Nathan Fillion, beloved Firefly star (and current fan-frontrunner to play Nathan Drake in the forthcoming Uncharted movie), recently spoke to IFC via telephone. Topics covered, sadly, didn’t actually include Uncharted. However, in the interview Fillion does mention being drawn to bad-boy/anti-hero roles, such as Firefly’s Malcolm Reynolds and Castle’s Richard Castle.
IFC: “Speaking of Whedon, the only villain I’ve known you to play was Caleb on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Do you feel you’re ever typecast as the nice guy?”
Fillion: “Not in the least. If anything, I’m typecast as a guy who’s maybe not so nice. He’s the hero who’s the anti-hero, or you think he’s a nice guy but he’s an adulterer. I’ve played so many roles, like a man who is married who cheats on his wife.”
While not exactly classic Drake, I’m keying in on the word “anti-hero” here folks. It seems that Fillion is no stranger to the sort of rugged charm and humorous disposition that make Drake such a likable character. Consider this interview one more little nudge in the right direction of getting Nathan to play, well, Nathan!