There are a lot of returning faces on “American Horror Story” this year, but one newcomer to “Freak Show” is the eye-catching Finn Wittrock as Dandy Mott. He’s a Jupiter, Fla. local who comes from a posh background, visiting Elsa’s “Cabinet of Curiosities” with his mother Gloria (Frances Conroy) to gawk at the “freaks.” It’s intriguing to wonder just how Dandy will fit into the Season 4 “AHS” storylines, and that’s why Finn is one of Zap2it’s Ones to Watch for fall 2014. Learn more about him in the Q&A below.
What’s the current home-screen picture on your phone?
A photo I took of Central Park, in New York City
What are your can’t-miss TV shows?
I’m usually late to the game on shows, and watch them after they’ve aired. But I love “House of Cards,” “The Killing,” “Orange Is the New Black,” loved “True Detective,” and “Arrested Development” when it was on. Also “The Wire,” though I was way late to the game on that.
What’s a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
“99 Red Balloons”
What’s the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
Somehow “Everytime” by Britney Spears is on there. Honestly have no idea how that happened.
Zombie apocalypse or alien invasion?
Zombies, for sure
What’s the last item you purchased?
Aviator Ray-Ban sunglasses. Which now I can’t find, and that worries me.
Do you have any current pop-culture obsessions?
Does Jon Stewart count?
Do you have any nicknames?
Finnius, Finilbe, Huckleberry, Finnster, the list goes on…
What’s the worst place you have ever been?
One time I was in this outreach program in South Florida, and we went to help the farmers in this swampy field, and my face became covered in mosquitoes. Literally hundreds of bites. I had way more respect for those farmers after that.
What’s your spirit animal?
What was the last lie you told?
“Sorry, I don’t have any change.”
Air guitar or hairbrush singer?
Who is your last text message from?
The 2nd AD from “American Horror Story,” telling me my pickup time
Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, what’s the third sentence?
“But Ona’s father proved as a rock — the girl was yet a child, and he was a rich man, and his daughter was not to be had in this way.” – “The Jungle,” Upton Sinclair
If you had to choose another career, what would it be?
Either a photo journalist for the New York Times or an architect
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Is there a celebrity that you have met and been starstruck by?
I was a bit nervous when I met Daniel Day Lewis
What goes in your carry-on bag on the plane?
Computer, book, script, pens in case I get inspired by an idea to write down, iPod, Altoids
What’s your favorite beverage?
Can I say beer? If not, Pellegrino
What food can you not resist?
What do your friends make fun of you for?
I’m a klutz, through and through.
What clique did you belong to in high school?
I went to an Arts High School, so everyone there was kind of anti-clique, though they still happened. I guess I was in the theatre-dork clique. NOT to be confused with the musical-theatre-dork clique.
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” premieres Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.