Crush of the Month ~ Nathan Fillion

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?

Me too.

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.

60 thoughts on “Crush of the Month ~ Nathan Fillion”

  1. Emma BurcartEmma Burcart

    I love Nathan Fillion! I watch him on castle now, but I remember him from One Life To Live when I was a kid. I never saw Firefly. Space cowboys aren’t really my thing. But I might check it out on netflix sometime. But Nathan is more of a friend crush to me. I think he’s super funny and would make a great friend. My big, all time crush is definitely Will Smith. I have loved him forever! But I’ve now given up on waiting for him to leave Jada. I’m moving on. Until his next movie comes out, that is.

  2. Natalie HartfordNatalie Hartford

    Fantabulous darlin’! I didn’t really crush on him but I do now! Yummy….and this year, definitely stop walking, get bumped into, and tell us ALL about it!!
    My crush…hmmmm….I am not sure! I am going to see Contraband tonight with hubby and I’ll admit it, I find Mark Wahlberg quite lovely to look at. LOL!!

  3. Myndi Shafer...one stray sock away from insanity.Myndi Shafer...one stray sock away from insanity.

    Totally crushing on Mr. Fillion. The hubster and I are watching Firefly for the first time on Netflix. We’re totally Browncoats now. 🙂 And Much Ado About Nothing?!?? How have I not heard of this??

  4. ValerieValerie

    He is a doll. Isn’t it wonderful that we can ogle handsome men from afar. I rarely know their names, even tv and movie stars. Mostly I don’t care, unless they’re really spectacular actors and I want to see other work.

  5. Amber WestAmber West

    So much to say…I…I…

    ::head ‘asplode::

    I have a thing for Canadians. They are always so nice. (Really. I went to Canada to investigate what I thought was just an exaggeration. Great peeps. I wanted to learn French, start saying “aboot”, and move there immediately.) I also love Northeastern US people…not at all for the same reason, though.

    But I digress…

    I’ve been watching Mr. Fillion for some time. Remember Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place?

    Mr. Fillion and I share a birthday. Not the year. I’m younger, but the day. Also, my little brother hung out with his brother at a Con a year ago. That means we are practically dating when our family hangs out, right?

    For those still reading this comment (why, hello!) the new take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado is a Joss Whedon production. Joss is responsible for Firefly and Dr. Horrible, so there are quite a few actors in Much Ado from his previous work. VERY EXCITING!

    But back to Nathan…you should check him out on The Nerdist Special on BBC America from December.

    Oh look, cause I love you, here is a clip: http://www.bbcamerica.com/the-nerdist/videos/nathan-fillion-on-firefly/

    ::takes a breath::

    Ok. I’ll stop now.

    • Tiffany A WhiteTiffany A White

      Anytime I see Nathan’s name, I immediately think of my Amber….reading this, I just realized that I don’t know her birthday! Someone better tell me….

      Quick – when’s Nathan’s birthday?

      LOL

    • patriciasandspatriciasands

      Amber! No wonder we Canuks are such fans of yours! We can feel the love coming through … working on an honorary citizenship for you …

      • Amber WestAmber West

        Oooo! That would be amazing. Just tell me what I need to do. I can totally work on my accent. 🙂

  6. Shannyn SchroederShannyn Schroeder

    I’m very jealous at the near-meets you guys have had. I never watched Firefly, but I’ve heard so much about it, I think I’ll have to look for it on Netflix. I love Castle and I’m so happy they’re finally back to new episodes.

  7. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    Lovely tribute to a worthy crush, Tameri! Can’t wait for Much Ado About Nothing.

    Okay, call me odd, but I’ve never had a celeb crush, except on a few I’ve met. (I’d like to think the crush would’ve formed regardless of their star-ness, but who knows?) Two of them I never would’ve imagined crushing over, based on their reputations/TV personalities, etc… I did have a recurring dream at one point that Ross (from “Friends”) proposed. Does that count?? LOL

    You rock, woman. Thanks for the great post!

  8. susielindaususielindau

    He just won the People’s Choice Award too! One of my favs for sure!

  9. Fabio BuenoFabio Bueno

    Browncoat here. Firefly is awesome! I have the DVD, and all. I _still_ can’t believe they cancelled it.
    Since we’re sharing, I don’t have a crush, but Michelle Pfeiffer has had a crush on me for about… what? 25 years now? Has it been that long, Michelle?
    Or maybe it was the other way around. Can’t really say. As we get older, the memories fade.

