Zachary Quinto to Play a ‘Gay Ghost’ on ‘American Horror Story’


Zachary Quinto describes his upcoming guest role on American Horror Story:

"I play a gay ghost. It's basically like my (gay) character on (the former VH1 series) 'So NoTORIous' (above) and my character from 'Heroes' mixed into one."

He says he considers Sylar in Heroes his break-out role:

"'Heroes' really changed the game for me in a way that nothing before it had. That job came out of a really lean period for me. I felt a lot of limitations and, of course, they were all self-imposed. And they were able to find an outlet in that role in 'Heroes' and that really changed my journey creatively and professionally."

And says he's not worried about being typecast as a gay character:

"I've played gay characters before. I've played straight characters before. It hasn't shaped my relationship to my work and they've all been interesting characters."

Posted October 21, 2011 at 11:10am ETC by Andy Towle
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