During a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) interview earlier today, actress Gillian Anderson fielded questions about The X-Files, Hannibal, The Fall and other projects–and admitted that she used to take mementos from her time on The X-Files, and has a decent collection of props and keepsakes.
“Yes. I stole many things,” she joked. “I have – what do I have? – a Lazarus Bowl. The most amazing thing that i have is Scully’s Tombstone. I have Scully’s Tombstone. I have little things from many episodes, and eventually, a good portion of them will probably be auctioned off for charity.”
The tombstone, first seen in the season two episode “One Breath,” it’s actually a cool prop not just for what it is, but because it’s got an odd gaffe in it. According to the episode’s IMDb page, the Bible verse is inscribed on Scully’s tombstone is incorrect. It says, “The Spirit is the Truth,” and cites it as “1 John 5:07.” The verse is actually 1 John 5:6.
She also said that if the studio elects to make a third X-Files movie, she’ll be on board, and shared some of her thoughts on dealing with obsessive X-Philes.
“I have decided to do a year’s worth of Comic-Cons in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the X-Files,” which debuted in 1993, Anderson said. “And it’s the first time that I’m spending this type of one-on-one time with fans. And it’s been so wonderful to be able to also thank the fans for having been fans for such a long time, and to meet one-on-one some of the people who kept us on the air for so long. And one of the things that I’m finding the coolest ever is people who bring their kids – teenagers – who have been introduced to the show, now that they’re old enough to be introduced to my own favorite series. And they get to watch it again but with their 12 year olds, and re-experience it, so that we’re getting a whole new generational fanbase. And I just can’t tell you how excited that makes me.”