also a bit nervous. You see, when meeting a celeb, it invariably changes your opinion of them forever. I usually put them in one of two camps - the nice and the jerks. For example, John Stamos was kind of a jerk. Lauren Conrad - awesomely nice. Recently I got to meet Diablo Cody and she was totally cool.
In any case, I was really worried. What if one of my favorite actors turned out to be a jerk? What if he sneered at X-Files and the cult following the show has attained. I would be very sad.
But luckily, this turned out not to be the case. He was totally great - really nice and a good interview, too. I asked him about X-Files after all the Californication questions and he said that he would like to do X-Files movies every couple years until he was basically in his grave and that Gillian and Chris Carter were with him. The problem is the studios see "X-Files" and they think summer blockbuster. They don't want them to just do the smaller, darker films like the last X-Files movie was. The kind that are basically just two hour long episodes of the former show and don't have the big smoking man conspiracy type stuff in them. So we'll see.
In any case, it was a great interview and a great way to end a very wonderful week!