Thanks to Bertha Chin and Bethan Jones for providing us with these great tidbits of what the conversation included! They're having fun at London Film and Comic Con, and they'll be bringing more material when possible. Here are some of the important things they had to say at the Mitch Pileggi and Nick Lea panel.
"Mitch answering the door with his short off everytime." - Nick Lea
"I got punched so many times on the show I can't even remember now which ne is which." - Nick Lea
How do you feel about people coming from all over the world to see you considering show ended 20 yrs ago? Nick Lea & Mitch Pileggi: Lucky to be part of the show which is part of history. Amazing to be a part of something that lasts.
Mitch's 14 yr old daughter just started watching the show.
Mitch to Gillian in the Green Room: "Can you please just call me sir one more time?" He says that Skinner had a massive crush on Scully.
Mitch on Gillian: (Joking) "Hate her. Speak American!!"
Passion and creativity drive the show early on when Fox didn't give them so much money. - Nick Lea
Writers didn't spoon feed audience. You're allowed to come to your own conclusions. The X-Files didn't pander to anybody and it succeeded becase it was smart and made its fans think. - Mitch Pileggi
Great to have a shorthand with Rob and Kim because we're all such great friends. They're like big kids. - Mitch Pileggi
Nick's Fav directors - Kim Manners and Rob Bowman!
X-Files didn't pander to any specific demographics, and that's what makes it great. - Nick Lea
You can also follow Bertha and Bethan at their own twitter feeds.
Thanks again to the wonderful Bertha Chin and Bethan Jones for their updates! Fans have already gotten their opportunity to have their picture taken with the legendary Dana Scully. Here comes the report for Gillian Anderson's panel at the London Film & Comic Con.
Favorite things from Moscow: nesting dolls cup from Starbucks.
Gillian just got very confused as to where fan questions are coming from. Cue giggling.
Communication with fans gotten more meaningful in the last few years.
Got involved with BBC's The Fall because she loved the script.
Gillian's commemorated 10 years of The X-Files finale by coming to London Film & Comic Conand signing up for Twitter. (You can follow her @GillianA)
David threw rice at Gillian at the end of a shoot with dead body & maggots. She thought it was maggots.
People responded to Scully rather than her as an actress. She understands it more now & how much it means to fans.
Gillian is up for X-Files 3 (and so are we all).
If Gillian had the chance she'd like to play Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire.
She's trying to find something on theatre but so far nothing catches her attention. She hopes it'll be in New York.
Fav memories from The X-Files laughing a lot.
Whatever reason people keep watching TV, coming to conventions is cool. "Whatever shakes your boat," Gillian says before bursting into giggles.
Gillian really enjoyed playing Miss Havisham in Great Expectations.
'Bad Blood' is one of Gillian's favorite episodes. Her favorite scene is Mulder staking Ronnie Strickland and finding his fake teeth.
Favorite Story Arc from The X-Files: Gillian can't remember any of the storylines from The X-Files but likes the funny episodes.
Final note from Bertha and Bethan: There were repeat questions but she was great! Love it when she giggles! Standing ovation for Gillian at the end of the panel.
This was for sure a great time for all the fans that attended. Stay tuned for more coverage of the London Film & Comic Con.
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