For the seventh chapter of American Horror Story, Evan Peters is set to take on a multitude of personalities among which the king of pop art, Andy Warhol. Posting a snap on Instagram of Peters in costume, showrunner Ryan Murphy has given us a little preview of what to expect.
According to Murphy, the ambitious season, entitled Cult, will explore "the rise of a cult of personality that can rise in a divided society." As PopSugar points out, while Warhol may not be the first character to come to mind when thinking of cults, he did have a "cult of personality."
Leading his Factory and group of Superstars, the artist produced his works on a massive scale earning praise and devotion from generations of fans. As Evan Peters explained to Entertainment Weekly:
"Ryan told me I was playing Andy Warhol and so I immediately started doing research on him and just fell in love with him. I thought he was amazing and the 60s and The Factory and that whole world to live in is so fun.
So it was great to learn about him but challenging to get his mannerisms and his speech and his state of mind. I would just listen to him constantly."
We'll see how he lives up the part in the next chapter of American Horror Story, also set to feature Lena Dunham as Valerie Solanas, the radical feminist icon who attempted to murder Warhol.