Matthew Lillard on 20 Years of Shaggy, His Love of Fandoms & Extra

Matthew Lillard is aware of his profession stirs up numerous nostalgia for some followers. The actor has been within the enterprise for many years, and several other of his movies like Scream and the live-action Scooby-Doo films have turn into cultural touchstones for a technology.

“When you might have been round so long as I’ve, there’s one thing in my life which means one thing to any individual,” Lillard instructed Andrea Towers on the TV Insider and TV Information Journal studio, sponsored by Hollywood unBranded, throughout San Diego Comedian-Con 2022. He then identified the endurance of 1996 horror blockbuster Scream, during which he performed the villainous Stu Macher, in addition to his cult favourite 1998 movie SLC Punk!. Reflecting on that flick a few group of ’90s punk rock disenfranchised children, he stated, “In case you are a child dwelling on the skin, that film has resonance.

Fandom is basically particular that method,” he continued, noting that’s why he loves Comedian-Con a lot. “You don’t understand how you’re affecting individuals’s lives, however there’s a second [where] you imply one thing to any individual else. My job is only a job, however I do know that the elements I’ve performed imply lots to individuals … Everybody needs to be Tom Cruise, however sooner or later, you come to your personal journey, and for me, it’s actually been about acknowledging and respecting that relationship to the followers and to the individuals who love you.”


Lillard has been taking part in Shaggy Rogers on-screen and by way of voiceover for almost 20 years now, and he’s including one other Shaggy challenge to his resume within the MultiVersus video game, which he stated “positively appears like the start of an epic game expertise.”

MultiVersus, out August 15, is a multiplayer Smash Bros-like video game that brings beloved Warner Bros. characters collectively, like Shaggy, Iron Large, Superman, Batman, and “an unimaginable array of characters,” as Lillard described. He’s wanting to pit Shaggy and Superman in opposition to one another, and we will’t deny that face-ff feels like one thing we by no means knew we would have liked.

Lillard is delighted to nonetheless be carrying the Shaggy banner in any case these years. “It’s a scrumptious character,” he stated. “I’m tremendous blissful to nonetheless be taking part in him.”

Be taught extra concerning the game and why Lillard loves fandoms a lot within the full interview, above.

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