Photos: AHS 1984 Capture Update
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Photos: AHS 1984 Capture Update

I apologize for the very long delay in adding these, I have been dealing with things outside the www and Elle has been busy as well. However, the gallery is updated with the rest of the missing captures of Cody Fern from 1984 and you can view them now. Again, my apologies!

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Photos: AHS 1984 HD Captures
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Photos: AHS 1984 HD Captures

Screencaptures of Cody as Xavier in AHS: 1984 have been added to the image gallery. Apologies for the delay in adding these, things have been a bit hectic!

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8×10: “Apocalypse Then ” HD Captures

Captures from the season finale of American Horror Story: Apocalypse have been added to our gallery.  We say goodbye to Cody as the antichrist, Michael but we’re all looking forward to what comes next for Cody and his growing career!

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Cody Fern Is Psyched for You to See ‘Battle Royale’ of a Finale

“And nobody does a battle royale like Ryan [Murphy] does a battle royale,” FX star tells TheWrap

(Warning: This post contains spoilers for “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” through last week’s episode)

It looks like “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” is going to end with a bang tonight — literally. But, really, what did you expect from a season all about the end of the world?

Yes, we now know Michael Langdon’s plan — which appears to be to watch the world and everything in it, including those pesky witches, go up in flames — is slowly coming to fruition, as tonight is the Season 8 finale.

TheWrap spoke with Cody Fern after Episode 808, “Sojourn,” to get as many details as we possibly could about how his on-screen alter ego — the Antichrist himself — plans to duke it out with Supreme Cordelia Goode (Sarah Paulson) and her coven on the finale of Ryan Murphy’s “Apocalypse.” And what we learned is it’s gonna be a big and messy showdown.

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American Horror Story’s Cody Fern Talks Playing the Antichrist & Apocalypse Finale

Cody Fern entered the Ryan Murphy extended universe earlier this year in American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace as David Madson, one of Andrew Cunanan’s first victims. The role helped launch Fern’s career and earned him a place in Murphy’s stable of regulars, landing him the prize role of Michael Langdon — aka the Antichrist — in American Horror Story: Apocalypse. Ahead of tonight’s finale, OUT chatted with the Australian actor about his experience working with legends like Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange, whether or not he’d return for another season of AHS, what is was like to wear that gorgeous wig and what’s in store for Michael in the Apocalypse finale.

What is it like to play the Antichrist?
It’s been the greatest privilege of my acting career so far. Between this and Versace, ff for some reason the apocalypse came tonight, I’d be pretty happy with what I’ve done.

How much did you know going into the season?
I didn’t know anything, I didn’t even know the theme, we found out when everybody else found out. We did know obviously that there had been an apocalypse, but I found out that I was playing Michael Langdon two days before we started filming. My first scene was the interrogation with Venable {Sarah Paulson). All that Ryan had told me was that I’d be wearing a long, blonde wig and that I would have an affinity for capes. I went into the piece thinking I was the protagonist.

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Cody Fern Is in Love With His Antichrist Wig

Cody Fern is certainly having a moment in Hollywood. The Australian actor gained critical attention this summer for his role as David Madson in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, and this fall he’s on another Ryan Murphy hit as Michael Langdon, the son of Connie Britton and an evil latex gimp monster in the current season of American Horror Story: Apocalypse. As of last Friday, viewers can also see Fern in the final season of House of Cards. He’s everywhere! But let’s focus on the truly important questions: What did this horror-meister do for Halloween, and what does he love about playing the Antichrist? Mostly the wigs, it turns out.

What did you do for Halloween?
I’ve never been to the parade in L.A. before — it’s always been an unfortunate series of events, like last year I had food poisoning. This year I was incredibly tired and I was like, “No, now is not the right time for that. I just finished Horror Story, and I’m emotionally drained and I can’t go.” But as soon as friend asked if I wanted to go, I said, “Let’s put on a mask and do it.” So I walked around West Hollywood with some friends and beheld the spectacle before me. It was cool and overwhelming and too many people. I’m not used to Halloween. We don’t care about it in Australia.

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Cody Fern on Finding Relatability in the Antichrist on ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’

Step one in preparing to play the antichrist? Learn how to relate.

“I don’t know how to play a character unless I love him,” Cody Fern tells ET of his role as Michael Langdon, the antichrist, on American Horror Story: Apocalypse. “I don’t see the evil. It’s not useful to me… you can’t play evil. How can I play evil?”

Fern comes pretty darn close on the FX series, which is, remarkably, only his third television show. As the Australian actor notes, he’s only really been in the business for five years. After honing his chops in Australian theater, he arrived in Los Angeles to pursue his Hollywood dreams, but didn’t work for three and a half “brutal” years. Everything changed with Ryan Murphy.

The super-producer cast Fern as David Madson in his other FX series, American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. “It was my first real professional job,” Fern says of the gig. Though he calls it a “somewhat smaller supporting role,” it was enough to impress Murphy, who gave him a breakout part in the new installment of AHS. Fern, who also stars on the new season of House of Cards, has been working steadily ever since.

As for his role as Michael, the 30-year-old actor admits that reading the Satanic Bible was one of the more interesting ways he prepared to step into the character — but not the most important.

