Actor Doug Jones – Part 2: THE SHAPE OF WATER, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and more – Exclusive Interview

Doug Jones is the Amphibian Man in THE SHAPE OF WATER | ©2017 Fox Searchlight

In the second half of our exclusive phone interview with actor Doug Jones, he reflects on his work with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro in the Best Picture Oscar-winning THE SHAPE OF WATER. Jones, in heavy prosthetics and costume, played Amphibian Man, aka the Asset, aka “Charlie Tuna.” Jones’s character and mute office worker Elisa (Sally Hawkins) fall passionately in love with one another as she attempts to rescue him from evil captors. Jones also talks about his work on FX Networks’ WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, how he’s dealing with fame at this point in his career, and more. […]Read On »

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Actor Doug Jones – Part 1: The scoop on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Season 1 and 2 – Exclusive Interview

Doug Jones as Lieutenant Saru in STAR TREK: DISCOVERY - Season 2 - "New Eden" | ©2018 CBS Interactive/Ben Mark Holzberg

Doug Jones is finally getting recognized for his work. It’s not that he’s a newcomer – Jones has been in Hollywood since the ‘80s, and has been in a number of huge projects – but he’s spent most of his career under enormous amounts of prosthetic makeup and complicated costumes. Originally from Indiana, Jones trained both as an actor and as a mime, a background that has allowed him to move persuasively as all sorts of fantastic, otherworldly, and/or alien beings. Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has worked with Jones for decades, starting with MIMIC in 1997, which had Jones playing […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Actor Matt Berry on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Matt Berry as Laszlo in WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS - Season 2 | ©2020 FX/Pari Dukovic

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, now in its second season on Wednesday nights on FX (and thereafter on FX on Hulu), has been picked up for a third season. The series, developed for television by Jemaine Clement, based on the film of the same name that he wrote with Taika Waititi, deals with a houseful of vampires un-living together on Staten Island. Matt Berry plays the vampire Laszlo, who has been married for several hundred years now to his maker Nadja, portrayed by Natasia Demetriou. The couple are joint tenants with Nandor the Relentless (Kayvan Novak), who was a […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Natasia Demetriou vamps it up in Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Natasia Demetriou as Nadja in WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS - Season 2 | ©2020 FX/Pari Dukovic

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS is back for its second season on Wednesday nights on FX. The horror comedy, based on the film of the same name from creators Jemaine Clement and Taiki Waititi, gives us more adventures with the group of vampire roommates, unliving together in a mansion on Staten Island. British actress Natasia Demetriou plays Nadja, the lone woman in the group, who turned and is married to Laszlo, portrayed by Matt Berry. Kayvan Novak is Nandor the Relentless, Mark Proksch is energy vampire Colin Robinson, and Harvey Guillen is their human familiar Guillermo. Last season, Nadja […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Actor Mark Proksch on playing an energy vampire on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Mark Proksch as Colin Robinson in WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS - Season 2 | ©2020 FX/Pari Dukovic

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, the comedy about vampires in Staten Island created by Jemaine Clement, is now in its second season on FX on Wednesday nights (thereafter available on FX on Hulu). Mark Proksch plays Colin Robinson, a vampire unlike his housemates. Whereas Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and Nandor (Kayvan Novak) are all conventional blood-drinkers, Colin is an energy vampire, who feeds off human boredom. He preys on city council meetings and lines at the DMV; his idea of a banquet is sitting in the audience for a high school production of OUR TOWN, followed by […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: actor Harvey Guillen on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Harvey Guillén as Guillermo in WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS - Season 2 | ©2020 FX/Pari Dukovic

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, the FX comedy created by Jemaine Clement, based on the film of the same name, begins its second season on Wednesday, April 15. Vampires Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) and Nandor (Kayvan Novak) are all still living and squabbling together in their Staten Island mansion. However, there’s a big change for Nandor’s loyal human servant Guillermo, played by Harvey Guillen. Last season, Nandor and Guillermo researched their family trees. Nandor found out he had numerous descendants from his long-ago days as a living man. Guillermo discovered that he is related to the Van […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Executive producer Paul Simms on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS - Season 1 - Key Art | ©2019 Fox

FX’s freshman Wednesday-night comedy WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS is based on the 2014 New Zealand feature written, directed by and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer also worked on the script). Now Clement and Waititi have adapted and are executive-producing WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS for television, moving the action to Staten Island and introducing us to three new vampires, hulking Nandor (Kayvan Novak), dashing Laszlo (Matt Berry) and assertive Nadja (Natasia Demetriou). The vamps have been tasked by their master, the Baron (Doug Jones), with conquering Staten Island. From the way they’re going about […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Natasia Demetriou takes a bite out of new FX comedy – Exclusive Interview

Natasia Demetriou as Nadja in WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS - Season 1| ©2019 FX/Matthias Clamer

FX’s new vampire mockumentary series WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, premiering Wednesday March 27, is based on the 2014 feature film. Both are created by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer also worked on the film script), and both revolve around small groups of vampires who believe they’re a lot cooler than they really are. However, in the TV version of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, the story is set in Staten Island, New York, rather than the movie’s New Zealand, and we’ve got a whole new group of vamps (Clement and Waititi, who both starred in […]Read On »

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