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BookCon 2015: David Duchovny on Spiritual Cows, Circumcised Pigs

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BookCon 2015: David Duchovny on Spiritual Cows, Circumcised Pigs

Post by jade1013 on Sun 31 May - 15:02

BookCon 2015: David Duchovny on Spiritual Cows, Circumcised Pigs, but Not Cancer Man

By Beth Levine |
May 30, 2015

David Duchovny, best-known for his portrayals on TV of Fox Mulder on The X-Files, and Hank Moody on Californication, is finally where he originally thought he would end up: as a writer. Holy Cow, his ďcharming fable about dignity and tolerance, complete with anthropomorphized animals, and replete with puns, double-entendres and sophisticated humor,Ē (Kirkus Reviews, starred) came out in February from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Oh, and thereís a cow named Elsie Bovary.

Duchovny, who will talk about and sign his book in the Macmillan Meeting Room (3139) today at 2 p.m., took a few minutes to speak with Beth Levine for Show Daily@BookCon.

Everyone mentions your Princeton and Yale background in English. Were you a writer before you become an actor?

That was my original ambition, the story I told myself when I was thinking about my life after school. The original concept of going to graduate school was so I could teach and write. I came to acting through writing, but it was very lonely sitting in a room by myself. At the age of 22, I couldnít quite face that. I thought playwrights and screenwriters had more fun because they get to collaborate. When I tried my hand at that, I decided I should learn something about speaking words. I came to acting as someone who was going to write for actors.

Maybe. If I hadnít been published, I might be now in a shadow government in high levels with a Canadian accent. Thanks to my publisher, FSG, youíve all been saved.

I had this idea that if I were a cow, wouldnít I try to get to India if I was trying to save myself from being eaten? It felt like an animated feature. I pitched it to Disney and Pixar. They passed. Seeing the book now, I realize that was probably a smart move.

Joy of expression, yes. But as I grow as an actor, as I feel I get better, words are less and less important to me. Whatís more important is what is going on beneath the words.

I hear youíve signed for a second novel. Can you give us any sneak peeks at that?

Itís called Bucky F@&*ing Dent. Itís set in 1978, when the Yankees overtook the Red Sox and the curse of the Babe continued.

We start shooting six episodes in June in Vancouver. I donít know when it will air or anything about Cancer Man.

They got together in the last movie.

Well, thatís the question, isnít it?


This article appeared in the May 30, 2015 edition of PW BookCon Daily.

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