Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott for Boston Common Magazine, Dec/Jan 2012, 2/3
“American Horror Story” could sweep the Globes given how well co-creator Ryan Murphy’s shows “Nip/Tuck” and “Glee” have fared with the HFPA in the past. Connie, who could reap dual Best Drama Actress bids [Friday Night Lights and American Horror Story] says, “If that were to happen, it would be incredible. But I would be happy with them considering either one of the shows.”
*** Not gonna lie… if she gets nominated for American Horror Story and NOT Friday Night Lights, it will be a travesty.
Connie Britton, ‘American Horror Story’
Why she needs rescuing: I don’t exactly know what ‘AHS’ is, but I’m pretty sure I don’t want Mrs. Coach anywhere near it. Britton is one of the most endearing and talented actresses of our time; too bad she’s stuck on a show that isn’t particularly interested in giving depth or complexity to its haunted-house characters.
*** I have seen all 6 episodes of AHS so far and whether you like the show or not, you’ve gotta admit it’s a stepdown from FNL for Connie Britton!
I might be the only person crossing her fingers that Connie Britton’s other FX show that she is developing with David O. Russell means she can’t be in the 2nd season!
Connie Britton and Jessica Lange are all ALONE in this EW photoshoot… or at least I’m trying to pretend they are.
Connie Britton plays Vivien Harmon with the same intelligence, grit, and effortless sex appeal she brought to her role as Mrs. Coach, pushing here into a darker representation of female strength. As her daughter, Violet, Taissa Farmiga—younger sister of Vera—brings a spunky, scrappy energy to her role as a tough-talking, troubled teen. The paterfamilias of the cursed threesome is the psychiatrist father, Ben, played by the only dud of this ensemble, the perennially uninteresting Dylan McDermott. Trying hard to muster the desperate smarm of John Cassavetes’s struggling actor from Rosemary’s Baby, McDermott comes off instead as though he’s auditioning for a supporting role on Burn Notice, and every scene he shares with either of his formidable female co-stars puts this talent differential into relief. (Was Kyle Chandler not available?)
*** That’s exactly my issue with Dylan M. He’s hot, but I’ve never thought he was a particularly good actor.