The X Files One of television’s most beloved sci-fi shows. Mulder and Scully’s influence on pop culture and general interest in the weird is still visible today. that being said, The X-Files: I Want to Believe was not the strongest installment in the franchise. In fact, some might argue that the film was one of the series’ worst offerings.
Interestingly, Xzibit starred in the film — it was then that he was dipping his toe into the acting waters a year before his role in Werner Herzog’s addition to Nicolas Cage. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Xzibit may seem like an odd choice for the film, but the star himself explains why he chose to audition for the role, and how they landed.
Xzibit was always a fan of ‘The X-Files’
Role of Xzibit The X-Files: I Want to Believe may have felt out of place at first blush for some audiences – the rapper is better known for his music and timing pimp My Ride Instead of his interest in sci-fi. But that could only be because Xzibit doesn’t often discuss his interest in the genre.
during an interview with The X Files fan retrospective, the artist explained that he has always been a fan of the show.
“I mean, it’s like when I was a kid and I used to watch the Twilight Zone. I liked that format, and so when The X Files came out, the TV series was my first introduction to the series,” explained Xzibit.
“And then I became a huge fan of his subjects, his themes, his writings. Chris Carter was a genius to put it together like this. And then when I actually got the call to be in the film, it was like a dream come true,” he said.
“It’s wonderful to be a part of such alumni. The way it transitioned from a series to film, and then into a cult following – such an amazing cast, amazing crew, amazing lineage and work under Chris Carter To be a part of is amazing, it’s definitely a feather in my hat, Xzibit said of his involvement.
He dressed up as an FBI agent for his audition
When Xzibit auditioned for his role as Agent Mosley Drummy The X-Files: I Want to Believe, he had just started going for film roles. As a result, Xzibit didn’t feel completely comfortable auditioning, and so he prepared himself for the role to get into the mindset.
“When I got the call, I had just started acting. I think I was like two movies. And even when I got the call I wasn’t really comfortable with the audition aspect of it, and I knew I was going to be opposite Chris Carter,” Zzibit explained.
“So I actually dressed like an agent. I had a trench coat, I had a tie, my down suit. The only thing I was missing was a gun and a badge. So I Went into the audition, and Chris was like ‘Wow.’ I got all dressed up. … I became Agent Drummy in front of him. He was like, ‘Hell yeah, it’s a boy!’”
Xzibit says David Duchovny is a funny man
The X Files Fans will remember that Agent Fox Mulder is often cracking down on wits, whether the situation is justified or not. Xzibit says it’s not just Mulder — David Duchovny is just as funny in real life.
“What people might not know about David Duchovny is that he’s really f****** funny. He’s a really funny guy, he’s got a sense of humour—he’s very good at telling jokes. Loves this deadpan look on the face, and he doesn’t laugh at his own jokes, so it’s really funny.”
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