THE SHAPE OF WATER’S Sally Hawkins gets ‘Catfished’ on Late Night!

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is on fire right now. The film received two Golden Globes this past weekend, including Best Director and Best Score, and is well in the running for the upcoming Oscars ceremony. Genre audiences love it for its quirky take on the classic Creature from the Black Lagoon, drama audiences love it for it’s quirky sense of cinema, and the rest of audiences are in it for the adorably-strange romance and the pleasant-but-present laughs.

And it seems there are more laughs to be found!


Seems the Late Late Show with James Cordon are getting in on The Shape of Water heat. Alongside guest and star of the film Sally Hawkins, they crafted a gut-busting segment,  spoofing the film.

“A Tinder date gets off to an odd start when a large fish man shows up to meet a normal human female, but the two hit it off until one small miscue derails the early chemistry.”

Watch the entire segment, above! And if, like us, you can’t get enough of The Shape of Water, check out our review of the film, and hear our in-depth thoughts on a recent episode of the Nightmare on Film Street podcast!

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In addition to Hawkins, the The Shape of Water stars genre and del Toro regular Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Richard Jenkins.

Film Synopsis:

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

The Shape of Water is currently playing in theatres everwhere.



Kimberley is Co-Host and Co-Creator of Nightmare on Film Street. She's a hair dye addicted, vegetable eating, pin collecting, board game nerd. Her favorite horror films are Creepshow 2, Poltergeist, & From Dusk 'Till Dawn.