Post by Mr. Jon Donnis on Oct 21, 2013 12:13:28 GMT
Q: How do you find this particular voice for this character that you play?
A: He's a fun character as are all the characters in American Horror Story. The monsignor, just the name itself has this sort of regality to it. He's been brought in probably by the diocese to run this new asylum and sister Jude in charge. So the man is wonderfully versed in theology and church and I imagine is very well educated, possibly University. Ultimately he's very ambitious. He studies a lot. I also think that he is a moderate voice of the church. Around that time in the 60s it may even have been a movement called the Vatican II, which was the whole idea of challenging the Vatican and really getting it to modernize itself with its attitudes towards the people of that time in the modern age. That still continues today. He's a man that both is intelligent but also manages to think outside of the dogma and the theological box of the Catholic Church.