Booth’s face during the exhumation
The Nail in the Coffin 9x22
requested by faithinbonesffn
Are those the things you’re most embarrassed about now?
Duchovny: Those and the photoshoots.
Anderson: (Laughs) Yeah, I’d have to agree. I did one, I think it was for People magazine - you know how cheesy some of their photos are - and I actually refuse now to do People. But I had just had my daughter, so there was this shot of me lying on our dining-room table in my wedding dress with my breastfeeding tit just exposed to the world. And it was a time when my hair was really, really bad in the series, and it was equally bad for this shoot. I think there was another shot of me and my then husband in (daughter) Piper’s room holding a teddy bear. There was even talk at one point of us getting in the crib. So embarrassing! (Pause) You should ask David about his teacup picture…
Duchovny: That’s so weird - someone just sent me that shot on my phone a couple of hours ago, saying, “Is that you?” And I hadn’t seen it in I don’t know how long. It was taken right when we started doing The X-Files, when I went down to LA to do a bunch of shots at my manager’s house. In between set-ups I was just fucking around, naked, and I put this teacup over my genitals. And they took a couple of pictures, just for us, for a laugh. I was innocent, thinking, “It’s my balls. Who’s going to possibly want a picture of my balls?” And a couple of years later my then-publicist, who will remain nameless, sold them. Here, look… (He pulls out his iPhone and, after a bit of button-toggling, displays the photo. Anderson erupts into giggles.)
Anderson: Oh God! I remember during the series you were really embarrassed you’d ever done that. You look so young in it!
Duchovny: (Putting phone away) And that’s all you get…
Anderson: Those are the things you do when you’re younger and you think everybody does them, or someone older than you convinces you it’s okay. And years later you think, “Oh my God!” Two years later, sometimes…