AHS Season 10: Ryan Murphy offers details on Macaulay Culkin’s crazy role
Following the official announcement of the full cast of American Horror Story Season 10, many fans were delighted with the return of fan-favorite AHS alums Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Kathy Bates, who have decided to skipped the last installment. However, fans were most particularly surprise with the addition of Golden Globe nominee Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone, Richie Rich) as he’s been out of the mainstream media for a very long time. This project will also mark Culkin’s first major TV role after appearing as a recurring character in the now-canceled NBC drama titled Kings in 2009.
In a recent interview with E! News, creator Ryan Murphy has shared the details on how he convinced the former 90s child star to star in the upcoming AHS Season 10 while also giving us a teased on how insane his character will be.
“You know, it came about just because it’s how I always do things [laughs] where I have always loved Macaulay Culkin’s work. I loved everything that he’s done, I love the stuff he did in Home Alone, I also loved the sort of the older, more recent stuff that he did. And he hasn’t worked in a while,” Murphy said. “So, I have this very, very great insane part. And I asked to speak to him on the phone and he said okay. [When] I cast, I never let people read things, usually. I said, ‘OK, here’s the pitch.’ And I told him the character and I told him he has crazy, erotic sex with Kathy Bates and does other things. And he paused and he goes, ‘This sounds like the role I was born to play.’ So, he signed up right then and there.”
He further added, “I’m excited for him to be in my world because I think…I’m gonna want to do a lot of things with him if he wants to work, because I think he’s fascinating and interesting, and I think he has a soul. There’s both a lightness and a darkness with Macaulay Culkin that I’m attracted to.”
American Horror Story Season 10 will be led by series alums stars Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross, and Finn Wittrock. It will also feature new cast member Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone), which will mark his first major TV role since appearing as a guest-star in last year’s Hulu comedy series Dollface.
Details on the latest installment of the anthology horror series are being kept under wraps, though the video Murphy shared could possibly be full of clues for the upcoming season. Orville Peck’s “Dead of Night” plays over a dark, overcast beach scene as the cast list fades in and out.
Last Season 9, titled AHS: 1984, was set in the summer of 1984, five friends escape Los Angeles to work as counselors at Camp Redwood. As they adjust to their new jobs, they quickly learn that the only thing scarier than campfire tales is the past coming to haunt you.
It starred series alums Emma Roberts, Cody Fern, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, and John Carroll Lynch along with new cast members Olympic gold medalist Gus Kenworthy, Zach Villa (Destroyer), and DeRon Horton (Dear White People). Glee vet Matthew Morrison and Pose star Angelica Ross, who have both worked with Murphy’s other shows, also appeared last season.
FX reports that the series’ total audience is over 1 billion total viewers across its 103 episodes and nine seasons. American Horror Story, which has featured stars Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, Taissa Farmiga, Lady Gaga, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, and many more during its run, has received 95 Emmy nominations and won 16 times, as well as two Golden Globe awards.
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