The Schmidt is about to hit the fan.
New Girl star Max Greenfield‘s forthcoming American Horror Story: Hotel detour is seriously “f–ked up,” exec producer Ryan Murphy previewed Friday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
“He plays an addict who checks into the hotel and tangles with Sarah Paulson,” Murphy elaborated. “I said [to him], ‘I have a feeling that you can and want to do something really f—ked up.’ And he said, ‘How did you know?’ So he cut off his beautiful hair and dyed it. And I think he’s lost 30 pounds. Yesterday, I talked to him and his waist I think is down to a 27. So he’s really commited to it.”
Murphy also noted that “the most disturbing scene we’ve ever done, he’s at the center of,” adding, “He really pushed himself as an actor. I was proud of him.”
American Horror Story: Hotel opens for business on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 10/9c on FX.