Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott, Boston Common Magazine, Jan 2012
Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott for Boston Common Magazine, Dec/Jan 2012, 3/3
Connie Britton: “I had reservations about the guy in the rubber suit. I honestly did not think he’d make it to TV. Maybe I’ve drunk the Kool-Aid now, but I’ve become quite used to the rubber man. He conjures something so specific and shocking. And I now think there is a place for him on television.” [X]
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.
The American Horror Story YouTube channel just added 4 Behind the Scenes features… featuring Connie Britton and cast