‘Firefly’ star auctions himself off for good cause

Greer McNally
Nathan Fillion at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association press conference for “The Rookie” at the Four Seasons Hotel on September 18, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Yoram Kahana/Shooting Star/Sipa USA)

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.”

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.

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The Rookie continues, Thursdays, 9pm, on Sky Witness.