May 18, 1995
|REGIS: Gillian, Gillian, Gillian, this is your very first interview?
GILLIAN: (a little embarrassed) Yeah, my first talk show...
REGIS: Are you nervous?
GILLIAN: Yes, I am.
KATHIE LEE: All you gotta do is talk...
REGIS: All ya gotta do is keep talking..
GILLIAN: I know...
REGIS: I hate being a guest - it's a lot of burden, responsibility...
Gillian looks confused
REGIS: You do understand that, don't you?
GILLIAN: (laughing) Yes, I do!
KATHIE LEE: Well, as an actress you feel secure with other peoples words, but here you're Gillian...
GILLIAN: Yeah, exactly.
KATHIE LEE: But you're an interesting young woman...I've been reading how your last unemployment check was about to come?
GILLIAN: Yes...I got my last check the day that I got the pilot.
May 18, 1995
|JON: (of XF comic books) Wow. That was an odd artist's interpretation of you.
GILLIAN: It certainly was.
JON: Because you're quite lovely and then you look at the cover and perhaps they didn't capture your loveliness. Yeah. (Crowd Laughs) Yeah see that doesn't look like you at all for God's sakes. Do people like send you stuff in the mail, like illustrations of you and that sort of...
GILLIAN: They do, they do, they send me uh pictures they've drawn of me and ask me to sign them and send them back. Some guy actually sent me a piece of china that had my likeness on it but he neglected to put clothes on me so I'm like naked from here up.
JON: I got that one too.
May 22, 1995
|CONAN: -that I didn't spend the time thinking about the interview. That when you were first up for the part, the people involved weren't sure they wanted you-
GILLIAN: Thank you for reminding me of that.
CONAN: -is that true? It's important that I bring these things up.
GILLIAN: Yes. Um yes, actually they speaking of I heard you mention Pamela Anderson earlier and yes they did um they wanted some plastic um you know not necessarily plastic but you know they would have preferred- to have somebody more better endowed than I was.
CONAN: No one actually said that to you did they?
GILLIAN: No! Nobody actually said that.
June 3, 1995
GILLIAN: Yes! (GA, Wright and audience laugh)
WRIGHT: Do you use moisturiser?
WRIGHT: Who is you're most famous friend?
GILLIAN: (long pause) David Duchovny.
WRIGHT: Have you ever thrown rubbish from a car window?
GILLIAN: Used to, Yes.
WRIGHT: Do you iron you're underwear?
GILLIAN: No, What underwear?
|DAVID: "You, uh, you grew up in what part of the country?"
GILLIAN: "Grand Rapids, Michigan."
DAVID: "Yea, Lovely..."
GILLIAN: "Your intimate with Grand Rapids, Michigan I hear?"
DAVID: "That's where our home office is. What was life like for you while you were growing up there?"
GILLIAN: "It was, uh...it was different. It was normal and it was strange."
DAVID: "You say it was different and normal and strange. Uh, how so? How do you reconcile those things?"
GILLIAN: "Grand Rapids I guess is pretty normal, I, I was strange."
Laughter and cheering.
|KERRI-ANNE: Dana, with your life in the last couple of years....
(Gillian leans over and interrupts)
GILLIAN: You what, know you can call me Gillian...
(Kerri-Anne takes her hand and apologises)
KERRI-ANNE: Oh Im sorry, Dana Scully, Im talking, (Gillian laughs) I mean Im so addicted to The X-Files, Gillian, in the last couple of years, 93 is when The X-Files started, ah you've like had this fairy-tale rise, you were virtually unemployed, ah, and went from waiting tables into a huge television show, your own show, did you realise how important it was when you started that?
GILLIAN: No, I don't think that I did. I think that if I had realised it, umm, I wouldn't have been able to handle it, you know, I think that thats one thing is is that we're shooting in Vancouver, and so it's not in Los Angeles, it doesn't have the same degree of height all the time that it would if we were shooting down there, so we're seperated enough that it was a gradual rise for us and also because umm, it was a gradual rise for the show period.
Sept. 30, 1996
|GILLIAN: Im not going to have this conversation with you!
DAVID: And thats why people like to tune in every week, because they think, "Oh, wait a minute, maybe they oh, thank God they didnt get to her .."
GILLIAN: No, when you watch the show, then we can talk about the show. Okay?
DAVID: All right, that seems fair enough.
GILLIAN: That a deal? When you watch the show for the first time, then we can have this conversation.
