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