It's been a week since "American Horror Story" Season 6 premiered and many are still trying to make sense of what "Roanoke" is all about. Coming to TV with a bunch of red herrings for promo teasers and a whole new narrative structure than the show's previous iterations, things might feel slightly confusing for the fanbase of Ryan Murphy's genre hit.
But, if you had doubts after watching "Chapter 1," Denis O'Hare is here to lift your spirits. Hitting the red carpet event -- kicking off Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights in Los Angeles -- we got a chance to talk with O'Hare about this new season and the challenge of saying goodbye to his previous character, Liz Taylor from "AHS: Hotel."
"It has been really tough letting Liz Taylor go, I have to admit," O'Hare admits. "I'm not what I would consider a method method actor, but I really had moments with that character where I was at a hard time getting out of it and a hard time shaking off what she was going through and what I was going through."
Continuing in that vein, O'Hare praised the way "Hotel" closed the book on Taylor as she ultimately got a good ending. Unfortunately, the same can not be said for "Coven's" Spaulding or "Murder House's" Larry. Piggy-backing -- see what we did there? -- off of that topic, the actor was able to give us a little insight into the new character he is playing in Season 6.
"He's hairy. And he has different levels of hairiness."
When you think about the stark visual differences between the hairless Liz Taylor from "Hotel" and the recluse shown hiding from the Pig Man in the grainy video from the Season 6 premiere, it's really got to help the actor separate himself further from the fan favorite role he grew so attached to.
"I went from shaving all parts of my body all the time to shaving nothing ever," He tells us. "And also, I went from wearing great clothes to wearing some of the uglier clothes on the planet. No offense to our amazing costume designer, but when you can pull it off the rack at Sears it's not going to win awards."
"American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.