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David Duchovny: Not Very Discerning

“If I were gay, you know. I think Woody Allen is one of a long list of men I might go gay for. Garry Shandling is someone I’ve publicly gone gay for, for jokes. Oh and anyone in the Twilight movies. I don’t know any of their names, but all of them. The wolves, the vampires? They’re all fantastic.” —David Duchovny [TV NZ]

“The best part about it is, Scarlett’s built like a comic-book character is drawn. She’s very Jessica Rabbit: 36-24-26, but with Scarlett, it’s probably 34-23-34 — the perfect hourglass. People in this day and age are not built like Scarlett.” —Iron Man 2 costume designer Mary Zophres [NYP]

“On Saturday I went to see Kick-Ass with my sister Hannah and there were posters of me everywhere in the cinema — one life-sized cutout, a massive banner and then a couple of me and Jake [Gyllenhaal, my co-star]. Then people came out from seeing Clash of the Titans and I felt really weird. We had to wait for our screen to open and I was just freaking out. I wanted to stand in the corner. The reality is dawning on me that this is big. I’ve put it out of my head, but now it’s actually happening. I’ve had such a normal life — it’s very strange that it’s changing, because everything still feels normal to me.” —Prince of Persia star Gemma Arterton [Guardian]

“When you have a girl swinging around by her ankles in a cat suit, that’s innately sexy, but she’s also intelligent, ambitious, motivated and calculated. I’ve never really seen a film of this genre where there’s more than sex appeal to the female characters. I would find it boring to be just a pawn in a film about a whole bunch of men fighting it out and rolling around and getting down and dirty. I didn’t want to just be the sensual vision in a tight outfit. … I would absolutely love to carry the legacy of the Black Widow forward. There’s a lot to explore there. I think the audience would like this character and like me as this character.” —Scarlett Johansson on her character in Iron Man 2 [Parade]

“When I got there, there was no song. I had a song that wasn’t working out, but I just really liked it. So I played it for him and he immediately started rapping on it. That felt good, and it led on to other things.” —Jack White on collaborating with Jay-Z [Times UK]

“They’re pitting you against each other and I just think, ‘Why do we need to make a problem between women?’ I adore Scarlett. I loved having her on set. She is really funny. She swears a lot. She has a dirty sense of humor. She loves to cook. She’s like a girl after my own heart.” —Gwyneth Paltrow on Iron Man 2 co-star Scarlett Johansson [People]

“I think over the course of the eight years, we’ve had 16 marriages and 30-something children have been born. We were like a family. So, it’s very hard to say goodbye.” —Kiefer Sutherland on finishing 24 [HuffPo]

“I know that there is a script. That’s as much as I know about it. I’m a big fan of Courtney’s, and I think she’s very, very talented. But I don’t know anything about the project. … I think the idea is interesting and intriguing, but I would have to really wrap my head around it.” —Scarlett Johansson on the rumored Courtney Love-Kurt Cobain biopic [MTV]

“When Warren and I were first together and I was pregnant, we would get followed around by photographers. But it was nothing like what celebrities have to endure these days. It has reached such a level that I think it can be incredibly injurious. For people that get chased all the time, it just must be a nightmare. Really, that would be horrible. Warren and I had a bit of that, but you know, we weren’t a scandal for very long. Very quickly we had a kid and it was like, ‘Oh yeah, they are just like married with children.’” —Annette Bening [Parade]

David Duchovny: Not Very Discerning