THE BIRTH OF THE DUKE OF ALDMERE
Those of you who follow me on social media are likely familiar with my well-documented crush on my TV Boyfriend, Nathan Fillion. I’m a card-carrying Brown Coat, know an embarrassing number of the lyrics to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog, and never miss an episode of Castle. And really, what’s not to love about Nathan Fillion? He’s witty, charming and not afraid to be silly. Exactly the kind of guy I like to hang out with in Real Life.
His two most famous characters, however, are far removed from each other. Captain Malcolm Reynolds is private, reserved and taciturn. Best-selling author Rick Castle is goofy, fun-loving and prone to wild leaps of imagination. I was thinking about the range an actor needs to pull both of those off when I thought about crafting a hero who could bridge the distance between the two.
No easy feat, even for a Romance! But I went ahead and tackled it–and Nathan Alexander Wardham Russell, the Duke of Aldmere, was born. I have to say, I’m thrilled at how the power of love put my distant, emotionally reclusive Duke on the path towards light, laughter and happiness. I hope you’ll enjoy his journey as much as I did!