Charity Buzz is auctioning off a day on set with Nathan Fillion in LA while he shoots Castle. Proceeds will benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. Click here if you would like to bid on this auction or find out more information.

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    You and a guest will spend the day on set with Nathan Fillion as he films Castle in Los Angeles!

    Nathan Fillion plays novelist Richard Castle on the hit TV series Castle and is also known for his role as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on the popular TV series Firefly. Nathan has been named one of “TV’s Sexiest Men” and is a two time People’s Choice Award winner.

    Donated By: Nathan Fillion

  • Valid for 2 people. Approximate duration of the total on set experience will be 4-8 hours. Please note that Nathan will be filming during that time and based on his production schedule, may or may not be able to join the winner for lunch. While Nathan will make every effort to spend as much time with the winner as possible, the exact duration of one-on-one time cannot be guaranteed. To be scheduled at a mutually agreeable date; based on Nathan Fillion’s availability. Expires 1 year from the close of the auction. The winner may take a photo. The winner can take something small to be signed. Cannot be resold or re-auctioned. Travel and accommodations are not included. Winning bidder and guest(s) subject to security screening. We expect all winning bidders and their guests to conduct themselves appropriately when attending an experience won at Charitybuzz. Polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must.


I’ve added photos of the cast at last night’s Paley Center event, as well as photos of events that Nathan, Susan, and Tamala have attended this past week. Check them out at the links below.

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Nathan was photographed on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards tonight. Check out photos at the link below.

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Nathan Fillion wants to light dynamite from a cigarette.

He also wants to crack a safe.

In fact, the Castle star has at the ready, on his iPhone, a whole list of things he has yet to do as an actor, yet aspires to. Someday.

“Land a plane…. Play my own double…. Hit a detonator button…,” he rattles off from his “to-do” list — in response to a TVLine reader’s question — during my visit to the ABC drama’s set. Continuing on: “Use a dynamite plunger…. Walk away from an explosion, in slow motion…. Defuse a bomb…..” Fillion stops, then reaches his thumb for the backspace button. “Actually, I can scratch that last one off. I did that,” in last season’s Castle episode, “Still.”

THE MARRYING MAN? | As mystery novelist Richard Castle, Fillion has in fact helped his partner in crimefighting, Kate Beckett (played by Stana Katic), “defuse” all sorts of intense situations. But as Season 5 drew to a close, the proverbial fuse was burning on their biggest collaboration of all: romance.

To recap: For four years, Castle and his NYPD detective muse indeed danced around their ever-increasing feelings for one another, ultimately caving in to their desires in the Season 4 finale. Last season then found them trying, with some (albeit ephemeral) success, to keep their relationship under wraps at the 12th precinct. It all built to last May’s season finale, in which Castle blindsided his love with a ring and a question: “Katherine Houghton Beckett — will you marry me?”

Getting Rick on bended knee wasn’t easy, the way Season 5 winded down. In fact, for a stretch there, viewers — and Kate herself — had to wonder if he was going to go the other way with his swing set speechifying and bail on their relationship. After all, a prior episode found Kate calling into question Rick’s appreciation of her, priming the head-turning cop for a pass from a dashing wannabe suitor (played by Ioan Gruffudd in the episode “The Squab and the Quail”).

While some were quick to carp that those obstacles weren’t organic, that Kate’s concerns about Rick’s commitment did not jibe with the fact that he sat on a bomb with her, Fillion appreciates the need for friction.

“When you’re watching television, you tend to want for a fairytale. But what we, I think, are experiencing on Castle is more reality-driven,” he offers. “These things happen in real life. These. Things. Happen. All the time. People make decisions in the moment that have repercussions, and it doesn’t seem like a big deal in the moment, but the repercussions are there. That is real life.”

