Nathan Fillion has defended longtime working partner Joss Whedon, revealing on the You Inside podcast that he would work with the filmmaker again without hesitation. Whedon cast Fillion as the lead role in his film. Firefly, There is much to be said about nothing and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and appeared in several episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Several actors have accused Whedon of misconductAnd toxic workplace behavior, such as Buffy star Charisma Carpenter and Justice League actor Ray Fisher. Gal Gadot also claimed that Whedon threatened her career.
New York Magazine published a profile of Whedon in January outlining the various allegations against him. Whedon denies insulting Gadot in January Justice League production, saying, “I don’t threaten people. Who does that? English is not her first language, and I tend to be annoyingly flowery in my speech.”
“I read that article, and nowhere in there at any point in time did he mention Firefly. I had an entirely – that was not my experience with that man,”Fillion described Whedon in detail on the podcast. “funny, self-deprecating, incredibly talented”And “maybe a little haunted.”
“I mean, listen by his own admission that guy’s a work in progress, and I appreciate that…I would work with Joss again in a second,”Fillion was added. “I would work with him again in a second.”
Whedon had spoken to the actor informally about continuing his role. Firefly, the cult Western drama in cult space that aired on Fox for just one season in 2002. It was then resurrected to make the feature film Serenity in 2005. Fillion said “We talk, we joke, we fantasize.”The actor responded that they were Firefly to continue without Whedon, “It would be heartbreaking. How can you?”
Fischer’s allegations proved to be damaging to Whedon’s career. In July 2020, Fischer claimed Whedon had acted in bad faith. Justice LeagueWas “gross, abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable.”Warner Bros. launched an investigation into the statement, which ultimately led to “remedial action”Whedon is not to be trusted
New York MagazineWhedon was also accused of misconduct in the workplace. Buffy production crew. One crew member reported that Whedon and one show’s actors were having an affair in her office. Whedon admitted to having an affair with the actor but said that the story was true. “seems false”He feared that his affair would become public.
Buffy costume designer Cynthia Bergstrom Whedon was violently with her in Season 5’s dispute over the design of the costumes. “I was like, ‘Joss, let’s just get [Sarah Michelle Gellar] dressed,'”Bergstrom. “He grabbed my arm and dug in his fingers until his fingernails imprinted the skin and I said, ‘You’re hurting me.'”Whedon stated that he doesn’t “believe”Bergstrom’s story is because: “I know I would get angry, but I was never physical with people.”