Nathan Fillion And Stana Katic Were Allegedly Forced Into Couples Counseling By Their “Castle” Bosses
I bet those are the same faces they made when they were told, too. Those looks say, “I’d rather freebase expired battery acid.”
On Monday, the TV show Castle reminded us that it’s still a thing when news broke that Stana Katic was leaving the show after 8 seasons, along with Tamala Jones. ABC gave a wishy-washy reason for why Castle’s wife was out of there (something something saving money?), but sources claimed it was because she couldn’t work another day with that diva Nathan Fillion. But it’s not like they didn’t try. UsWeekly says that the decision makers of Castle were so desperate to make it work between Stana and Nathan, that they made them go to couples counseling. You know shit is bad when you’re going to therapy to save your pretend marriage.
Stana and Nathan were forced into couples counseling because hatred for each other was killing all the good vibes on set. According to a source, Stana and Nathan “completely despised” each other and wouldn’t speak unless they were filming. It also wasn’t unusual for Stana to be “in tears” after dealing with Nathan. Apparently this had been going on for years, and eventually higher-ups decided it was time they worked their issues out with a professional. Both Stana and Nathan are from Canada, so I imagine those counseling sessions went a little something like this:
Stana Katic: “I’m sorry, but I hate you more than Tim Hortons the day they stopped selling whole cakes. Sorry, but that’s how I feel.”
Nathan Fillion: “I’m sorry, but you’re a real – pardon my French – pain in the you-know-what. I’m sorry, it had to be said.“
Stana and Nathan couldn’t fix what was broken and so she left. Not surprisingly, Stana’s rep tells UsWeekly that she had “absolutely no issues” with Nathan. I’m sure she’s already updated her LinkedIn profile. “Castle, 2009-2016. Reason for leaving: It definitely wasn’t because I had any issues with my difficult rat bastard co-star.”
I don’t know if Kelly Ripa needs to worry about Nathan Fillion coming for her scorned co-star crown just yet. So far, Nathan is playing nice. He responded to the news that Stana quit the show by posting a little goodbye note on Twitter.
— Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion) April 19, 2016
Thanks to Titus Andromedon, I read all of that like Chandler. If you want to see what Nathan Fillion looks like when he’s not standing next to someone he maybe-hates, here’s Nathan Fillion at the premiere of Captain America: Civil War last week.
Pics: AP, Wenn.com