CASTLE PULLS THE TRIGGER | Reflecting on Rick’s ultimate play there at the playground, Fillion says, “It seemed like a natural progression,” adding that the show’s creator Andrew W. Marlowe and the writers “have been very artful” over the years “with the ‘Will they, won’t they,’ they will, where will it go from here” dynamic between the lead characters.

“It’s a bit of a dance,” he observes, “because when you’ve got a successful television program that’s doing well, you don’t want to mess with it too much, you don’t want any jarring changes, I don’t think. And they’ve been very artful with it.”

For Castle — who hasn’t the best track record as a husband and has never lacked female company — proposing marriage was testament to a new maturity. Yet when I ask Fillion if it made him “feel good” to see Rick take that step, as the man who plays the pretend author, he politely waves off the suggestion.

“I really don’t think of it in those terms. I think of it more in terms of the well-being of the show,” he counters. “I mean, I come to work every day and I don’t really think, ‘What’s in it for me?’ This is a real team effort, and when you’re here every day, when there’s 60 guys here and we’re all doing the same thing, and we’re all plugging away — and a lot of people here are working a lot harder than I am — I tend to think of it in terms of the well-being of the show.”

How that bended-knee business plays out for Rick and his would-be fiancee, Fillion of course can’t say. That’s what the Season 6 premiere, airing Monday at 10/9c, will reveal. Show boss Marlowe, meanwhile, teases that while the writers “toyed with” a few different outcomes, ultimately “we’re always looking for what’s most honest and what’s going to be most challenging. And with where the characters were in the finale, [the path they choose] is honest.”

ROLES OF A LIFETIME | At the time I spoke with Fillion – sitting across from each other in the 12th’s interrogation room, natch, as his ABC series was lensing Episode 3 — he had quite a summer already behind him. His Firefly boss Joss Whedon’s art house effort Much Ado About Nothing had been released two months prior. Monsters University, in which he cannily voiced a chest-puffing frat house stud, had just hit theaters. And Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, where he played the messenger god Hermes, was on its way to the Cineplex. All that, and a whole season of Castle capers in front of him.

So I must ask: “Is this the most satisfied you have ever been as an actor?”

“I’m having a really good time,” he states, grinning. “I’m always amazed that I’m continually invited to participate in projects that I’m thrilled about being a part of.

“I never really dreamed about being a waiter, but I was a waiter for years. And plugging away at a job like that is fine, but it’s not my dream,” he adds. “Now all my jobs are dream jobs. It’s a good feeling.”

Now, who has a cigarette and some dynamite…?

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Both Nathan and Molly have been quite busy this weekend, attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Check out the links below, for photos of the events they have been attending.

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Nathan Fillion’s roles paint the picture of a fearless actor, but appearing in a film of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” had him thinking twice.

He was finishing up the fourth season of the hit ABC show “Castle” and about to film the relatively small role of Dogberry for director Joss Whedon. Fillion had ridden the Whedon juggernaut since 2003, when he played a demonic priest in TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” He went on to play Mal Reynolds in the sci-fi series “Firefly,” a one-season wonder that inspired a movie and an avid fan base, and Captain Hammer, the not-so-good guy in the viral hit musical “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”

As this was to be Fillion’s first attempt at Shakespeare, you’d assume Whedon, a Bard superfan when he’s not rewriting American pop culture, had a lot of words of wisdom to impart.

“Not a ton,” Fillion said by phone recently. “The talk we did have is, at one point I tried to chicken out of this project. I was working full-time on ‘Castle’ and the date was approaching, and I realized how difficult it was to memorize Shakespeare. Joss calmed me down and talked me off the ledge, so to speak.”

Acting on the sage advice of a friend to know the meaning of everything he had to say, Fillion approached the text like a foreign language. With a dictionary in hand, he studied the text until he felt he understood every turn of phrase.

“I saw a little bit of a scene being filmed before I filmed my first scene, and everybody was on their A game, and I didn’t want to be the one guy who was not,” he said. “The material is such a huge deal when you’re doing Shakespeare. The disadvantage being, if you are one word off, you’re off. You’re not doing Shakespeare if you are a word away.”

