Nathan Fillion has defended longtime working partner Joss Whedon, revealing on the You are inside podcast that he would work with the filmmaker again without hesitation. Whedon cast Fillion to play the lead role. Firefly, It’s all 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 misconduct 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 explained Whedon’s story on the podcast. “funny, self-deprecating, incredibly talented” “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 added. “I would work with him again in a second.”
Whedon spoke to actor about the possibility of continuing, he said. FireflyThe cult Western drama “The Friend,” aired on Fox in 2002 for one season. It was then resurrected as a feature film. Serenity in 2005. Fillion stated, “We talk, we joke, we fantasize.”The actor said 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.
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”Because he was afraid his affair would be revealed.
Buffy costume designer Cynthia Bergstrom Whedon had a violent relationship with her in a dispute about the design of Season 5’s 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 claimed that he did not. “believe”Bergstrom’s tale because “I know I would get angry, but I was never physical with people.”