What We Do In the Shadows Wouldn’t Let Cate Blanchett Be a Vampire

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Wednesday night’s episode of What We Do in the Shadows ended up being an unexpectedly epic vampire reunion. Including, of course, the original cast of the film version Taika Waititi, Jonny Brugh, and Jemaine Clement. And while the show was full of big gets for the trio, according to a very spoilery interview in Entertainment Weekly, it could’ve been even bigger. While making their ambitious list of every actor who has ever played a vampire they could feasibly cast, they accidentally included Cate Blanchett. “I think maybe people got confused.” Waititi told the magazine. “I was like, ‘Cate, have you ever played a vampire?’ She was like, ‘No, but I’d love to.’ I was like, ‘But you haven’t?’ ‘No.’ ‘Well then you can’t be in the show.’” Apparently, Blanchett fought him, but he insisted “those are the rules!” See? Even Cate Blanchett has to follow the rules.

What We Do In the Shadows Wouldn’t Cast Cate Blanchett