Nathan Fillion Talks 'Castle,' 'Firefly' and More

PARADE Modified: June 12, 2012 at 3:31 am •  Published: June 8, 2012
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In this Sunday’s issue of PARADE, Castle's Nathan Fillion, 41, reveals his favorite reads and confeses why he's hooked on books in PARADE's summer reading issue.


In the extras below, the actor opens up about his summer plans, bringing Firefly back, and the power of Twitter.


On growing up with English-teach parents.
“Grammar was a big deal. We could not use a double negative or end our sentences with prepositions. We couldn’t split infinitives. And we weren’t allowed to say ‘eh’ — you know, Canadians are fond of that stereotype of saying ‘eh’ at the end of their sentences. Now I catch my parents saying it!”

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What his parents think of him in Castle.
“My parents are big fans of anything I do. They have been far less critical of Castle than anything else I’ve done. There are other projects that that I don’t think were really their cup of tea. But Castle suits their sensibilities very well.”

On taking time off this summer.
“For this hiatus I have two very small jobs planned, and then after that it’s just free time. I’m looking forward to some travel with my brother. We take a bucket list trip every summer; he’s been an amazing travel companion. This year it’s going to be Brazil—Rio de Janeiro for sure. Morena Baccarin, who I did Firefly with, is from Brazil so she’s going to suggest I take her mom to dinner.”

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On the buzz that Firefly might be revived.
“There’ve been rumors for 10 years about that darn thing coming back. It was heartbreak for me when Firefly got canceled. The fact that we actually got a movie out of it [Serenity], bringing back characters I hadn’t had enough of yet, was a dream come true for me. Joss [Whedon] gave me the lead in a film, and that put me on a different path. Now I can be considered for a lead in a picture.

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