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The FX Network has another hit on its hands with American Horror Story, which was picked up for a second season on Halloween. Actor Denis O'Hare, who plays the mysterious Larry Harvey on the series, recently held a conference call to discuss Episode 1.08: Rubber Man, where the identity of the Harmon family's creepy black-clad house guest is finally revealed. Here's what Denis O'Hare had to say about this new episode of American Horror Story, which airs Wednesday, November 23 at 10 Pm Et on FX.
You're playing such a dark character, and a lot of times we hear actors say that you have to like who you're playing to be able to play that character convincingly. So what do you like about your character, and how do you connect with him?
Denis O'Hare: You know, it's funny. I love this character, and I love him because I feel like he »
Former Coronation Street star Johnny Briggs has criticised the show, claiming that there is no "fun" in it anymore. The 75-year-old actor appeared in the ITV1 soap as Underworld boss Mike Baldwin for 30 years. Briggs's criticism comes after producer Phil Collinson hit back at claims that ratings have fallen dramatically. Briggs told The Mirror: "There's no laughter or humour. The Duckworths have gone, Hilda Ogden is gone, the comedy and drama is dead. People were once happy in the soap. There is no-one in it I recognise now. "I watched the 50th anniversary episode [in December] but could only stand five minutes before I flicked over to the golf. There is no fun in the show anymore." > 'Coronation Street' boss refutes 'gay agenda' claims
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- By Ryan Love
Johnny Briggs is "heartbroken" over the state of 'Coronation Street'. The 75-year-old actor - who played knicker factory boss Mike Baldwin for 30 years until 2006 - criticised the lack of humour in the ITV1 soap and says he can no longer bear to tune in because the new, younger characters have derailed the soap. He said: "There's no laughter or humour. The Duckworths have gone, Hilda Ogden is gone, the comedy and drama is dead. People were once happy in the soap. There is no one in it I recognise now. "I watched the 50th anniversary episode in December but could only »
Simon Gregson has described the effect high-profile actors on Coronation Street had on him when he joined the show. Gregson, who has played Steve McDonald since 1989, said that he was "in awe" of William Roache (Ken Barlow) and Johnny Briggs (Mike Baldwin). "I was in awe of people like William Roache and Johnny Briggs when I started.You knew you were joining something big with those types of actors," he told Inside Soap. The 36-year-old highlighted the now-retired (more) »
- By Paul Millar
4 items from 2011
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