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












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?


Originally posted September 21 2009 — 2:35 PM EDT

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