Nathan Fillion

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  • Nathan Fillion: I also have a cat. I’m not a cat-person, but she came with the house that I’m renting. I was told she was 18 when I moved in, so I thought, ‘How long can she possibly last?’ And that was 6 years ago – and I don’t know how many hundreds of dollars worth of bump removals, teeth removals, cleanings and vet fees I have been through since then. But of course I love her and she is worth it.

  • Nathan Fillion: (on Firefly fans' attempts to save the show) It's very Jehovah's Witness. I'm not sure if anyone's actually going door to door, but it's not far off.

  • Nathan Fillion: (on Serenity) I want it to lead to a trilogy, because I want to do this again.

  • Nathan Fillion: (about Joss Whedon) One hundred percent of the time his idea makes me look cooler.

  • Nathan Fillion: (when asked about his relationship with Joss Whedon) I'll tell you this. No one has ever shown the kind of faith in me that Joss Whedon has shown, in both giving me a lead on his sci-fi show Firefly and in letting me play a villain for the very first time. No one's ever let me play a villain before. So, I would say that I think he's done great things for my career and certainly my confidence in general.

  • Nathan Fillion (about Serenity): There is nothing like a major motion picture to make you feel a little bit better about having your TV show canceled.

  • Nathan Fillion (when asked what he likes about playing a villain): Being able to be evil. You can't do the evil things that you want to do in real life. You certainly can't because it's against the law and society says all that they have to say about being evil. You want to be bad everyday. You want to do the bad evil things that you can't get away with and now I'm able to be bad and super strong. It's a fantasy.

  • Nathan Fillion (when asked what makes Caleb unique and threatening): His accent. Never trust a southerner. No, I'm kidding. They're wonderful. You want to believe in his niceness and his charm, but he's an evil kind of crazy man who's righteous. Fear the righteous.

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  • Nathan has twice played the role of a maternity doctor. Once was when he played Dr. Adam Mayfair on Desperate Housewives and once when he played Dr. Pomatter in the 2007 flick, Waitress.

  • Nathan was engaged to actress Vanessa Marcil in the 1990's. Even though they are no longer a couple, the two have remained friendly through the years. Vanessa even mentioned in her speech at the Emmy Awards that he was the person who had helped her through tough times and gave her the strength she needed to get through them.

  • Nathan appeared in an episode of the popular TV show, Lost, in an episode entitled I Do. In both this episode and the Firefly episode Our Mrs. Reynolds, Nathan plays a man who marries a woman whose true name he does not know and is later drugged by his wife and passes out. Neither of his characters' marriages lasted long.

  • During the filming of the fight scene between Mal and the Operative in the film, Serenity, Nathan repeatedly slammed his face into the Plexiglas floor to make it look more real. As a result, his left cheek became swollen. Nobody realized this until his make up was being touched up by the make-up artist.

  • According to Joss Whedon, Nathan blinked when he wasn't supposed to in the opening scene of Serenity (the pilot episode of Firefly) and it had to be removed with CGI.

  • Nathan's recent film, Slither, did not earn its budget at the box office. The film earned 12.2 million US dollars worldwide, but the total budget (including marketing) was 29.5 million US dollars.

  • Nathan and Alicia Silverstone had the opportunity to work together again when he was cast as Adam Logan on Miss Match.

  • When Nathan won best actor at the 2006 SyFy Genre Awards for his portrayal of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in Firefly, the show had been off the air for around 3 years.

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