This upcoming episode “Headhunters” reunites star Nathan Fillion with his former FIREFLY co-star Adam Baldwin for a bit of light-hearted fun and adventure. In an exclusive interview, Adam Baldwin talked about what it was like working on CASTLE bringing the memorable character of Detective Ethan Slaughter to life along side his long-time friend and co-star Nathan Fillion.
It looks like FIREFLY’s dynamic duo are back together again with you and Nathan Fillion working on CASTLE.ADAM: Roger that. We’re up to some thrilling heroics. This time the tables are a bit turned because my character Ethan Slaughter gets to be in charge more than Nathan did on FIREFLY and SERENITY. So I was stoked for that bit of sweet revenge and boss him around a bit.
Did he take that with good humor?ADAM: Oh absolutely! Nathan Fillion and I have been friends for 10 years now. Working with him is like slipping on an old comfortable brown coat.
I love how you inserted the Browncoat reference there! Speaking of Browncoats, may be you could talk about whether this character was created just for you. It certainly feels like it because it has some shades of Jayne Cobb feeling to it.ADAM: I don’t know what the initial inspiration was, but I did get a text from Nathan just inquiring after the show I was on before CHUCK ended its run, and it said, “Would you maybe be available for a character that’s coming down the pipe ’cause there’s a guy on the show that might fit you?” And I said, “Absolutely! To work with you again, absolutely!” And so once they heard that I could do it that they were able to craft it more — well, once they got the nod from the producers and the network and all that stuff — to craft it more toward my wheelhouse.
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