I've always fantasized about being on TV. And I was. Then I fantasized about being in the movies. What could be better than captain of a space ship? I get to ride horses, shoot guns, have adventures...
Joss is boss! Everything that comes out of each of our mouths is 100% Joss.
Yeah, thereís no way Iíd let someone else do Mal. Hell no.
[On the release of Serenity] Itís a little unreal. My legs are, I confess, a little wobbly. Iím a little bit sweaty. I powdered down to make sure I stayed dry. But itís been a long time coming.
Oh yeah. Iím very funny. Donít you worry, Iím very funny. Malcolm Reynolds is a particular kind of fellow. Whereas I would invite Hans Solo to a party, I certainly wouldnít want to have Malcolm Reynolds there. But Harrison Ford, thatís a man I admire. Heís great at playing every man, just a regular guy.
My favorite Joss moment was when he said, 'You got the job.'
And I was in love. Right off the bat, I was in love. And I didnít even know how they spoke, just a line here and there. I thought, ďThis is the greatest show.Ē I had a ton of questions, and I went to Joss Whedon. This is a man who when he creates something in his mind leaves no stone unturned. Heís got every detail. And I was in, I wanted it so bad. I fell in love then, right then. Before I even got the audition, I was in love.
My concern is this: Will there be a rift between the original "I watched and loved the series before the movie came out" fans, and the "I loved this movie, so went and bought the dvd set" fans? Will the two groups haves different titles? Like Origies and Newbies? Or Browncoats and Purplebellies? How about Stale-ies and Freshies? Gimme some more, guys.
Itís exactly the same with the exception of the level of pride we have is far higher. Our sin is pride. We had the sin of pride doing that movie. We were so happy to be back together, number one. And to be doing ďFireflyĒ or ďSerenityĒ again.
Joss is a brilliant man. Heís one of those guys that is so very, very clever, he can leave you in the dust intellectually. But heís one of those guys that keeps his feet on the ground and doesnít ever make you feel stupid. Heís far more intelligent than I. How he does it? I donít know. If I could kill him and take that talent I would.
[On why Firefly was cancelled] This is the question that everybody asks me. If I knew the whys and wherefores of studio producers and production, Iíd be a smarter man and get paid more than I do - Which is $50. Thatís my going rate.
The series being cancelled was such a heartbreak. I broke the cardinal rule of donít fall in love with what youíre doing, because the rug can get yanked out from underneath you, and when it did, I was heartbroken.