"Gotham" star Robin Lord Taylor is basking in the glow of some major praise from his Penguin predecessor, Danny DeVito.
The "Batman Returns" star recently revealed he's seen the new Fox series and is a fan of Taylor's work so far. "I've watched the show. I think he's a very good young Penguin," he told Access Hollywood. "He's a terrific actor."
Well, Robin heard the good word -- and he's thrilled! "I still can't get over it. I've said it before, but I've watched 'Batman Returns' a billion times, it's one of those films where I can continually watch it over and over again because of his performance," Robin tells toofab. "it doesn't get any better than that. I just feels incredible."
And while he has yet to meet the "Always Sunny In Philadelphia" star in person, he's very close to someone who could make it happen.
"Carol Kane, who plays my mom [on "Gotham"], is really good friends with Danny and Rhea, so she'll come to set and go 'Guess who I had dinner with last night? Your predecessor.' Could you call me next time? I just want to get drunk with the guy, two Penguins on the town!"
Though DeVito only played Oswald Cobblepot for one film, Taylor just found out he'll play the Batman villain for at least two seasons of television. The Fox show was just picked up for Season 2 over the weekend -- and the 36-year-old actor found out the same time everyone else did.
"I woke up in bed, rolled over, let's look at Twitter," he says. "No call or anything, but it was just amazing!"
Check out the video above to hear all about Robin's recent "creeper" fan interaction and the actor's random connection to the hilarious Billy Eichner, of "Billy on the Street" and "Parks and Recreation" fame.