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

Starring Denis ’Hare and narrated by Kathleen Turner , the documentary American Masters – Edgar 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 orphan in search of family, love and literary fame, having written over 00 short stories and poems before dying under mysterious circumstances. During -on- interview Collider, actor Denis O’Hare talked about why he was overwhelmed the 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 roles. Collider: this project was presented to you and the idea of you playing Edgar Allan Poe came your way, what was […]

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