Wu-Tang Clan member RZA has told EW he wants to appear on FX’s What We Do in the Shadows, the vampire sitcom set on the group’s home borough of Staten Island.
“The trailer was very funny, but I haven’t watched the episode yet,” says RZA. “I’d better pop in there and bite somebody. I’ll show up with the gold fangs, right? Instead of regular vampire fangs, I’ll have the grill!”
A cameo by RZA would make particular sense at the moment, given he is going through something of a horror period. He recently scored and appeared in the now-streaming-on Netflix slasher movie Thriller and will soon be seen in director Jim Jarmusch’s zombie film The Dead Don’t Die.
“I’m a big fan of the horror genre,” he says. “I haven’t really gotten a chance to dance in it and it just seems I was fortunate this year to get two back-to-back appearances in those kind of films. Jim is one of my favorite directors, an all around cool guy. You know, my first time on a movie screen was in a Jim Jarmusch film, on Ghost Dog. I think I was on camera for like 12 seconds but I’ll never forget that. And it was my appearance in Coffee and Cigarettes that got me noticed as an actor by other Hollywood directors, that led to my role in Derailed and American Gangster. So, you know, if Jim calls, RZA responds.”
Watch the trailer for What We Do in the Shadows, above.