In American Horror Story: Asylum, Zachary Quinto plays the serial killer, Bloody Face. Each season of the anthology series delves into a different narrative. But, some actors return to play an entirely new character. For example, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Francis Conroy and Lily Rabe appeared for several seasons. However, fans were shocked to see that Quinto never returned. American Horror Story After season 2. So, why did the actor leave the show for good?
[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers from American Horror Story: Asylum]
Zachary Quinto first appeared in ‘American Horror Story: Murder House’
When the FX series debuted in 2011, Zachary Quinto portrayed Chad Warwick. murder house. Before the arrival of the Harmon family, Chad and his lover previously owned property. But, Tate (dressed as the Rubber Man) murders the couple, and their spirits remain trapped in the house for eternity.
After Season 1 ended, Quinto returned for the second installment of the series, titled Hospital. He played the role of Dr. Oliver Thredson; A court-appointed psychiatrist is sent to Briarcliff Manor to evaluate Kit Walker (Evan Peters) before the trial. Although Thredson appeared to be a friendly doctor, deep down, he was a sadistic serial killer.
He kidnapped women who could “replace” his lost mother. For example, he looked for women who had the “powerful skin of the mother.” Any woman who did not meet the standard was foreskin and beheaded. Then, they turned their skin into furniture and made a mask out of their old flesh, hence the name “bloody face”. Soon, news reporter Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson) becomes Bloody Face’s latest victim. In the end, she manages to escape and kills him.
Why Didn’t Zachary Quinto Return To ‘American Horror Story’?
Later Hospital Ended in 2013, Quinto never returned American Horror Story. During that time, the actor had several projects in the works – he starred in chair, slap, girls, And Hannibal. While the actor’s busy schedule may have contributed to his absence, Quinto simply didn’t want to return to the horror series.
in an interview with Yahoo, Quinto revealed that he and Murphy never talked about future cameos. When asked about his comeback, the actor replied, “No, I don’t think so.”
“I haven’t had a conversation with anyone about it, but I think I had a great experience there as well, and I’m interested in getting away from the genre stuff,” he explained.
Quinto further said that he wants to move on from villainous roles. “I have played a lot of antagonists and notable villains in my journey, but I am looking forward and excited to move beyond that and the world of the genre,” he said. “I’m interested in another world.”
There’s no bad blood between Quinto and Murphy
Although Quinto never returned American Horror Story, she hasn’t stopped working with the show’s co-creator, Ryan Murphy. Actor to star in 2020 feature film boys in bando. Murphy produced the film, and it premiered on Netflix in September 2020. Therefore, there is no bad blood between the two.
Even though Quinto has no plans to return to the AHS universe, fans will never forget his portrayal of the terrifying Bloody Face.
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