DAVID: No, Ive seen the show! I have seen the show. Im just, you know, for folks maybe who havent seen the show.
October 9, 1996
|GILLIAN: And here-
ROSIE: What is that?
GILLIAN: It's your own FBI Special Agent identification badge. Has Rosie's face on it.
ROSIE: Let me see that.
GILLIAN: You can sign it if you want.
ROSIE: I will be using this if I ever get pulled over by a cop. "Yeah that's right, I am a talk show host but I'm just doing that for the government. I really work for you people!" (Crowd cheers) I'll be doing that.
December 16th, 1996
|GILLIAN: Can I - can I put my cup here? (on the desk) Is that OK?
JAY: (in husky, leering voice) You can do whatever you *want*. (Audience laughs. Gillian nods and smiles) It's your show. You're a star. You're a star, baby. Whatever you want. You got it.
GILLIAN: (wearily, but smiling) *Ohhhh* Jay.
JAY: The desk. Take it home.
GILLIAN: (smacks lips, puts cup down) Ahh.
June 10, 1998
|JAY: Or would be as huge as it is? I'm sure you've been asked this a million times. But it's like a worldwide phenomenon. Seriously, south africa, england.
GILLIAN: I know.
JAY: Here. It's big there.
GILLIAN: It's bigger there.
JAY: It's really huge.
GILLIAN: It's amazing. You know what? We did the press junket this funny story. He said that he was at the screening. And he lost his wallet. And so, when he realized that, he went back in the screening room and found his wallet. It was missing some money. And he was missing his driver's license. So he called up the police station to report it. And he said he was talking to the police officer and the police officer was filling out a report. And he says -- the police officers says, "okay, sir, what screening were you at?" He said, "'the x-files' screening." And he said, "wait a second. Do mulder and scully kiss?"
June 12, 1998
|MAGIC: I know, for me, it's like a strange feeling when I see myself on magazine covers. What about for you?
GILLIAN: Um, yeah, it is. You know, I don't get an opportunity to be in magazine stands a lot, but when I'm travelling, when I'm in the airport, you know, you have to hide when, I mean, I go to pick up a copy of Vanity Fair or something and, if there are other articles that are near it that are on the cover, it gets kinda weird, you want to get in and get out as quickly as possible. And you don't want to be caught buying a magazine with yourself on the cover.
MAGIC: (laughs) Yeah, yeah.
GILLIAN: That's not a good thing.
MAGIC: I know it, everybody look at you like you're crazy.
GILLIAN: A little self-indulgent.
June 15, 1998
GILLIAN: Ive got. No. This is tofu pie.
(Audience basically goes "Grrooossss!!!! Laughter.)
GILLIAN: Seriously. Its tofu pie.
ROSIE: Do you actually consume this, Gillian?
GILLIAN: I used to. And I have been looking for it in New York. Now I dont know how good this stuff is cause usually you can get pumpkin flavor and blueberry and chocolate flavor and its really good. But its wheat-free
GILLIAN: --and dairy-free
ROSIE: Oh, yeah.
GILLIAN: ---and its sugar-free.
ROSIE: (not thrilled) Great.
Oct. 8 1998
|JULIE: The kids (of The Mighty) were in here and ELDEN [RATLIFF] has a crush on you.
GILLIAN: He does not! Does he?
JULIE: He's like, "You are it!"
GILLIAN: Awww. That's sweet. I think he's the cutest thing. And his hair? I love it.
JULIE: He said you were great to work with, though. You were really helpful to him. They have really nice things to say about you. Was it fun to work with them?
GILLIAN: Very much so. First of all, with KIERAN [CULKIN] and everything that he had to bare in the crutches and the brace and the head gear and the backpack, he was a tremendous trooper. He just comes across with that genius dialogue so easily. There's such a light in his eyes. And Elden, has such levity and depth of compassion.
Sept. 29 1998
|JAY: Whew, stop you're making me hungry. Really.
GILLIAN: Then we also picked up goats milk yogurt. Have you ever tried goats milk yogurt? It's kind of tangy, It's different.
JAY: Goats milk yogurt?
GILLIAN: It's good.
JAY: how it that different then regular yogurt?
GILLIAN: It's...it's..made from goats. Apparently it's easier to digest, because goats only have one stomach and cows have three
JAY: Goats eat tin cans too.
JAY: So was it good?