“The human angle, that’s exactly what I went for, because how can you play the antichrist? For me, I can’t play a metaphor or a symbol. I needed to play a human being, and I needed to play a human being who is just like any other, who has longing, who has needs, who is hurt, who loves and needs love, and that’s how I went about going and getting to the core of who he was,” Fern explains, revealing that he took inspiration from how Queen Elizabeth II’s life was portrayed on Netflix’s The Crown.

“Imagine being born into something that supposedly serves a greater purpose,” he says. “That’s how I approach Michael’s anger, first and foremost, that he was born into something that he doesn’t understand, that he doesn’t choose. That he needs to go about molding himself into, that other people are continually pressing onto him, that there are all of these expectations and these weights and he has these impulses that he doesn’t understand, that he is just enacting.”

Last week’s episode saw Michael’s confusion come to a head, in a vicious scene in which he murders a goat that was “mocking” him, Fern describes. “I grew up in an area where people would go around and kill things, and I very much was not about that,” the actor admits of his childhood, though says his personal views didn’t come into play while filming the scene.

“That whole scene is the reverse temptation of Christ, you know. So that didn’t bother me at all,” he says with a laugh. “It’s certainly not playing myself. There are elements of myself in the role, but then I have to kind of let all of that go. And you’re imagining things. That’s the wonder of it. You get to play in this different realm where you are not you, so there’s always the barrier. And you know, I’m not killing a real goat, so I was just fine.”

With just two episodes left of the season, Fern teases that fans can expect more of the Apocalypse journey. “We’ve come to learn it’s not a general thing that Michael is carrying out, but rather a very personal attack against a particular group of people. And even more specifically, against Cordelia,” he notes, hinting there’s a prophecy that cannot be avoided. “So that will certainly feed into what we are about to see, and Michael’s sense of righteousness moving forward about how he’s going to come back to Cordelia. I can’t give too much away.”

Fern wrapped production on AHS last week, confessing that leaving the character behind felt like “a cleaving of the soul.” “I’m kind of coming back down to earth, and it’s going to be a process, you know? Especially because I so loved playing Michael and I so loved being in his skin. So it’s tough,” he says. “But you know, I will say, I’ve had the most extraordinary year of my life. And I’m so grateful for it, and I’m so overwhelmed by it.”

“Look, if Ryan asked me back, I would be thrilled. I mean, Ryan is such an exceptional artist and human being. I want to work with him again and again and again and again, so if I had that opportunity, I 100 percent will jump, but I’m focusing on the present,” Fern muses. “Whereas normally I would be worrying about what the future is going to bring, I’m just bathing in this moment right now, and it’s been the most glorious moment of my life. So I’m incredibly fortunate and just so grateful.”


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Cody Fern Responds to Church of Satan Criticism: “He’s a Righteous Character”

Cody Fern speaks to The Hollywood Reporter about embodying Michael Langdon on the FX horror anthology and teases a “satisfying” ending to ‘Apocalypse.’

Cody Fern didn’t know he was playing the Antichrist when he first landed his American Horror Story role.

The actor had broken out with a performance on Ryan Murphy’s other FX series, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, and had just wrapped filming on the final season of Netflix’s House of Cards. Two days before heading into production on the eighth season of horror anthology AHS, titled Apocalypse, Fern realized he was playing more than just a guy with “long, blonde hair and an affinity for capes” when he saw the name of his character in the new script: Michael Langdon.

AHS viewers first met Michael Langdon in season one’s Murder House. Michael was a 3-year-old who had been prophesied to be the Antichrist, the son of the devil who would bring about the end of the world. Seven seasons later, Murphy returned to that mythology with the crossover season of Apocalypse, which has tied together Murder House and season three’s Coven with the end-of-the-world plot. By design, mystery still swirls around the man at the center of the season as it barrels towards its conclusion.

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Cody Fern Doesn’t Care If You Like Michael Langdon

Cody Fern didn’t know anything about his American Horror Story: Apocalypse character. Well, almost nothing. He knew he’d be wearing a luxurious wig.

“What wig? [Laughs.] The discussion about the wig was the first thing I knew about the character. I found out that’d I’d be playing a character in American Horror Story back in October, but I didn’t know who it was going to be until days before filming,” Fern told E! News. He knew he’d be working with Sarah Paulson and that’s pretty much it.

“I didn’t know who I was playing, I just knew he would have long, Dorian Gray-esque hair and would love capes. That’s all I knew. The discussion about the wig…I don’t remember having a discussion in which it was to match Connie Britton, but I know there was to be elements of other characters imbued into him, but I didn’t know which, because it was so under wraps…[Ryan Murphy] was very specific about wanting that wig. Ryan was incredibly involved in that wig,” he said with a laugh.

Viewers—and Fern—now know he’s playing Michael Langdon, the son American Horror Story: Murder House characters Vivien (Britton) and Tate (Evan Peters). Billie Dean Howard (one of Paulson’s many characters this season of AHS: Apocalypse) predicted Michael Langdon, the son of a spirit, would be the Antichrist. He’s living up to that destiny, whether viewers like him or not.

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