New Interview: Dylan McDermott Talks American Horror Story Asylum Finale And Ben Harmon, Upcoming Horror Projects, Favorite Horror Movies, What Scares Him, And Much More! (SPOILERS)

[McDermott] goes as far to admit that portraying the character of Johnny Thredson has begun to “creep him out” in minor, tell-tale ways, left him a tad unnerved and has invaded his own dreams. “It’s funny, because with this particular role you don’t know it when it’s happening, because it’s unconscious,” McDermott offers. “But, yeah, this guy has gotten under my skin a little bit, I have to say.”

We expected something we’d heard before, even though this interview from ©Digital Journal only was published about six hours ago. We get a tiny bit of older information, but a ton of new information (as well as a personal tragedy in McDermott’s past that we were surprised–and very saddened–to learn he’d had to go through). The article focuses on his roles in American Horror Story S1 and S2 (“Look, I really love this show, I mean, if I wasn’t on the series, I’d be watching it”), why he loves working with Ryan Murphy, why Rosemary’s Baby should never be remade, and more.

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Oh, and if you have the hots for him (or even a little crush), there are PLENTY of photos. Again, he sounds like a cool guy – and we wouldn’t mind sitting down with him and talking about our favorite horror movies.

 

While there has been some talk of a big screen “reinterpretation” of Rosemary’s Baby for several years now, McDermott promises that if a script for a remake of the Polanski classic ever pops up on his desk, he will immediately deposit it where it rightfully belongs – in the trash bin. (Ha-ha! Good for him-HB)

Plus, any actor that knowingly signs up for filming a nude scene while crying and whacking off* at the same time (in broad daylight, as we recall) is pretty goddamned fearless – especially when it’s broadcast on basic cable, rather than a direct-to-DVD limited indie that you’d have to go out of your way to see.

Here’s a link to the entire article for you to sink your teeth into:

Dylan McDermott is back home at ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ (Includes interview and first-hand account).

 

Also, we tossed in some quotes from the interviews to get you started (the copyright for the interview belongs to digitaljournal.com and was written by © Earl Dittman).

On working with Ryan Murphy to develop Johnny’s character:

McDermott does cop to adding one aspect to Thredson’s persona that wasn’t originally scripted for the character. “You see him smoking some crack… I needed him to have an outlet for feelings, and then when I started smoking crack, they started putting it into scenes. That was an important thing. I wanted him to be high, because a lot of these guys are high, and a lot of people do, obviously, terrible things on drugs. It was important for me to have him to be a drug addict as well.”

photo copyright Dylan McDermott, 2012

photo copyright Dylan McDermott, 2012

*the act of which was referred to as “tear-jerking” on one AHS message board, which we have to admit is a new one on us and actually kind of clever.

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American Horror Story Asylum Episode 11: “Spilt Milk” Ryan Murphy on Dylan McDermott’s Shocking Opening Scene + Even More Clues To Season 3 — EW.Com EXCLUSIVE

EW.com: Obviously Dylan is living in his father’s house. Is he using his father’s dungeon?
Ryan Murphy: Yes. You will see that in the next two episodes.

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Ooooo!  Do we get to see where he keeps his big stash of CRACK, too?  For some reason, we weren’t shocked by the opening scene. Not sure what this says about us, but within 30 seconds of the cleavage-y, expensive prostitute’s appearance we knew what her specialty was.  But there’s some shockers from Ryan Murphy here… more coming soon!

Lana: I am tough …but I’m no cookie.

Son Of Bloody Face! Dylan McDermott Talks About His Return To American Horror Story Asylum And The Episodes To Come!

Uh… WOW. That was one insane episode (but wait till you read Ryan Murphy‘s ‘post-mortem’ for ‘The Coat Hanger’ where he talks about what’s coming up). That’s it for Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s role, we guess! Oh well. McDermott comes off as genuinely grateful for the opportunity to work with Ryan Murphy and play this nasty role. He (so far) for some reason seems more attractive than he did playing Ben Harmon. Let’s see, crying and jerking off at the same time VS. telling a therapist how he skinned a cat… don’t think I’m going to pursue that line of thought any further.

“He explained to me what my character was going to be and I was like, ‘Are you fucking kidding me? I love this! I love this! It’s beyond!’ ”

-McDermott on his American Horror Story Asylum character

 

 

Enjoy this article –the guy really comes off as likeable (McDermott comes off as likeable, I mean, not his character). Plus we cannot WAIT to see the little ‘call-backs’ he mentions to his role as a psychiatrist in Season One. More coming soon!

 

Poll: Who Do You Think Is Going To Drop Next On American Horror Story Asylum? (Spoilers) Tell Us Below – We Wanna Know!

