Former Castle actor Nathan Fillion continues to look stronger and more resilient, with a fresh haircut and, presumably, the reduction of some weight. When The Rookie Season 2 came out, people went wild over how adorable he looks. They weren’t all that appreciative, though.
Granted, body change is something that happens with age, his dramatic alteration in facial features relative to the first season as Officer Nolan was something viewers were not especially pleased about.
The Firefly actor is pretty quiet on his recent loss of weight, but his followers have a number of ideas on why he lost weight! Although some say he’s been dropping weight in the last year, the others think it’s unexpected. Some still believe the reason he lost all that weight is due to filming The Rookie’s second season.
Playing a officer – no matter a rookie – is physically challenging. For Nathan, who has a bad ankle, this raised difficulties. Nathan commented at length in past interviews about his lack of passion for exercise and health-related practices. He enjoys performing sequences with a stuntman, so he considers kneeling as a stunt in its own right.
Besides this, fans carry a hypothesis that claims he got the chiseled look for his next project, The Suicide Squad, to work with Margot Robbie, Will Smith, and Jared Leto.
Fans have been speculating on what might be the explanation for his new appearance and noticeable weight loss. While several of his supporters may endorse his transition, some have also been worried regarding his wellbeing.
Fans Couldn’t Help Notice Nathan Fillion’s Weight Loss
The Rookie Season 2 trailer premiered on YouTube on September 24, 2019, and the actor later posted a picture of him with Mark Cuban on Twitter. Although the video wasn’t a major deal to think about in terms of how it appeared (dashing like ever, right?), the picture on Twitter was an indication that something was off about him (probably).
— Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion) September 30, 2019
Many fans thought there might be a deeper issue at play, and that Nathan might have lost the weight owing to abrupt alterations in his personal life. Some speculated his lankiness might be the consequence of intense pressure. As a Twitter user asked, “Just watched last night … loved the show, but I’m worried about your weight loss. Are you ok?” Then, as another worrying fan put it, “Dang buddy, looking pretty trim.”
And maybe that was a hint he was doing certain stuff to make himself stronger. Some people apparently think so, too. Most of those fans were struck by his chiseled appearance and dress. We noticed this time he seemed more cop-like.
Nathan Fillion Weight Loss – Could He Actually Be Sick?
Though some favored a “meatier” image of him but still felt he looked good, not everybody was polite in reflecting on his look following weight loss. Most of them were fans, who just wished to see him as a hunk. There’s a lot of chatter on Reddit as well, and there are definitely numerous people who don’t like the latest feel.
They also mentioned his age when some felt he seemed a little older than his appearance. On the other hand, the debate even ended up going on the flip side: he seems much younger than he actually is.
I noticed that you looked thinner. Handsome either way, but I like the meatier look on you!👮♂️
— H Comeau (@baseballmomma64) September 30, 2019
The worries of fans, however, could really be noticed as they were concerned he could be struggling with something. “Watching but concerned. The weight loss. Hope you’re happy and healthy. If not God Bless. If not send me back the ‘Hunk’,” one said. It appears a little more muscle around the chin, neck, and chest area could encourage people to settle down over speculating on his non-existent illness.
Had something occurred to him, there should have been news about it, or he might have done something about it personally. He did not. Either he’s trying to hold that it’s not-a-big-deal to himself or he’s always decided to shed weight for his potential future roles.
Weight Loss Something To Do with Suicide Squad Role?
Among the supporters, this was a good one. His IMDb profile does mention The Suicide Squad under his description, still in the post-production process. And this one was announced after James Gunn revealed the high profile stars of the upcoming movie The Suicide Squad, which is set for release in 2021.
It shall be the debut of Nathan Fillion into the DC Universe, despite having already worked in multiple animated projects, most notably Green Lantern. Meanwhile, for the first time, he’ll be revealing his face, or will he? Come to think of it, he’s going to wear a mask (by the way, green-colored), and he likely won’t reveal his entire appearance.
— Jimmy Folino – Black Lives Matter (@MrNiceGuy18_58) September 13, 2019
Back to the topic, the position of Fillion is not yet definite, but photos of costumes have been published, and some even assumed he was losing weight for the part. In reality, this presumption was prior to the movie’s set images getting leaked. Looking at the pictures, the position really needs him to be a little bit buff.
His weight loss, it turns out, might not be linked to his role in the film, which is “super, duper secret,” not “Arms-Fall-Off-Boy,” BTW. But really, he’s got plenty to inform his fans about his appearance. Nevertheless, doesn’t he look better and better these days after the season 2 premiere of ‘The Rookie?’
Nathan Fillion Portrays John Nolan on ‘The Rookie’
Castle’s @nathanfillion stars as LAPD’s oldest rookie, John Nolan. He’s determined to prove he’s more than a walking midlife crisis. #THEROOKIE premieres tonight 8.30 on @channel7 pic.twitter.com/RLAVPeULeb
— channel7 (@Channel7) August 5, 2019
Created by Alexi Hawley for ABC, The Rookie is an American comedy-drama police procedural television series that revolves around the character of John Nolan, a guy in his forties, who is Los Angeles Police Department’s eldest recruit.
Nathan Fillion plays the starring role of John Nolan, who is recruited to the Wilshire Division as the oldest rookie in the Los Angeles Police Department. He studied law at Pennsylvania State University but left upon discovering his former partner Sarah was expecting and he later moved on to construction.
Nolan sold his construction business in Philadelphia at the age of 45 and headed west to become a law enforcement officer. He is divorced with a 19-year-old kid, Henry, who is a freshman in college.
During an interview, the series lead Nathan Fillion claimed the drama was influenced by a real event, as the LAPD is one of the two departments that hire new recruits over the age of 37. The man whose story inspired the show’s concept was later discovered to be Bill Norcross, who continues to work in the LAPD and even as exec producer on The Rookie.
The series got an order from ABC and premiered on October 16, 2018. The show was picked up in November 2018 for a 20-episode regular season. ABC revived the drama for a second season in May 2019, premiering on September 29, 2019. ABC released a full season order of 20 episodes for the second season in October 2019.