Saturday, September 19, 2009

I want to believe

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!

David Duchovney and me

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!



Catherine Mann said...

Fun blog, Marianne! I'm so glad he turned out to be a great interview. :-)

On a kinda connected note, my oldest daughter went to a Pat Conroy booksigning today. She wanted to get it personalized for her dad/my hubby but was nervous about being brushed off since she was number 320 in line. But Pat Conroy was sooo nice, chatted about her dad being a Citadel grad too, etc. My daughter recited every word he said, lol.

She's never read a Conroy book before and now she's already in search of his backlist.

I guess I'm just trying to say your blog struck a special note for me today! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Nice picture! Glad you enjoyed your interview with DD-lucky you! Is the interview posted somewhere?

And one little point..his last name is spelled Duchovny (no "e")

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!You are such a lucky girl.

I can not wait to read the interview.

Where is the interview?

Marianne Mancusi said...

Catherine - that is a great story! The author I can think of that's like this is Sherrilyn Kenyon. She will stay signing for hours - even after the store officially closes -to meet and talk with every single fan.

Anon - the interview was for my day job with Better TV. It'll air on the show in a few weeks. After it airs on TV then it'll go online and I'll post the link here. :)