"I’ve found a real comfort in the idea of a hero that has flaws, a hero that is real, an actual person. Not everybody is good all the time, that’s reality. Sometimes as a hero, or as the hero of the story, you have to make hard decisions. Firefly taught me that. Joss Whedon taught me a great deal about the hero that’s not quite a hero. He taught me about bad guys—bad guys don’t think that they’re bad guys, bad guys think that they’re heroes."
Read the rest of his interview here. Thanks, AV Club!
I wonder who Nathan Fillion can be in my imaginary family tree. Probably the family friend I swooned over as a middle schooler. (And still swoon over, frankly.)