During our recent webchat with Evan Peters, the Critics’ Choice nominee for “American Horror Story” teased FX’s upcoming program “Pose,” his latest venture with producer Ryan Murphy. “It’s so good for the transgender community,” Peters announces. “It’s such a great story and it’s very complex. It’s New York City, 1987, with the ballroom culture. It’s just gonna be amazing and it’s gonna have that Ryan Murphy flare to it.” Production on “Pose” began in October in New York City and is expected to debut next year. Besides Peters, other cast members will include Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek and Tatiana Maslany. Watch our exclusive video interview with Peters above.
Likening the look and feel of “Pose” to the 1990 documentary “Paris Is Burning,” Peters adds, “It’s gonna be visually stunning to watch, and emotionally it’s gonna be heart-wrenching. I think it’s gonna grab onto people and really affect them and move them and open their eyes to the transgender community and hopefully [they’ll] see them in a more welcoming, open light. So that’s the whole goal of that show. I’m very proud to be working on that show.”
As for why Peters is still interested in working with Murphy after all these years, he admits, “He has the mind and the imagination and knows what he wants. He’s open to ideas, so it’s a very collaborative experience. But he also knows what he likes and what he doesn’t like. So it’s a matter of taste, and when you have taste that Ryan has then people gravitate toward that.”
Peters played Kai Anderson in “American Horror Story: Cult,” the charismatic leader of an extremist group or murderers who runs for political office. For his work on this seventh installment of FX’s anthology series, Peters earned his very first Critics’ Choice TV Award nomination. Find out who wins when the awards are handed out January 11.
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