Would we drink coffee with Nathan Fillion?
Kristy: Um… you’re kidding right? Is this even a question? Of course, I would drink coffee with Nathan Fillion. We’re talking about a man I’ve loved in three different television series. Though I know as a geeky fangirl I’m almost required to love Malcolm Reynolds, Mr. Fillion will always be Joey Buchanan to me. I have actually chosen to believe that Malcolm Reynolds IS Joey Buchanan. I figure if Viki can have a whole city buried in her backyard, her son could captain a spaceship. One of the things I love most about Mr. Fillion is that, unlike many actors who were given their start by soaps, he never tries the fact that he started on One Life to Live. He’s told some amazingly touching stories about some of his costars. Perhaps we can get more out of him? On top of being talented and associated with several aspects of my fangirl identity, he also knows how to bring the funny when he’s not scripted. So after I get done with any embarrassing fangirl squeeing, it’s possible we can also have an entertaining conversation (if I haven’t terrified him by that point).
Cammy: You betcha I’m gonna be there. For one thing, I don’t think it’s possible that he won’t bring the funny. I just can’t imagine it. If it were just that he was funny as Mal, I’d write it off as the script thing, but he was hilarious as Mal, hilarious in Dr. Horrible, and he continues to make us snarf in Castle (I can’t speak to his bringing of the funny in One Life to Live since I don’t do soaps). For the amount of hilarity he’s bestowed upon us already, we owe him a cup of coffee (or a beer) even if he doesn’t want to make with the jokes right then. Plus, I have to help make sure Kristy doesn’t over-fan-girl-squee on the guy. This is one of few people for whom I have real fear she might approach that scary place (really, she’s all about that Joey Buchanan thing). And, as she so astutely pointed out, if she scares him, he can’t bring the funny, or be dragged into a conversation about why other people don’t capitalize more on the fact that they were in soaps.