It was an especially pure delight to see Mark Hamill visitor star in season 2 of FX’s What We Do in the Shadows. The Star Wars actor’s flip as Jim the Vampire in episode six, ‘On the Run’, made for actually ludicrous viewing, and the solid and crew have been discussing the way it all got here collectively as a part of a latest [email protected] panel with host and fellow season 2 visitor star, Haley Joel Osment.
In ‘On the Run’, Matt Berry’s vampire Laszlo decides he’ll scarper to Pennsylvania as a substitute of paying a debt he owes to former landlord Jim, adopting an ingenious incognito disguise of ‘some denims and a toothpick’ and changing into bar proprietor and volleyball coach Jackie Daytona in the course of. Finally, Jim catches up with Laszlo and a barroom brawl ensues, throughout which Hamill picks up a pool cue and brandishes it gentle a lightsaber.
“That was a type of issues that I believe occurred on set, if I’m not mistaken,” stated What We Do in the Shadows author and producer Stefani Robinson. “It was the stunt coordinators who got here up with it whereas they had been rehearsing, and I believe perhaps it was a bit little bit of the director Yana [Gorskaya], who did an superior job directing that episode. That was one thing that was designed for that particular house after they had been form of blocking all of it out.”
Government producer Paul Simms added, “I believe once we initially blocked all of it out, we had been simply attempting consider all the methods they may struggle. We thought, ‘Oh, then perhaps they’ll hit pool cues at one another.’ After which when it was on the day, and we had been taking pictures it, and also you noticed Mark Hamill choose up the pool cue, everybody on set went ‘Oh my god!’”