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When Americans yelled “Bat!” at Matt Berry, he realised how big what we do in the shadows was

Matt Berry stars in the fourth season of FX’s What We Do in the Shadows, but the British actor has only recently realised how popular the vampire series has become in America. I just realised it.

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“It wasn’t until I was in Los Angeles two weeks ago that I realised how successful the show actually is, because it’s moderately successful in the UK, to put it politely,” Berry told Polygon. He knows now, thanks to a packed Hall H presentation and cosplay meet-up at San Diego Comic-Con—but it wasn’t until he was in Los Angeles, seeing billboards for the show all over town, that it really hit him. “You know, people shout on the street and stuff like that,” Berry explained. “It’s ‘Bat!’ or ‘Laszlo!'” “It’s mostly ‘Bat!'”

“Bat!” has become Lazslo’s signature catchphrase when he needs to get out of trouble fast (of course, it coincides with him turning into a bat), but he admitted to Polygon that he couldn’t remember where it came from. Natasia Demetriou, his on-screen wife, thankfully, did. “I could be wrong, but we were on the bridge in that LA park for the pilot.” Then it was like, ‘Right Matt, so you’re going to bat away,’ and you just said, ‘Bat!'”

“It was just a kind of signifier,” Berry tried to recall. “It’s always funny when someone says what they’re going to do.” That’s most likely why I said it.”

“I remember almost dying with laughter,” Demetriou added. “It wasn’t written that way.”

Matt Berry stars in the fourth season of FX’s What We Do in the Shadows, but the British actor has only recently realised how popular the vampire series has become in America. I mean, I just realised.

“It wasn’t until I was in Los Angeles two weeks ago that I realised how successful the show actually is, because it’s moderately successful in the UK, to put it politely,” Berry told Polygon. He knows now, thanks to a packed Hall H presentation and cosplay meet-up at San Diego Comic-Con — but it wasn’t until he was in Los Angeles, seeing billboards for the show all over town, that it really hit him. “You know, people shout on the street and stuff like that,” Berry explained. “It’s ‘Bat!’ or ‘Laszlo!'” “It’s mostly ‘Bat!'”

“Bat!” has become Lazslo’s signature catchphrase when he needs to get out of trouble fast (of course, it coincides with him turning into a bat), but he admitted to Polygon that he couldn’t remember where it came from. Natasia Demetriou, his on-screen wife, thankfully, did. “I could be wrong, but we were on the bridge in that LA park for the pilot.” Then it was like, ‘Right Matt, so you’re going to bat away,’ and you just said, ‘Bat!'”

“It was just a kind of signifier,” Berry tried to recall. “It’s always funny when someone says what they’re going to do.” That’s most likely why I said it.”

“I remember almost dying with laughter,” Demetriou added. “It wasn’t written that way.”

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