X-Files star David Duchovny makes the shocking admission that, despite playing UFO-obsessive Fox Mulder, he never cared much about UFOs.


The X-Files star David Duchovny admits he’s never worried much about UFOs. Duchovny became a massive TV star playing UFO-obsessed FBI agent Fox Mulder for most of 11 seasons on Fox Networks The X-Files, pairing mostly with Gillian Anderson’s Dana Scully. Before it ended, Duchovny’s run as Mulder would also include a few theatrical releases X files Feature film.


Considering the types of stories told by The X-Filesstories that often involve public cover-ups, conspiracy theories and other mysterious things, it should come as no surprise that the series attracted the attention of a lot of fans with their own interesting obsessions.

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But it may come as a surprise that Duchovny himself never shared fans’ obsessive fascination with the mysteries the show tackled on a weekly basis, and indeed was never anything like his character Fox Mulder when it came to being fascinated by the subjects of UFOs. are and meet strangers. See you on Jimmy Kimmel Live!Duchovny addressed the recent news about UFOs and admitted that he is completely out of the loop:

“I’m so out of it and so old that I was doing an interview and somebody asked me about UFOs and they said something about this new UFO cache or whatever and is somebody going to send you a DM? And I thought, “Oh DMUs, is that what they call UFOs now? DMUs? I have not heard of this DMU. What does it stand for, DMU? Demilitarized Unidentified?” …I never really did [pay attention to UFOs]. I just got the scripts and I did my best.”

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The X-Files left a lasting legacy on television

David Duchovny as Fox Mulder in The X-Files

Duchovny certainly could never have predicted when he originally took on the role of Fox Mulder that three decades later he would still be talking about the character and his UFO obsession. But The X-Files has indeed left that kind of lasting legacy and continues to influence the television scene to this day. In fact, one could argue that popular mystery-filled shows like Lost, Fringes, The rest and Resignation would never have existed without it The X-Files comes first. The influence of The X-Files can also be strongly felt in a show like Evil, which itself deals with ongoing paranormal investigation and the line between fact and belief. And Stranger Thingsa show dealing with government conspiracies, secret labs and the paranormal certainly owes a lot to that The X-Files as well.

Will Mulder and Scully ever come back?

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on The X-Files look at a book of intrigue

Given the continued public fascination with all things alien-related, a fascination that seems to find its way back to Fox Mulder actor Duchovny through the occasional strange question he can’t answer, it seems interested in The X-Files will never die itself. But it is now five years since the last time X files revival in 2018, and it’s fair to wonder if Mulder and Scully will ever return to screens again. For her part, Scully actor Anderson has indicated she’s not interested in revisiting The X-FilesNarrator Variety it is “much in the past” alluding to issues she had with the show’s writing.

And Duchovny, for his part, has echoed some of Anderson’s sentiments, recently questioning whether there’s any point in continuing The X-Files. “There is not a world where we just come back and do what we did before because the world has changed“, the actor told The discourse podcast late last year. Duchovny certainly wouldn’t return to the show out of any interest in UFOs because, as he’s now revealed, he doesn’t really care that much about the alleged phenomenon that fascinates The X-Files fans.

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