Connie Britton is a very busy woman these days. “Dirty John,” the actress’ new Bravo series with co-star Eric Bana, premieres this Sunday and she was recently cast in the upcoming Roger Ailes movie, alongside Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman. But that growing list of projects won’t keep her from making time to re-team with prolific producer Ryan Murphy — one day.
Though you probably shouldn’t hold your breath for her immediate returns to Fox’s “9-1-1” or FX’s “American Horror Story.”
“It’s always possible! (laughs),” Britton said when asked about coming back to either series, during an interview with TheWrap Monday, while promoting her upcoming cable drama based on the popular Los Angeles Times podcast.
“It’s always possible. And, you know, in the world of Ryan Murphy I’m usually pretty quick to say yes, because I adore him and I adore working with and he always puts together such a great group of people. So we shall see (laughs).”
While Britton hasn’t been seen on Murphy’s “9-1-1” since her character Abby headed off to travel the world on the Season 1 finale — with Jennifer Love Hewitt stepping in as the new leading lady for the show’s sophomore year — she did come back to reprise her “Murder House” role of Vivien Harmon for the recently-wrapped eighth season of “AHS.” (As TheWrap exclusively reported she would, back in August.)
However, she hasn’t gotten around to viewing the final cut of the episode — which played an integral part in “AHS: Apocalypse”s “Murder House”-“Coven” crossover storyline.
“I am horrified to say that I haven’t even seen the episode (laughs)!” Because I’ve just been so busy working, which is usually the case for me. I’m a terrible TV watcher because I’m pretty much always working and if I’m not working, I’m hanging out with my son. And in the case of ‘American Horror Story’ it’s so hard for me to watch that show anyway, because it’s just so damn scary.”
The installment, which saw the return of not just Britton, but franchise alums Jessica Lange and Dylan McDermott as well, was also a special one because it marked series star Sarah Paulson’s directorial debut. And that is one of the main reasons Britton is going to get around to seeing it — eventually.
“But I do want to watch my episode, mostly not for me, but because it was so fun being back in that house and the fact that Sarah Paulson directed it. She did such a wonderful job,” Britton said. “I think that girl’s gonna go places (laughs)! I think she did a really good job. So I want to see it because I think she did such a good job.”
“Dirty John” premieres Sunday, Nov. 25 at 10/9c on Bravo.