It’s no secret that I have long admired Nathan Fillion’s ruggedly handsomeness and so I thought it only fair that I should share my sweet Nathan with all of you.
Did you know Nathan is Canadian? That’s right all my friends to the north, you can claim him as one of your own. No matter. He lives in Los Angeles now and that’s way closer to me than Canada. Winner!
He was born just two days before my sixth birthday. I’m sure at the time I didn’t realize the enormity of Nathan’s birth, but at least now when I blow out my birthday candles, I can imagine he’s doing the same thing (and obviously thinking of me, too).
Nathan’s had a long career in Hollywood, but most of his stuff you’ve probably never heard of, unless you’re a Browncoat, then you know all about his stint on One Life to Live and his small roll in Saving Private Ryan.
Did you know he is also the voice of Buck in the Halo video games? Makes the game a whole lot sexier, doesn’t it?
What’s that you say? What’s a ‘Browncoat’? Ah, my sweet friends, a Browncoat is, basically, a HUGE fan of Firefly, the show Nathan starred in as Captain Malcom Reynolds. It only ran a few episodes before being cancelled (BOO!), but then they came out with a cool movie called Serenity and the Browncoats rejoiced! I’m not a Browncoat, but if you’d like to find out more information about them and join their faction, here’s the best site on the web. Mr. Fillion is one of those rare actors who will do anything for his fans. If there’s a gathering at a convention, he’ll show up unannounced. Not only that, but he has a huge heart and is always finding ways to give back. In fact, he’s involved with an organization called Kids Need to Read! How cool is that?
If you go to that site, you can watch a funny video of Nathan talking about how Kids Need to Read got started. Well, sort of.
Last year at Comic-Con I was *this* close to Nathan. Seriously, he was standing right behind me. My husband surreptitiously took a picture, but it’s not near the quality of pics I want for the blog, so you’ll just have to trust me. *This* close, people! If I’d stopped walking, he would’ve bumped into me. Dang! That’s okay, I always have this year… (insert evil laugh here)
Most of you might know Nathan from his gig on Castle where he plays a writer who helps out the police. His partner is the gorgeous Stan Katic and if you’ve never seen the show, you need to check it out. It airs on Monday nights and Amber West did a brilliant write up about it on her blog, so hop over there to check it out.
But I digress… Before Castle, Nathan starred in this little movie called Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog with Neil Patrick Harris. They made this tragicomedy back in 2008 during the writer’s strike. It was intended for internet distribution only and immediately became a hit. Best line from the movie? ‘The hammer is my penis’. If you don’t know what that means, you need to watch it to find out. If you know, then you’re laughing right now, aren’t you?
What’s next for our sweet Nathan? You mean besides me finding him at Comic-Con and becoming BFFs with him and getting to hang out together laughing our butts off? Just something that brings two of my favorite things in the whole world together.
Nathan will be starring as Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing later this year.
Be still my freaking heart. Shakespeare and Nathan Fillion? Oh. My. Stars.
Yep, 2012 is going to be an amazing year, folks. If the world does end on 12/21/2012, let it be after this film is released. Jus’ sayin’.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at my sweet Nathan. So, tell us, who’s your crush? You know you’ve got one, go ahead and fess up. We won’t tell. Promise.