Denis O’Hare on Playing Edgar Allan Poe for ‘American Masters’ & Working with Ryan Murphy

Starring Denis O’Hare and narrated by Kathleen Turner , the documentary American Masters – Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive , airing on PBS on October 30 th , draws on the rich palette of Poe’s imagery and explores the misrepresentations of the man as a drug-addled madman to tell the real story of the notorious author. After his death, Poe became a global icon of modern literature and a pop culture brand, but in life, he was an orphan in search of family, love and literary fame, having written over 100 short stories and poems before dying under mysterious circumstances. During this 1-on-1 interview with Collider, actor Denis O’Hare talked about why he was overwhelmed at the idea of playing Edgar Allan Poe, finding the best way to resemble the author, what Poe might think of all of this, what he was surprised to learn about Poe, and his favorite Poe stories. He also talked about the incredibly collaborative relationship he’s had with Ryan Murphy , which has led to such a wide array of memorable roles. Collider: When this project was presented to you and the idea of you playing Edgar Allan Poe came your way, what was […]

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