Nathan Fillion has issued a statement about Castle co-star Stana Katic being let go from the show, but Katic supporters are so not buying it.
"Castle has been one of the greatest joys of my creative life, and I hope the show continues on for years to come," Fillion wrote in a note he posted on Twitter. "Stana has been my partner all this time, and I thank her for creating the character of Beckett who live on for all of us as one of the greatest police officers on television. I wish her well, and have no doubt she will succeed in everything she pursues. She will be missed."
The statement seems benign on the surface. However, fans privy to the rumors flying around about a behind-the-scenes feud between Fillion and Katic were deeply insulted by his note — and not afraid to let Fillion know it on Twitter.
Some felt Fillion's mention of wanting the show to continue on for years to come was a subtle dig at Katic — and that he's glad she's gone.
@NathanFillion right but you don't care that she was fired right!? YOU MAKE IT SEEM LIKE IT'S FUCKING OKAY!! it'sNOT— mols loves stana (@cuffskett) April 19, 2016
@NathanFillion very disappointed in you. What about standing up for your 'partner'? I think you couldn't care less...— TheChange (@TheChange42) April 19, 2016
@NathanFillion the fact you even let this happen to your "partner" is despicable.— lauren loves stana (@deluxehalsey) April 19, 2016
@NathanFillion Wow. Quite the motivational speaker, Mr. Fillion. The amount of sentiment in this note is worth about 20 cents...— Bimbolinaho (@bimbolinaho) April 19, 2016
Others were perturbed that Fillion even thinks the show can go on at all without Katic and her character, Kate Beckett.
@NathanFillion If you had any respect for the show, Stana, the characters and the fans, you'd not continue on the show "for years to come".— Stana Katic Brasil (@BRStanaKatic) April 19, 2016
@BRStanaKatic without Beckett it will only be a pale imitation of Castle— MNB (@73pintof) April 20, 2016
@NathanFillion you know that A LOT of people wont continue watching the show right?— Sara✨ (@sarass1911) April 19, 2016
Word came down on just two days ago that Katic's character was written off the show, with little explanation as to why. Allegedly, Katic and Fillion's off-screen relationship was so bad that producers forced the two to attend real-life couples counseling.
There are also rumors circulating that both Katic and fellow co-star Tamala Jones — who plays Lanie Parish — were cut from the show's lineup to help ABC cut costs.
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