Life-long friends and former co-stars, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, reunited over the weekend.

“Stella made a new friend today,” Anderson wrote on Instagram of the two posing with her dog.

From 1993-2002, Duchovny and Anderson played Dana Scully and Fox Mulder of the highly successful show, The X-Files. The actor also appeared in the series’ film 1998 and 2008 spinoffs before returning for a two season revival on Fox in 2016.

X-Files, this is about extraterrestrials. How long can it go? It’s a good pilot but you’re either going to see the aliens or [not],” Duchovny recently opened up about how he almost turned down the role on the podcast, Literally! With Rob Lowe. “I wasn’t interested in conspiracy therapies and I was perfectly willing to just say, ‘I’m going to have to pass on that pilot because I said I’d do this other project.’ It’s scary to think back on, if you didn’t open this door or you took that left instead of that right. It’s like, none of it had to happen. You talk about actors being dumb…well, that was me.”

While last summer Fox announced an animated spinoff called The X-Files: Albuquerque, Anderson and Duchovy are not involved in the project. In 2018, Anderson revealed that she was done with the character.

“It’s time for me to hang up Scully’s hat. It just is. I’m finished and that’s the end of that,” she said at the time.

Earlier this year, Anderson won a SAG Award and Golden Globe for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Crown. She has also recently finished filming the third season for Netflix’s Sex Education.

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