We’ve now had our first look at Mark Hamill as an ancient vampire in What We Do In The Shadows Season 2 and he looks perfect.
This first look at Mark Hamill’s character in the second season of What We Do In The Shadows was revealed via Entertainment Weekly.
Hamill will play an ancient vampire in an episode titled “On the Run”.
His vampire will be a vengeful enemy from Laszlo’s (Matt Berry) past who appears without warning to settle a personal debt.
This will cause Laszlo to flee his home and go into hiding.
“Mark had tweeted some very nice things about the movie and the show very early on in our first season, so we knew he understood the world of the show,” series executive producer and co-showrunner Paul Simms revealed during an interview with EW.
“And also, he seemed perfect for the part because he has the gravitas to play an ancient vampire rival, he’s not afraid to be silly, and he knows a thing or two about extended fight scenes.”
Check out Mark Hamill in What We Do In The Shadows Season 2
Hamill also revealed that he was a huge fan of the film What We Do in the Shadows, which starred and was co-directed by Clement and Taika Waititi.
The movie inspired the TV show and Hamill revealed to EW how he ended up landing a guest role on the show.
“I remember it was Father’s Day and I had my three kids over and we were picking a movie to watch. I suggested Life With Father which is old school but I liked it as a kid because I’m from a big family. But all my kids rolled their eyes,” Hamill said.
“They said it’s cornball so I asked them what they wanted to watch and my son Nathan suggested What We Do in the Shadows. I had never heard of it but he explained it was a reality show about vampires and I was very intrigued.
“I was completely unprepared for what I saw, it was so incredibly clever and compelling. It had all the elements of a horror movie and yet, it combined the magnificent with the mundane. Who thinks of things like this? I had to stop it multiple times to really absorb what we had just seen. It’s one of my favorite movies ever.”
What We Do In The Shadows Season 2 is coming soon
He then added: “When I heard they were making a TV series, I thought I needed to lower my expectations. Neither Taika nor Jemaine was going to be acting in it, but I heard they were behind it so I remained hopeful.
“We saw the pilot and, not only was it on par with the film, but it added elements that I had never heard before like the addition of the energy vampire. The whole cast is one of the best ensembles in television history. I would’ve been happy just visiting the set, they certainly didn’t need me to come in and mess it up somehow.
“But I thought I would check out the script and see what they had in mind. I expected the role to be like the next door neighbour or someone who works at the Department of Motor Vehicles. When I read I was going to play a vampire, I just about shot out of my chair. What a great honour!”
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