By Gina Carbone
Well, it took me long enough.
My friend Lisa has been crushing on Nathan Fillion for a while — I think she’s a “Serenity” fan, but when I hear “Serenity” I still think “Serenity Now.”
That’s not what got me.
I have “Firefly” in my Netflix queue, but as of now it’s still just a bug.
No, I read my Entertainment Weekly/Bible this week and saw the Stupid Questions with Nathan.
You’ll have to get the issue (Katherine Heigl is on the cover. Sorry.) for the whole interview — but it’s worth it!
Here’s the equivalent of a deleted scene from the interview, posted at EW.com:
NATHAN FILLION: You know, you never know who’s going to break into your home when you have a lightsaber handy… I had a party one night, and I was escorting the last of my guests to her car, and I looked down the street, and about four or five houses down, somebody was outside whippin’ a lightsaber around, a purple one. I said, Ohmygod, this is perfect. So I ran back into my house, got my lightsaber, it’s blue, hid it behind my back, and casually walked down the street. This kid, I’d put him in, like, his early 20s, sees me, and tries to act cool playing with the lightsaber. I said, “Hey, how you doin’?” He’s like, “Oh, hey. Good, good.” I said, “Oh, matter of fact, I’ve been looking for you.” [Lightsaber noise] And I whip out my lightsaber, and he doesn’t even laugh. I’m like, “Man, I walked down the whole block for this bit. It’s funnier than that.” I did scare the crap out of a couple that was standing on the sidewalk chatting right there. Then it was worth it.
This guy is adorable. A sweet, sexy mainstream nerd who put in his Twitter bio “It costs nothing to say something kind. Even less to shut up altogether.”
Till now, that is.
Now I’m watching DWTS because it’s on before “Castle.”
OK, Cult of Nathan Fillion. You have me. I’ve joined the fold.
Where do I go from here?