Inverse Interview: Nathan Fillion Talks Suicide Squad and Two Girls, A Guy and a Pizza Place Reunion
Fillion’s masked mercenary is an oddity even inside the stranger-makes-you-stronger world of The Suicide Squad, DC Comics’ most exuberantly balls-to-the-wall superhero blockbuster yet (and a quasi-sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad).
As T.D.K., who has the strange ability to detach his limbs and control them from afar, Fillion commits to a tongue-in-cheek riff on Arm-Fall-Off-Boy (an honest-to-goodness comic-book character who debuted in Secret Origins #46, in 1989). As this weird hero dodges bullets along a South American shoreline, Fillion says all the sand offered him some uncomfortable realism to offset the manufactured mayhem.
I would not have gotten this far if I wasn’t game. I’ve played a witch. I’ve played an assassin. How do you say “no” to Ryan Murphy? You just know it’s gonna be good.
“It’s really fun because Harry gets social situations wrong and there’s a lot of humor that comes out of that,” Tudyk told SYFY WIRE prior to the show’s premiere on SYFY last month.
“Formidable” is often used to describe Gina Torres’ onscreen presence whether she’s playing the unflappable second-in-command on a ramshackle spaceship in Firefly, a midriff-baring Sumerian princess on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, or a high-powered layer intent on making the most of her second chance on Pearson. And the statuesque actor, whose genre-laden career now spans three decades, certainly emanates competence and poise, making her look like every bit the natural-born leader. But a closer inspection of the DNA of a Gina Torres character reveals as much warmth and vulnerability as poise and prowess – it’s not for nothing that Firefly’s Zoë and Wash are one of the most beloved TV couples in the ‘verse.
“At this stage, as times have changed, as we are changing the landscape and experiencing people of colour in a wide variety of situations… and not just people of colour, but of LGBTQ ad women and all of that… now I get to be this beautifully, fully fleshed-out human being in this show,” she continues. “I do get to be a wife, I do get to be a mother and a bada** all at the same time.”
“I’d come back from shooting a pilot that will never see the light of day, and I kind of went into that place that we all did. ‘Will I ever work again? What’s that going to look like?'” Torres, 51, exclusively told Us Weekly, noting that it was when “everything was shutting down” due to the pandemic. “Then I got a call that Tim wanted to talk – and it was the best phone call of the year.”
Morena Baccarin recently appeared on Rolling Stone’s First Times and spoke about moving to America and her experiences on Firefly, Gotham, Greenland, working with Ryan…
It was like a real family. We got on each other’s nerves, we talked a lot, we disciplined. It was fun. We spend a lot of time together and had a lot of challenging moments. And when you’re working with a child — he was a real champ — but you have to bank his stuff first for many reasons, hours and also exhaustion, and it was good and bad.
It was just the perfect kind of music for me. He’s a troubadour. He’s a poet. The way that he uses language. He just does that thing with my brain where it just gives me glee and joy.
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