Nathan Fillion – star of Joss Whedon’s Firefly and new Sky Witness show The Rookie – is celebrating his birthday by auctioning himself off for charity.
He’s teamed up with Charity Water to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit. Anyone who donates more than $10 will be entered into the draw is to win lunch with the Buffy actor.
In the video released on the charity’s website and Fillion’s twitter feed he says:
“If you’re idea of fun is having lunch with me, then I personally guarantee that if you have lunch with me it will be fun.”
Ever feel so grateful you yearn to give something back? Ever feel like having lunch with me? Don’t fight those feelings. Check the link in my bio. I think I can help you with both of them. https://t.co/8RkoDUm60x pic.twitter.com/IkiLXXmsEW
— Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion) March 28, 2019
He then goes on to explain the rules. “Give $10 we put your name in hat. We pull your name, I’ll fly you and a friend to Los Angeles, put you up in a hotel for a couple of days and I’ll take you to lunch.”
The actor has teamed up with the charity before, already raising $577,032 from his earlier efforts, which translates into 22,929 more people having access to clean water.
663 million people in the world are living without clean water. That’s roughly one in ten of of the world’s population.
Nathan Fillion first caught TV’s attention when he starred opposite Ryan Reynolds in Trouble comedy Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place. But it was in Joss Whedon’s short-lived fan favourite Firefly that he made his name. He then went on to win a new legion of fans in comedy crime drama Castle.
Last week he returned to UK screens in Sky Witness’ new copy drama The Rookie. Fillion plays a fortysomething divorcee starting again as a trainee cop on the streets of LA.
We've heard so many good things about this. Starring @NathanFillion as a 40-year-old man pursuing his dream of becoming a police officer, crime drama #TheRookie starts Thursday 21 March, 9pm. 🚔 pic.twitter.com/UriZJIlUoB
— Sky Witness (@SkyWitness) March 15, 2019
The Rookie continues, Thursdays, 9pm, on Sky Witness.