Nathan Fillion auditioned unsuccessfully for the part of Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And years later, he had five troubled auditions for the role of Mal on Firefly, before he finally clicked. That’s just one of the amazing facts from a new biography of Joss Whedon. Read an exclusive excerpt below.
I don’t know who thought putting of Kristen Wiig and Darren Criss together in a movie, but it was a great idea. Kristen Wiig plays a woman who is on top of her very pretentious Manhattan life, until her boyfriend breaks up with her. She then has a nervous breakdown and moves back in with her mother in Atlantic City. I don’t know how else to explain the rest of the movie other than that it’s bizarre and that having very nice casino singer Darren Criss in your apartment is a nice splash of semi-realism with childish optimism.
Matt Dillon is a remarkably fantastic addition especially because of a plot-twist that I don’t want to spoil because it’s my favorite part of the movie. I expected a little more of Annette Bening, though she was generally good, but I think that was a side-effect of the script more than her acting.
Girl Most Likely is a generally light, funny movie that you should definitely watch (especially since it’s on netflix)