  10. Louise behielLouise behiel

    I love Nathan. watch Castle every Monday. and he’s Canadian. Even better. Thx for the moment of lust.

  11. Debra KristiDebra Kristi

    Letting me geekdom show, but this is a good crowd to do that in. Total Browncoat here! But I also loved him on Buffy! What about Buffy, girlfriend? He plays evil very well. I’m such a geek, I wanted to get a Jane shirt for the next Comic Con. LOL But they are all men’s T-shirts and I like the women’s cut. What’s a girl to do? We are totally meeting up there, right?

    • Amber WestAmber West

      Butting in – a friend is knitting me his hat. 🙂

  12. Elena AitkenElena Aitken

    Ohhh, I LOVE him!
    I must tell you, given that I am Canadian… when I first saw Nathan Fillion on tv, I thought, “wow, that guy looks familiar!”
    Yup, I totally dated his cousin!
    Given it was in grade nine, but still.
    🙂

  13. Tiffany A WhiteTiffany A White

    Your Celebrity Crush beat out my Celebrity Crush this week at the People’s Choice Awards, Tameri – you know who mine is, right? Ian Somerhalder/Damon Salvatore? So, your guy must be pretty darn HOT! 🙂

    Fun post!

  14. Angela WallaceAngela Wallace

    Love Castle! Firefly was cool too, but I’m glad he moved on to mystery writer/detective. 😀

  15. Coleen PatrickColeen Patrick

    He is very cute! 🙂

  16. patriciasandspatriciasands

    Tameri – may all your dreams come true! You should go to Elena’s next high school reunion with her and see if you can get to Nathan through his cousin. Canadians are very friendly, you know, eh?

  17. Angela Orlowski-PeartAngela Orlowski-Peart

    Another Browncoat here! Hey, remember him on Buffy? It was a while ago but still vivid in my mind (although James Marsters will always be my number one on Buffy).

  18. Tracie Banister (@traciebanister)Tracie Banister (@traciebanister)

    Cosign on all of the Nathan Fillion love. I had been aware of him going all the way back to his soap days, but I didn’t start to crush until I saw Waitress, which was the most wonderful, poignant, little film and Nathan was just so dreamy and delicious in it. SIGH I was thrilled when Castle took off because I think Nathan is so good in it and he had had such bad luck with TV shows not making it.

    My current celebrity crush is Tom Hardy. The accent, the muscles, the tatts, those lips . . . YUM Every time I see the trailer for This Means War, I practically swoon. In addition to the hotness, I think that Tom is a really charismatic and talented actor. I was blown away the first time I saw him in Wuthering Heights (the version that aired on PBS a few years back.) He’s just great in everything he does, plus he’s a real charmer in interviews, just like Nathan.

  19. Kate MacNicolKate MacNicol

    Your Nathan? insert *pout* You are going to share aren’t you??? Hey Tameri, I’m in Canada right now and can actually see your blog cus I’m far, far away from evil Hughes.net. What are the odds of my being here and you writing about one of my very favorite Canadians? Love the SpaceCowboy picture! Thanks for the delightful start to my snowy, cold morning. I’m all snuggy and warm now! I’ll have to check out the video.

  20. Bridgette BoothBridgette Booth

    Until Castle, I wasn’t aware of Nathan because I thought he was Brendan Fraser. Forgive me?

  21. mj monaghanmj monaghan

    Wife and I are big fans of Castle. Hadn’t seen him in anything before that. Will have to check out Firefly.

  22. Lena CorazonLena Corazon

    One of the best things my last boyfriend ever did was expose me to the wonders that is Firefly. I lovelovelove Nathan Fillion, and oh boy, I can’t get enough of him as Captain Hammer. I watched Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog because Netflix recommended it, and when Nathan emerged singing, I about died from a combination of hilarity and love.

    I still haven’t gotten around to watching Castle (I wish Netflix would stream it!), but I have no doubt that he is amazing on it. One of my former students works with the art department on the show, and I am wildly jealous. 😀

  23. BarbBarb

    I, too am one of the heartbroken when Firefly was cancelled. The network didn’t do it justice. We held a Firefly marathon over college winter break. I’d volunteer to get stuck in an elevator with Mr. Fillion anytime. Of course, he’s so clever and creative…he’d have us out in minutes.

  24. EmmaEmma

    I loved him in Firefly, quite freqently take out my boxset just to look at him! He was also the evil, women-hating priest in the final season of Buffy

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