“American Horror Story: Freak Show” star Finn Wittrock considers himself very lucky for playing the murderous mama’s boy Dandy Mott on the latest season of the FX anthology series.
“I was given the gift of a really outside the box character that you really don’t get to do everyday,” Wittrock told TheWrap in a new episode of “Drinking With the Stars.” “And the writers took a lot of big risks, like pushing this guy and pushing the envelope of what he could do.”
Wittrock did admit, though, that he had difficulty relating to his psychopathic character. “How do I relate to bathing in my mother’s blood?” Wittrock said. “You kind of just find that little demon inside you and let him rip.”
He also praised the Ryan Murphy-led series for its ability to stay fresh by featuring new story lines each season while still maintaining a core company of actors Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, and Frances Conroy.
But the young actor tries not to let all the talk of Emmy nominations psych him out. “A lot of this business is trying to cancel out the noise and trying to focus on the real thing,” he said. “So it’s great, like it strokes your ego, but you kind of have to keep coming back to what is real.”
Watch the video here and stay tuned for more of Finn’s interview next week at TheWrap.