'Castle' raconteur Nathan Fillion: A man-crush, explained

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Yes, that is my fancy-dancy way of saying that Nathan Fillion did indeed take the Twitter bait and drop by the EW offices late last week. (And explaining to my wife — and recent Firefly devotee — the nature of said man-crush.) He could not have been a more gracious guest: He fielded questions from the staff on everything from his One Life to Live days (in his words, he played “Stinky Joey Buchanan”), his time on Firefly (“the best job I have ever or will ever have”), how best to describe Castle (“sexy, sexy, sexy…and sexy”), and if he’d consider playing a villain again (“Yes. What’s next?”). All of this after taking the red-eye to NYC Thursday night and then doing Good Morning America bright and too-damned-early Friday morning. But I’ll tell you whut: A sleepy Nathan Fillion will still get the job done. (And will still be nine feet taller than me.)

Mandi Bierly will be attentively watching tonight’s Castle premiere — my “relationship” with Nathan has rendered me unfit for that duty — so check back tomorrow for her take. And the first season’s on DVD tomorrow…relish in its plumminess.

I can’t thank the dude enough for playing along with my inane Twitter shenanigans, as well as those of you who picked up the baton and virtua-pestered him to stop by, too. Together, we can do anything, people! (Provided, of course, that “anything” means getting super-cool actors who are already coming to NYC to visit a mass entertainment publication.)

So, who else should we get to stop by? Who’s on your wish list for me to meet and, potentially, be dwarfed/embarrassed by?

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  • Morgan

    Not liking Nathan Fillion is like not liking rainbows.

    • Nathanlover

      Morgan, that is the funniest and most truthful thing I’ve heard all day. Thanks

    • Kelmar

      Preach it, Morgan!

    • CindyC.

      Or kittens!

      Nathan is perfection.

    • Christine

      Morgan,I could not agree more!

    • Heather

      LOL Too funny.

    • Erin

      Can I steal that for an LJ icon? :)

    • Jenn

      Morgan, what an amazing thing to say… I LOOOOOVE rainbows! Whenever I see on it makes me incredibly happy… Which is exactly what happens when I think of Nathan Fillion… cuz I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Nathan Fillion! Nathan Fillion IS my rainbow!

  • Nathanlover

    I got to meet him at Dragon Con last year and he really is the nicest person ever. He took up time with everyone that wanted to speak with him all the while with a smile on his face. After talking to him I’m an even bigger fan now. I can’t wait for Castle to start back tonight.

  • PMD

    OMG I love Nathan Fillion. And you for your highlarious man crush!!!

  • Sofie

    That was hilarious!! I heart Nathan too, Marc!

  • wombat

    gratuitous nudity? i say full frontal fillion!!

  • Michelle

    Loves it!! More please! He really is a funny and good-natured person and he oozes charm but not in a smarmy way.

  • *lg*

    HIS HAIR IS FAKE! color me shocked!

    • Babs

      That there is what you call a “comedy bit”.

      • mallory

        Okay, it wasn’t really fake?? b/c I about flipped when he said that…so, to be clear…is his hair real? call me dense, but I need to be sure! :) hahah anyway, love Nathan Fillion! love love love him!

      • anei

        Yep. Just Fillion being funny as all get out. Love that man.

      • anei

        (Which is to say, no, Mallory, it isn’t fake. Don’t worry!)

      • Dweezil

        Wheevor wrote this, you know how to make a good article.

  • Michelle

    My crush on that man knows no bounds! Congrats on getting our favorite Captain to show, Marc!

    • Lotta

      What an aewomse way to explain this┬Śnow I know everything!

  • Nerwen Aldarion

    I could watch Nathan everyday! So glad Castle premiers tonight!

  • crispy

    “Boobs… cool!” made me LOL.

  • Amy

    Yay Marc! Honestly #nathanfillionbait is one of my top 10 favorite twitter hashtags, tons of fun. (sigh… Nathan Fillion)

  • Via

    i think I’ve just been converted. I now see w/clear eyes the awsomeness that is Nathan Fillion, and I will be tuning in to ‘Castle’ tonight for an extra dose! I’d only really known him as Caleb from ‘BTVS,’ but this along w/his appearance on last nights Emmys did it for me. Weird that the two Whedon projects he’s starred in have been the only ones I never watched – gonna have to change that.

    • Sharly Farley

      If you’ve never seen Firefly or Serenity, you haven’t seen Nathan Fillion at all.

  • CandyMaize

    And just when you think you can’t possibly love Nathan Fillion any more than you already do .. he does stuff like this :-)

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  • Ragna

    This definitely brightened up my day a whole lot.

  • electricspacegirl

    Hilarious video. I had to re-watch it to get the laughs out. Nathan is so awesome.

    Since you asked, you should get Alexander Skarsgard of True Blood to stop by. My girlfriends and I just can’t get enough of him!

    • orville

      Abso-freakin-lutely. He could do the whole interview in Swedish and I’d be transfixed.

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