Soooo,  the next episode, “The Coat Hanger” (that isn’t going to be pretty) airs this Wednesday, December 12th – then there’s going to be a break until January, when they’ll run the last four episodes.*  So… well… five more episodes… (sniffle). However, from what Murphy said in this recent, juicy interview (spoilers for “Unholy Night”, and the episodes before it) that there would be FOUR big cliffhangers. I do know one of the characters listed is going to die, but my money is on more than one. I just hope it’s not anyone who’s been extra-entertaining lately. You can vote for up to three below. This show is very  hard to second-guess – even if you strongly sense what is coming, we always get surprised by the why and how.

So get a-voting, since we want to know what you think. AND, the “Ten Things We Learned …” for Episode 8, Unholy Night, is almost here. Your writer/editor here went to a holiday party Saturday night and had quite a bit of fun, and quite a bit of “cider” and “Christmas cheer” (I’m not turning down free vodka shots in this economic climate, especially coming from other friends there, old and new, also feeling very hammered festive)**  so that’s why the Sat/Sun deadline didn’t get met. Thanks for being so patient! We’ll make up for it, promise… we’ve been gathering semi-rare behind-the-scenes goodies and galleries for American Horror Story Asylum all night.

*I’ll get you the air dates after I find them, I  DO know there’s no episode on 12/19; Ryan Murphy says the final four episodes will roar into the new year in January. The last I looked, the IMDB page was out of date, but it did give one upcoming episode title, “Spilled Milk”. Huh… sensing a pattern here… and it’s going to be fucking awesome!

**BIG thanks to anyone reading this who helped me get on and off the stage in 5-inch go-go boots without falling on my ass in front of everybody–you know who you are!

We Have Confirmation On Who Dylan McDermott Plays On American Horror Story Asylum, PLUS The Photo To Prove It! (Spoilers, Obviously)

We hope we’re not too late to the party on this, but oh boy, do we EVER have confirmation —and a photo! The photo below is from American Horror Story Season One, AKA American Horror Story: Murder House, but you can bet your ass there’s a photo in this article of Dylan McDermott more or less in costume (just without the home-made face mask). Better than the one I put in the Featured Image, since I purposely used a grainy, slightly overexposed one in the interest of spoilers.

But wait, there’s more! Ryan Murphy confirms it, but says we won’t find out what he wants, why he’s there, or what his agenda is until Episode Nine next week, titled… wait for it… THE COAT HANGER.

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“I really wanted Dylan to play a sexy, no-education, dirty, drug-addict, grifter. And there you have it.”
-Ryan Murphy (click here for interview)

 

 

Well, OK then! The current theory, which we’re jumping on the bandwagon with as of this writing, is that Dr. Thredson got Lana Winters pregnant while he was raping her. I guess that doesn’t make it legitimate rape to certain shit-for-brains members of the GOP who have such ignorance as far as the reproductive system that I’m surprised he figured out how to have sex with himself,  let alone another person …and I’m going to get WAY too worked up here remembering all that crazy bullshit, so back to American Horror Story Asylum, where things make a little more sense. Anyway, I wonder if she realizes she’s pregnant at Briarcliff, and the only way she can deal with it is a coat-hanger the title of that episode. However, I think Lana’s smart enough to know that would kill her if she tried it, but I doubt she’d raise the baby– I’m thinking she gives birth to it and then puts the baby boy up for adoption, and he ends up in a series of foster homes growing up, until he discovers one way or another who his father was and what he did. Maybe Lana DOES end up Bloody Face/Oliver Thredson’s “story”, and achieves journalistic success doing it. If that’s the case, I hope she writes a book on it and gets a fucking Pulitzer Prize for journalism.

Today is my first day back on American Horror Story. Fasten your seat belts & get your air-sickness bags ready. It’s time to party! (Tweet from McDermott on 11/2)

 

 

Let’s face it, there aren’t going to be many happy endings for these characters, and Lana has gone through such a series of nightmares and gates of Hell, I want a happy ending for her.  Those “imposters” that modern-day Bloody Face killed are probably part of some extremist cult fan-club (kind of like in A Horrible Way To Die,  a horror film not without some flaws, but I totally bought the premise of a Facebook “fan page” or just a blog that got totally fucking out of hand). Time will tell, though I wish there were sixteen more episodes of the season instead of six (soon to be five after the Christmas episode, “Unholy Night,” airs in a little over 24 hours).Looks like the modern-day Bloody Face is sporting plenty of ink on his arms. I don’t think they’re McDermott’s actual tats, so if the son of Bloody Face picked them out, I really want to see how sick they are!