In ‘American Horror Story: Coven‘ one of the better characters of that anthology was Danny Huston’s (‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, ‘Children of Men’) Axeman. Now it seems he’s already shown up in ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show‘ and it sounds as if that might only be the start! While it is no surprise to see the series reusing actors in different roles, it was fun to see him pop up as he hadn’t been previously announced to be in this season.
While he may have been the Axeman in ‘Coven,’ this time around he is playing the character of Massimo Dolcefino, a man who has had a huge effect on Jessica Lange’s character, Elsa. With that being said, you could probably hope he would be back and now we know that it is a sure thing! However, there is also the possibility that he actually has 2 roles this season. Let us explain.
When promoting the upcoming Tim Burton film, ‘Big Eyes,’ he was of course asked about the show as well. It was questioned as to if there was any voice work similarity between ‘Big Eyes’ and ‘Freak Show’ which he responded with “Possibly, yeah. Possibly, yeah.”
While he did say that there was a back story between his character and Elsa, when asked if he may be tied to the therapist narrator he went a little vague with, “Well, I can’t really answer that, but you may see me in following episodes.”
Is he avoiding the topic because he doesn’t want to give a spoiler away about his character? About playing two roles? Or just because he can and they were really there to talk ‘Big Eyes’? It’s hard to say but you can get a better idea from the interview below of the context of his answers:
I have a feeling that we’ll end up seeing that both Massimo and the therapist are one and the same. This could be a great time difference twist that has him following Elsa’s life this entire time.
Do you think there will be another connection here being written in by director Ryan Murphy? Or are we all just reading too far into the voice similarities between Huston and whoever is doing the voice work for the therapist? Share your thoughts below!