They were reintroduced in 1997 when their mutual agent gave Duchovny Leoni's telephone number. "My first impression was that he was incredibly quick-witted," Leoni recalled. "I remember a quick click during that phone conversation. Later I asked, through the agent, 'Is he single?' Yes.' 'Does he play golf?' 'He can learn.' 'Tell him to call me when he breaks 100.'"
[Leoni also recalled getting into Duchovny's car for their first date. "I thought he had really nice thighs. Oh, by the dashboard light did that thigh look great!"]