‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’: Ryan Murphy says he knew Darren Criss became once ‘excellent of grand darkness’

Cover your eyes, Gleeks. Darren Criss, who performed squeaky trim, bow-tie aficionado Blaine Anderson on Fox’s Glee is set to shed that symbol.

The actor has his darkest and maximum tricky function to this degree as serial killer Andrew Cunanan in FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Account, premiering Jan. 17 on FX. Cunanan now not most efficient killed the titular fashion designer, performed through Edgar Ramirez, nevertheless additionally 4 different males in 1997. Portraying the sociopath, Criss vacillates between being captivating, pathetic, ruthless, and psychotic.

“I did as grand research as humanly that you’re going to maximum without a doubt be able to judge,” says Criss. However, “there’s now not a number of of preparation you are going to maximum without a doubt be able to discontinue. Necessarily the best factor you are going to maximum without a doubt be able to in reality discontinue is being to be had to all emotions in any respect circumstances. At any degree, he’s keen to fireside off in any route.”

Govt manufacturer Ryan Murphy become as soon as adamant that Criss play Cunanan after seeing the actor on Broadway in Hedwig and the Mad Rush. “I superb knew he would possibly possibly maximum without a doubt discontinue it,” unearths Murphy. “Greater than that, I knew that he become as soon as natty hungry and fearless. I believe people working out to be Darren as a musical comedy huge identify first. However, once I noticed Hedwig, I knew he become as soon as superb of grand darkness.”

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Account premieres Jan. 17 at 10 p.m. on FX.

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Updated: January 4, 2018 — 10:11 pm

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