GILLIAN: It was good. So anyway, we were driving along, eating. And I eat some and he eats some and I eat some and he eats some, we managed to finish the whole thing. And I put it down in the console. And we're feeling a little odd, just a little odd. And I look down and I notice there's some writing on the side of the container. It says 'goats milk yogurt...for pets.'
Dec. 17, 1998
|JAY: Now, are you ready for the holidays? Have you done your shopping?
GILLIAN: You know, I've done some of the shopping. I've done like a little of it. Not all of it. I am kinda behind.
JAY: That means you haven't done anything.
GILLIAN: No, I have. I've done some of it. But you know, sometimes you start shopping and then end up buying stuff for yourself.
JAY: Uh-huh, how unlike people in show business. Now, let me ask you. So you go out and you look for something for other people and you go, "I want that." Do you wind up keeping the item you wanted for someone else? You do!
GILLIAN: I don't want to talk about this. I am too embarrassed! It's not fair!
Jan. 11, 1999
|ROSIE: I was telling Gillian about the internet, we're on the internet and she's always voted the most popular internet person are you very...
GILLIAN: Well you know what's so weird is that there's all these ummm.. there's all these websites that have my head on top of other people's naked bodies which is such a back-handed compliment. It's like, you know, yeah we like your face but your body can go. (crowd laughs)
ROSIE: I personally will not be insulted if they did that to me. As long it was a thinner person.
(Gillian and crowd laughs)
Jan. 11, 1999
GILLIAN: It's a great city, Dave.
LETTERMAN: I loved it. I just... I loved it. Okay, so then...
LETTERMAN: David... David...
LETTERMAN: ...gets homesick for Los Angeles, and I think we can all understand that.
(Laughter as he gives a sarcastic, meaningful look to the audience)
GILLIAN: Well, you know, Dave, he got married. You know?
LETTERMAN: Right, right.
GILLIAN: Yeah, he got married, and he had a wife that he loved very much.
Jan. 14, 1999
|GILLIAN: As a matter of fact, you know what? There is a really great actor, sometimes comedian...
JON: Yes! Yes! Yes!
GILLIAN: ...called Jon Stewart.
JON: It's more like sometimes an actor, that's for sure. We have a clip!
GILLIAN: We do. Is it the kissing clip? Is it the one where we kissed?
JON: I don't know what it is. What was it like to kiss Jon Stewart? I'm sure that's on everybody's mind. I'm getting a lot of internet emails.
GILLIAN: Well, there were a lot of takes as far as I remember.
JON: I just remember blacking out and waking up with lipstick on my face. That is all I remember.
GILLIAN: Have you talked about the fact that there was actually one scene, which they cut out of the movie, where we end up in bed together...
JON: With the dog.
GILLIAN: And there is this huge 400 lb. dog or whatever that jumps on the bed on top of him and Jon actually had to wear a cup.
Feb, 15, 2000
|CANDICE: You wrote a foreword to a book that's out called "Girl Boss". It's an advice book for girls, and um I'd like to hear a little bit about the foreword since I can't read it to everyone.
GILLIAN: What it speaks to is um...it talks a little bit about, about my process and the fears that I experienced in my early adulthood and also in starting the series, coming from nothing to being on a television series, and admitting that I was terrified and that it's ok to be terrified, but it's more ok to be terrified if you're terrified and you do it anyway, you know, and so it speaks to that and it speaks to some other things that I think are important character traits I guess that um...I suggest being honest, you know, and trying to the best of one's ability not to lie no matter what, that the result of lying is often so much worse than actually telling the truth. And talking about being of service in any way, whether it's in the community or in one's job space and work space, and um doing volunteer work, and just little things...but just an attempt to motivate and to share a bit of my own experience and just to remind women specifically that no matter where we come from, the resources are within us and around us to do ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING we put our minds to.
May 15, 2000
|Dave: I had a massive heart attack three months ago, ladies and gentlemen, and I'm back!
Gillian: Did you have to give up anything?
Dave: Well, you know, during the surgery, they don't want you drinking coffee.
Gillian: Right. (laughter)
Dave: But that was it. And then I quit cigars.
Gillian: You quit, like, completely quit?
Dave: Yeah, but I've always, you know, I quit and then I smoke, and then I quit. But now I'm off the cigars for good.
Gillian: You still smoke coffee? I mean... (laughter) See? I've got smoking on the brain!
Dave: I've smoked a little coffee, sure. Smoked a little tea.
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