As the star of a current television show, Fillion is “Much Ado’s” marquee name to go with Whedon’s. So he has been on the talk-show circuit in recent weeks promoting the movie and his voice work in the animated film “Monsters University.” While on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” he said he always thought of Shakespeare as “snooty.”

“Here’s what happened,” he said by way of clarifying. “That story had a point, but we went to a clip and sort of wrapped it up right away, and I don’t tell David Letterman what to do. I was trying to say that this one has brought me around on Shakespeare.”

The unjustifiably haughty Dogberry is among the least-snooty roles in the Bard’s canon. Fillion did not go to YouTube to see what others like him have done with the role of the bumbling officer and his oft-repeated line, “I am an ass” — a reference to having been called one. “This thing was such a whirlwind, but I’ll say that that line did define Dogberry for me. He’s very concerned about how he’s viewed by others. He’s very concerned about his reputation. He’s very vain. He’s pompous.”

The description calls to mind “Dr. Horrible’s” Captain Hammer, a would-be hero with an overdeveloped ego. “I wasn’t aiming at Captain Hammer when I was doing Dogberry, but looking back, I see the similarities. That’s a flaw we can all recognize, that this guy has no idea what a jerk he is.”

With Shakespeare under his belt, Fillion has a summer of promoting roles shot previously before returning to the “Castle” set for season five. The actor’s biggest ratings success has come in the cop dramedy, but when Whedon calls, he’s there.

“I love doing ‘Castle.’ We pump out 24 episodes in 10 months, and we work long hours. We do lots and lots of takes, and everyone there is a talent machine. It is a taxing endeavor, to say the least, but when you get into a groove, it doesn’t matter if you’re tired, it doesn’t matter if you’re sick. You can do it. When I work for Joss, and this project was no exception, I am always challenged in a way I have not been challenged before. And this was a real breath of fresh air, to have to work so hard to get it to be done.”


More from Fillion on the future of “Dr. Horrible,” the “Castle” cliffhanger and @NathanFillion …

– On a long-promised sequel to “Dr. Horrible,” which was filmed during the Hollywood writers’ strike in 2008:

“‘Dr. Horrible 2′ is more than probable. We had designs on actually doing something this summer but Joss had a little project … I think it was ‘Avengers 2.’ Probably some little things like that. But the thing that I enjoy, because it belongs to Joss, it’s not going anywhere and neither are we — we know where he lives.”

– On the season-ending proposal by Fillion’s character to Stana Katic’s Beckett — does he know her answer?

“I don’t. I wish I had a better answer for you. I wrapped up the last day of shooting, and I ran out of town. I didn’t even get to the wrap party; I had a job waiting for me for one weekend and then a family visit, which kind of puts me in a safe spot. I don’t have to worry about spoiler alerts.”

– Does he worry about the romance between Castle and Beckett after a few years of “will they or won’t they?”

“I used to worry about stuff like that, about the ‘Moonlighting’ curse, but (executive producer) Andrew Marlowe has shown me he can do no wrong. Obviously, it’s in great hands. It’s the little show that could, from its continued success. I just want to focus on being grateful for that success.”

– You are very engaged on social media; why do you think that’s important?

“I don’t know how important it is. It certainly has been handy. I’m not a big Facebook person. I think Facebook takes a lot of commitment. But Twitter certainly has the brevity; you can access millions of people in an instant and the response is immediate. You can connect and engage in a way that, when I was a kid and I was a fan of something I saw on TV, that was the extent of it. There were no other outlets for that fandom. Now we have the Internet, now we have conventions or participate virtually in chat rooms to share their passions … Now, fans have access to celebrities, as do I. I became Twitter buddies with William Shatner. I’ve been able to meet the man who made a true impact on my life through Twitter. I was able to sit down with him and have a chat, and I can’t imagine how that would have happened without social media.”

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