With American Horror Story: Freak Show raking in huge ratings, it’s no surprise that fans are clamoring for more spoilers and secrets from the set. Creator Ryan Murphy indulges audiences with a few new spoilers that add to what we already know and suspect about the most twisted chapter of AHS.
According to Murphy, Denis O’Hare, who plays Stanley, is real happy with his role this season. “He plays a guy with a 13-inch penis and that’s all I’m going to say about that,” he tells EW. The con artist, who is partners with Emma Roberts’ character, Maggie, will appear in episode three. It'll push the boundaries of what can be seen on broadcast TV.
Also joining the show is Wes Bentley as Edward Mordrake, a madman born with two faces. We already know that he’s only slated to appear in two episodes, which will serve as this season’s two-part Halloween special. It will also feature another special musical performance: “That’s also the episode where Jessica [Lange] sings Lana Del Rey,” Murphy adds,” which is quite something to behold.”
After news that Bomer would be joining AHS, fans have been dying to get a glimpse of the actor in all his freakish nature. According to TV Line, Bomer will appear in episode five opposite of Michael Chiklis (the freak show’s resident strong man) in what's said to be the most horrendous episode yet. He’ll also share the screen with his former The Normal Heart co-star, Finn Wittrock.
This season has probably delivered the most terrifying villain yet: Twisty the Clown. Murphy reveals that fans will learn more about the murderous performer and hopefully explain that missing jaw. “He has an entire 15 minute act by himself where we take you back 40 years in the life of that character,” Murphy says.
While fans are scared of Twisty, Finn Wittrock’s character Dandy is very awed by him. “Dandy thinks that clown is a rock star,” Murphy says. In the next episode, Dandy will take that obsession to a new level by donning his own clown costume. As for his mother, played by Frances Conroy, she has baggage of her own. “There is a family secret going on that perhaps will explain why she is so indulgent,” Murphy teases.
It’s no secret that Neil Patrick Harris wants to be on AHS. The actor revealed that he was a fan of the show and Murphy even indulged the possibility. While nothing is set, everyone is trying to make it happen. “If I can make it work, it will be something that shoots at the end,” he says of the idea he has for the magic-obsessed actor.
While the possibility is exciting, fans could have seen NPH in the first season of the show, if Murphy had gotten his way. “We were asked to be in season one of this great new show called American Horror Story,” Harris reveals. “And the idea was that we would be a gay couple, that, as it turns out, were murdered in this house and then our ghosts are around for the thing. It seemed cool. Loved Ryan [Murphy], loved the idea of a horror anthology show. Knew nothing about it, but we had just played ourselves as a couple, not getting along, and I thought, it just seems weird to do that twice, like as individual actors, to play a couple that hates each other twice. It just felt weird. So I said no, that we shouldn’t do it. And David wanted to. I said, ‘I just don’t want us to be known as a couple that don’t like each other. That seems weird.’ And then wouldn’t you know, American Horror Story is a big, gigantic success and super awesome.”
American Horror Story: Freak Show airs Wednesday at 10/9 c on FX.