Odds are you clicked on this article because you like “The X-Files,” David Duchovny, or both. Even if you discovered Mr. Duchovny long after his breakout Fox drama — say, in “Californication” or “Aquarius” — the actor is inextricably linked to his revived TV series and his character on it, Fox Mulder.
And that’s OK. You know it, I know it, and Duchovny knows it; just like he knows a lot of people will come to his concerts because “they want to see this actor that they know.”
“Once they get there, they’re not going to like [my music] just because they like me,” Duchovny said in a recent interview with IndieWire. “Music is unprejudiced. Your ears don’t see color. Your ears don’t see sex, they don’t see anything. They just hear. [laughs] I feel pretty good, like a certain amount of people are going to like what they hear, so I’m not that concerned.”
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In the last three years, Duchovny has released two novels and two albums, one of which (“Every Third Thought”) just landed on February 9. He’s got another book, “Miss Subways,” out on May 1, and his second novel, “Bucky F*cking Dent,” is currently being developed into a feature film — written and directed by Duchovny.
“I might be making it this summer,” he said. “I might be directing it. I have financing today, I might not have it tomorrow — you know how the independent [film] world goes.”
If realized, Duchovny said it would be “a dream come true.” He’s actually been working on it for years, and the 2016 novel began as a script he couldn’t sell.
“I tried to make it for years as a screenplay,” he said. “I got fed up, and I was like, ‘But I love that story,’ and I had written ‘Holy Cow’ [his first novel]. I was like, ‘Shit, maybe it should be a novel.’ So I wrote it as a novel, and now, ironically, there’s interest in the screenplay.”
Duchovny said the same thing is happening to “Miss Subways”: He wrote it as a screenplay, couldn’t get it made, and turned it into a novel instead. Now there’s interest in a movie …read more