Metro had published today the interview they did with Zach. Check it:
How is this series of American Horror Stories different to the first?
This series is more of an exploration of fear. People will find it more paced and heart-stopping as it goes along. The characters are really well defined and multidimensional. I’ve had a great time working on the show.
It’s scarier, then?
It is for me. It explores ideas around what is fantasy, what is reality and what is evil. It’s got a little bit more of a visceral undercurrent. It holds up a bold mirror to the audience and asks what they’re scared of.
What are you scared of?
As I’ve been working on the show and thinking of the things we conjure on set every day, I’ve had more of a hyper-awareness of the energy around us. I was sitting in my house the other night and I was convinced there was movement outside. What’s lurking there? We’re tiptoeing into the realm of darkness. I’m in touch with what that means to us as individuals. I try not to be driven by fear. I try to be as fearless as I can be. There’s nothing I can’t cope with.
It was released today a few pictures of American Horror Story cast during the press conference held last Friday in Los Angeles. Check it:
The Guardian has a great article with Zach, which is a pleasure to read, covering American Horror Story and his Obama support. Check it:
Forget the perverted murders, the unwitting necrophilia and the demonic babies. The juiciest scene in American Horror Story’s wacky first season was a deliciously acidic dialogue duel between Jessica Lange’s maniacal matriarch and Zachary Quinto’s gay ghost. Chastising him for planning to steal twin babies and raise them with his boyfriend (also a ghost), she piles on the fire and brimstone. He battles her homophobia with sardonic wit.
“Men shall not lie with men. It is an abomination,” she spits.
“So is that hairdo,” he lobs back, “but I figure that’s your business.”
After appearing in just four of that season’s 12 episodes, Quinto has been promoted to co-lead, as a psychiatrist pitted directly against Lange, now playing a demonic nun, in season two. While many of the cast members are back, the world is entirely new. This time we’re in 1964, in an asylum for the criminally insane, with the series promising to be darker, more chilling and more adult. The fresh start is, well, refreshing. Co-creator Ryan Murphy says some big-name cinema actors, who wouldn’t normally work in TV because of the time commitment, have been sniffing around, eager to get involved for a season, and the appeal is clear.
“Ryan came to me in the middle of last season and told me his plan,” says Quinto, from his LA home. “It got me so excited because that doesn’t really happen on American television, where actors essentially become part of a repertory company and get to create different characters and entirely different worlds and tell different stories. One of the big challenges of television is, if it’s a successful series that one finds themselves on, you can be stuck there, playing the same character for seven years, and that can be really limiting. This is the best formula to solve that.”
A video with behind the scenes of last episode Tricks and Treats has been released. Watch it below:
Check out the new Barack Obama video promoting the early vote in Wisconsin: