Denis O’Hare long ago wrapped his American Horror Story: Coven role as loyal manservant Spaulding, but he took home a notable memento. “I loved Spaulding … and his dolls,” he told Vulture at last night’s opening of Of Mice and Men on Broadway. “I kept one. A little one. I can’t talk about it. I think Ryan [Murphy] would let me go, for that.” Murphy also wouldn’t appreciate O’Hare doling out spoilers for the upcoming American Horror Story: Freak Show , but the actor was willing to oblige just a bit: While he spent last season gazing at Jessica Lange oh-so-lovingly, next season will find the pair at odds. “I’m going to be working at cross-purposes with her. We’re going to be like this,” he said, crossing his fingers. “We’ll have lots of scenes with each other, but we’ll be battling.” O’Hare said that the new character will be featured in all ten episodes (unlike the oft-missing Spaulding), and while he wouldn’t give away spoilers, he also let loose this one little tidbit about his character’s place in the season: Instead of playing a freak himself, the character will be “a collector of freaks.” A man after Ryan Murphy’s own heart.
Source Apr 18
Denis O’Hare on his ‘Freak Show’ future
Zap2it: Do you have any scary memories of a carnival or circus? Angela Bassett: ”When the lions always came out. … They got just a little rambunctious.” Denis O’Hare : “I like circuses, I like the dark part of life, so what I have are lots of memories of being at night at a carnival where there was danger in the air. The carnie people were all kind of sexy and creepy, and they all had tattoos and the rides were all kind of rickety and scary and the food was forbidden. I love the whole forbidden part of that.” Evan Peters : “I haven’t been to too many circuses, but I can’t wait to check [the season] out.” Frances Conroy : “There was a little carnival in the town where I grew up, but it was fun. I don’t remember anything scary.” Gabourey Sidibe : “I’ve seen a freak show or two before. I don’t know that it was like a real freak show, it was at Coney Island. I don’t think freak shows really exist anymore.” If you could have any kind of prosthetic or certain character as part of the “freak show,” what would it be? Bassett : “Oh, anything! I guess we could be the elephant woman/man … that stuff takes time, so I would like not to have too much of that. O’Hare : “I want a misshapen head, something bulbous. … Like ‘Elephant Man.’” Conroy : “The circus is a place of exotic stuff. No animals. No animals, please. … Let’s not have animals and entertainment, thank you.” Jamie Brewer : “What would be really neat is an extra pair of arms … and using my arms and my whole body as a new human animal.”
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American Horror Story cast on their Freak Show hopes
Actors Ryan Murphy has previously expressed an interest in casting:
other actors from
Murder House and Asylum
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AHS: FREAK SHOW CAST UPDATE (as of 3/28)
FX veteran Michael Chiklis is part of American Horror Story:Freak Show. He’ll be playing the ex-husband of Kathy Bates and the father of Evan Peters it was announced this evening at Paleyfest. Cannot wait to see him in action!
Michael Chiklis joins the ‘Freak Show’
Several American Horror Story:Coven cast members as well as creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are scheduled to appear at the American Horror Story panel tonight.
To watch it live, go
near 7:50 pm pacific time and enjoy. Here
We should hopefully come away from this with at least a bit of extra casting regarding Freak Show or at least more character details for the confirmed actors.
Paleyfest Panel Livestream Reminder
According to EW, the show will “set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950 [with] Jessica Lange playing a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S.” It will feature Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, and Frances Conroy, with Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts still in talks to return. Lily Rabe and Taissa Farmiga are not mentioned (although don’t count out the possibility of a surprise cameo or two!) Mar 24
Season Four update from EW
During a recent chat with the Nerdist Writer’s Panel, Douglas Petrie let slip that the theme of American Horror Story season 4 will in fact be something to do with a carnival. That’s about all they had at that time too.
"Yes. It doesn’t have a title, but that’s the idea. Very roughly, that’s the idea." Yes, next season of American Horror Story will be set in a carnival.
In less than a couple weeks at the AHS Paleyfest panel, we should know much more including more on who’s in for this latest go-around.
Source Mar 17
Come One, Come All! Carnival theme confirmed for season 4