Winter TCA Press Tour (January 5, 2018) Los Angeles
These are super nice photos!
Darren Criss of FX’s ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ poses for a portrait during the 2018 Winter TCA Tour at Langham Hotel on January 5, 2018 in Pasadena, California
This is nicely said, Darren. I think he's saying that if the audience can relate to Cunanan, then people in the audience will feel empathy when he gets hit with obstacles/negative events (such as homophobia?), and thus they feel sad when Cunanan feels the emotional impact of those obstacles. So folks in the audience feel sad that Cunanan had to experience the negative events (that caused him to react), as well as the audience feels sad for the victims of Cunanan's reactive actions.
Why the True Focus of The Assassination of Gianni Versace Just May Surprise You | Source
She is an Entertainment Editor at Racked. This seems to be in line with what Darren just said in the video above, about people in the audience viewing Cunanan's emotions in reaction to events in his life, as well as how scary he is.
[LQ] Maureen Orth, Tom Rob Smith, Edgar Ramirez, Brad Simpson, Darren Criss, Nina Jacobson and Ricky Martin from FX’s ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ pose for a portrait during the 2018 Winter TCA Tour at Langham Hotel at Langham Hotel on January 5, 2018 in Pasadena, California
Very cute photo (bottom photo). I like the comment too by the Official TCA. Darren made some very interesting comments at the TCA yesterday that the critics tweeted about. I haven't had a chance to discuss them yet. He seemed very articulate yesterday in his comments. OfficialTCA
: How far would you go to be famous? The new season of American Crime Story is titled The Assassination of Gianni Versace, but it’s actually about far more than that. #TCA18
(Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)OfficialTCA
: Finding the perfect Andrew Cunnan was a challenge, but @DarrenCriss made the character his own. Thankfully, he didn’t bring the murderer’s darkness home with him after filming #TCA18 #ACSFX
(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty)
More cute photos.
What are they talking about? It looks like Darren was embarrassed about something and Edgar is being sweet.
[LQ] Actors Darren Criss and Edgar Ramirez of the television show The Assassination of Gianni Versace speak onstage during the FOX/FX Networks portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 5, 2018 in Pasadena, California.maureen_orth
: With wonderful @darrencriss@darrenarmy. Great #acsversace
writer Tom RobSmith. A ha ha ha Hollywood kind of day! Pretty fun for new year. ##vulgarfavors
book. Who whudda thunk??!
Some more nice photos:
[LQ] Darren Criss participates in the “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” panel during the FOX Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Pasadena,Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
From Darren Criss Army:
Why the True Focus of The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Just May Surprise You
Jan. 6, 2018
And for star Darren Criss, who turns in a career-making performance as Cunanan, it was the opportunity to explore the tragic undercurrent of the murderer’s actions that drove him to the role.
“That’s what made this such a joy for me, trying to find this common denominators between Andrew and the person watching, so much so that when he does something horrible, you’re really almost heartbroken that they’re doing this,” he told E! News. “That it is not only sad because of the actions, but sad because of the things that made those things happen.”
A few more excerpts of the same article.
Why the True Focus of The Assassination of Gianni Versace Just May Surprise You
Jan. 6, 2018
His name may be in the one in the title, but when The Assassination of Gianni Versace premieres on FX next week, the famed fashion designer, gunned down in his prime, will share the spotlight.
In fact, much like The People v O.J. Simpson before it, the second installment of American Crime Story will use the crime involving the bold-named individual in the title to explore greater themes, as well as tell the stories of the lesser-known victims of serial killer Andrew Cunanan. And as executive producer Brad Simpson told E! News ahead of the show's panel at the 2018 TCA Winter Press Tour, that's exactly how the creative team wanted it.
"Andrew Cunanan was a spree killer and he murdered five people, the most famous being Gianni Versace. Versace was his obsession. He was everything he wanted and couldn't have. The series tracks through those victims," Simpson explained. "We thought it was important to spend the same amount of time with the less-known victims as it was with the most famous victims. Versace weaves his way in and out of this story, I think, in a great way, but the journey itself is the journey of this killer across the country as he murders people."
In other words, just because Edgar Ramirez and Penélope Cruz dominate the show's key art as Gianni and his legendary sister Donatella Versace, don't expect this to be a Versace family biography. While Gianni's name may be in the title, it's the word "Assassination" that's the real focus here.
A couple of more cute photos:
Darren & Edgar at the ACS Versace panel at the Television Critics Association press tour. January 5, 2018.
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