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Tidbit: Also considered for the role of Scully...

Postby JeSouhaite » October 28th, 2010, 9:10 pm

To quote IMDB, for the most part, that is:
Cynthia Nixon known for her role as Miranda on Sex in the City "was up for the role of Dana Scully in "The X-Files" (1993). The part was ultimately given to Gillian Anderson".
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Re: Tidbit: Also considered for the role of Scully...

Postby MartinaBC » October 29th, 2010, 12:33 am

Gillian Anderson was and is perfect for the role of Scully. I couldn´t imagine anybody else in that role. :)
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Re: Tidbit: Also considered for the role of Scully...

Postby scully_hair » October 29th, 2010, 1:37 am

IIRC, the network people were pretty reluctant to cast Gillian as Scully, but CC fought for her and ultimately, she got the part.
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Re: Tidbit: Also considered for the role of Scully...

Postby maurisap » October 29th, 2010, 7:17 am

Are you kidding? ugh!
I've seen life on this planet Scully, and that is exactly why I am looking elsewhere.
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Re: Tidbit: Also considered for the role of Scully...

Postby SpecialAgent88 » October 29th, 2010, 7:37 am

Yes, the networks wanted someone with a little more experience and even Gillian admitted this on one of her interviews, the networks wanted an actress that was taller and with a bigger chest. I'm so glad CC fought for Gillian because she is perfect as Scully. I could not imagine the X Files with anyone else besides Gillian, the chemistry between David and Gillian may only come around once or twice in a lifetime. Well I guess the rest is history.
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Re: Tidbit: Also considered for the role of Scully...

Postby GillyDreamer78 » October 29th, 2010, 8:00 am

I agree with everybody. I read that network people wanted someone else but never heard Cynthia Nixon was considered too. While I liked her in "Sex and the city", she would have been totally wrong for the Scully role. Only Gillian Anderson could play Scully, no one else. So thank you Cris Carter.
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Re: Tidbit: Also considered for the role of Scully...

Postby scully_hair » October 29th, 2010, 8:54 am

Gillian plays the part with elegant subtlety and conscious understatement, something I don't think Cynthia Nixon would have been able to pull off. Mulder and Scully's relationship, for instance, is all about repressed feelings, so you gotta have someone who can play it that way. Nixon wouldn't really have been up to the task, I think.
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Re: Tidbit: Also considered for the role of Scully...

Postby Quest » October 31st, 2010, 6:45 am

I def. can't see there would have been any chemistry between Nixon and Duchovny. I think CC saw that underlying spark that GA and DD couldn't even pretend to create and knew that would boost the show.
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Re: Tidbit: Also considered for the role of Scully...

Postby TruthIsOutThere » December 15th, 2011, 6:41 pm

Wow! I'd never heard that one before! As so many have said, I'm sure glad CC fought for GA! scully]
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