Nathan Fillion answers a Stupid Question about his lightsaber

Nathan-FillionImage Credit: Bob D'Amico/ABCFor the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, Castle star Nathan Fillion submitted to a round of Stupid Questions. Sample: Speaking about you, Joss Whedon once told EW, “I honestly believe he’s Harrison Ford, if given a shot.” What then, if I may ask, is in that shot glass? Answer: “I’m more of a girl shot — if it has the name of a soda pop or a slippery body part, that’s more of a shot for me.”

Due to space, we were unable to use our favorite of Fillion’s responses. Enjoy it below. Tune in tonight for the conclusion of the two-part “Castle event” (ABC, 10 p.m. EST). There’s still a serial killer on the loose.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You once admitted to keeping a lightsaber by your front door for home security. Who exactly were you expecting to break in — Jawas?

NATHAN FILLION: You know, you never know who’s going to break into your home when you have a lightsaber handy… I had a party one night, and I was escorting the last of my guests to her car, and I looked down the street, and about four or five houses down, somebody was outside whippin’ a lightsaber around, a purple one. I said, Ohmygod, this is perfect. So I ran back into my house, got my lightsaber, it’s blue, hid it behind my back, and casually walked down the street. This kid, I’d put him in, like, his early 20s, sees me, and tries to act cool playing with the lightsaber. I said, “Hey, how you doin’?” He’s like, “Oh, hey. Good, good.” I said, “Oh, matter of fact, I’ve been looking for you.” [Lightsaber noise] And I whip out my lightsaber, and he doesn’t even laugh. I’m like, “Man, I walked down the whole block for this bit. It’s funnier than that.” I did scare the crap out of a couple that was standing on the sidewalk chatting right there. Then it was worth it.

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  • Beth

    Awww – I’d laugh!

    • Q

      I’d be too busy having a nerdgasm to laugh.

      • Jeremy W.


      • Miss M

        Thirded! OMG he’s the sexiest, funniest man alive!

      • Alia

        Fourthed. Forget about laughing; I think I’d be too busy having a nerdgasm to remain conscious.

      • Beth

        Ahaha, yeah – I guess I would too.

      • Teleholic

        Fifthed. I want to marry this man :D


        GREAT IDEA = Remake the prequels from scratch – have Anakin as a young man – played by Joshua Jackson and have a Han Solo type character played by Nathan Fillion – and have it written and directed by Peter Jackson.

      • Alan of Montreal

        not that I’m against the idea, for obvious reasons, but why do so many people associate the casting of Anakin with Canadians?

      • spikenalabama

        Sixth…I want to marry him and bear his children. :-P

  • Karen B

    Damn… He could not be more charming if he tried. Any mere mortal of a man would sound like a nerd in that story. Somehow, sigh, it makes him even sexier!

    • Elizabeth

      seriously! just when i thought i couldn’t have more of a crush on him…sigh.

  • Maserda

    Did he at least have a lightsaber fight with the kid?

  • Vilya

    Nathan, honey, I would have a lightsaber duel with you anytime, anyplace. Every time I think I’ve heard the best story about him, I read something like this and my fangirl squee reaches new levels!

  • Di

    I’m totally a woo girl for Nathan Fillion.

  • Sara (other one)

    Nathan Fillion coming towards me, squee. Nathan Fillion coming towards me with a lightsaber, supersonic mega-squee.

  • Q

    Yay. Every little charming anecdote helps me get over how scary he was in Buffy.

  • Carol

    lol, how awesome can he be? great story. would love to see the lightsaber duel.

  • JMB

    LOVE him!!!!!

  • Lady K

    He has a lightsaber. How COOL is that!! He really is all that and a bag of baked Cheetos! I want the rest of the interview! What other stupid questions did you get him to answer? And I have a girl shot for him — it is called an “After Eight!’

    • Yelhsa

      How SHINEY is that!!

  • CC

    He is totally aDORKable! Love him, Love his show, Castle. Really…Nathan is just made of pure win.

  • BrandonK

    LOL! I love him.

  • Janice

    Nathan, honey….. CALL ME!

  • AquaDragonUK

    Squee – Nathan Fillon is fab :-)

  • Ceballos

    I just want to know what that kid’s problem was? Did he have his sense of humor removed when he was younger or was he just absolutely shocked that Nathan Fillion was challenging him to a lightsaber duel?

    • Pastafarian

      it was prolly surgically removed via a prevous freak lightsaber accident.

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