The TV series What We Do In The Shadows premiered during SXSW this year and the cast as well as Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement were in attendance where they held a hilarious Q&A to discuss the series, the film that inspired it and their return to SXSW.
Taika kicked off the Q&A to discuss how the project came about.
“We got tricked into doing this. We thought we were finished with this thing and then this up-and-coming producer called Scott Ruden called us up and said ‘Hey, you should do this thing.’ I said yes, then tricked Jemaine into doing it. Then FX said yes. As soon as it was all set up, I left to do Thor and left you [Jemaine] to do it all by yourself.”
Jemaine on why they chose the States for the setting for the show, “Because the people who are paying us to do it is from America so we thought, wow this was the perfect place!”
Honestly, these these could make a show with just the two of them carrying a conversation and it would be an automatic hit. The charisma, and comedic timing between these guys are like none other. But don’t just take my word for it, check out the Q&A video below.
(Photos by Danny Benavides)