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Published On: Sat, Dec 29th, 2012

Dylan McDermott talks ‘American Horror Story,’ his character’s mother issues and walking around naked

The second season of “American Horror Story” will wrap up in mid-January and Dylan McDermott’s character is set to make a return to the show which has been flashing back to 1964.

dylan_mcdermott_american_horror photoTalking with Media Mikes in an interview published Thursday, the “Practice” talks about his character returning for “AHS: Asylum.”

“Well, he’s obviously a troubled man, so where I hope he goes and where he goes are two different places But I think he’s got a sole purpose in life and really that is, he feels so scorned by his mother. Everything is about his mother. The reason he’s doing all these horrible things is because he was rejected so harshly by his mother, obviously aborted. His father was a serial killer. His mother aborted him and he still lives. So his whole trajectory in life is really about her.”

McDermott’s character is in a whirlwind of chaos at times and the actor has had some pretty strange scenes.

“Well, I mean if you watched all the episodes, you know that I’ve had to do some strange things clearly, but that was part of the ride when I talked to Ryan [creator Ryan Murphy] about this show. Obviously the cry baiting and walking around naked, and now I’m playing a serial killer, is all in terms of doing American Horror Story, this is what comes with the dinner. So you just have to be up for it.”

How much will fans get to see McDermott this season, “I will be, I believe, in the next three out of four,” he says.

Murphy may have plans for his character in season 3.

“I mean I love this show. I just think it’s just really—if I wasn’t on the show, I’d be watching it; so I’m a fan of this show as much as an actor on the show. So whatever—like I said before, I really trust Ryan and he has a great instinct with me. If he asks me to come back on, of course.”

Check out the entire interview here.

“American Horror Story: Asylum” is scheduled to conclude on January 23, 2013 with a new season premiering in the fall of 2013.

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  1. James says:

    I’m glad that Dylan McDermott made it back on this season of American Horror Story. It’s such a great idea to reuse actors for different roles, and AHS: Asylum is even scarier than the first season. Some of my DISH coworkers were wondering how many episodes he was going to be in for the second part of the season, and it’s good know that he’ll be on for at least three more episodes. I’m spending this weekend re-watching earlier episodes since I recorded them on my DISH Hopper. I’ve been able to record and store episodes of AHS on my DVR since it hold up to 2,000 hours of entertainment, and then watch them whenever I want.

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