Dylan McDermott has said he's good with
his gay fan base.
The 50-year-old McDermott currently
stars in the gay-inclusive cabler FX hit American Horror Story.
In the supernatural drama from Ryan
Murphy, the creator of Nip/Tuck and Glee, married
couple Ben Harmon (played by McDermott) and Vivien (Connie Britton)
and their daughter move into a house that knows their secrets and
plays on their fears.
During an interview with gay glossy The
Advocate, McDermott called Murphy a genius for taking risks.
“I believe that Ryan Murphy is a
genius,” he said. “Most people in show business are so afraid to
fail that they don't take any risks, but all Ryan does is take
“When I first heard about American
Horror Story, even before I read the script, I was so intrigued
by it. I was looking for someone to take me to a different place,
and I needed someone like Ryan, someone with a vision who was brave
enough to take me there.”
On getting hit on by gay men at clubs
in the 70s, McDermott said he's “cool with everyone.”
“I'd say, 'I'm not gay, but it's all
good.' It's kind of like going to Paris when you don't known the
language; some Americans get into trouble over there, but I'm just
like, 'Sorry, I don't speak French.'”