OF ‘THE 2018 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS’
ON E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION
As the People’s Choice Awards moves to E! for the first time, you’re nominated for drama TV star of 2018 for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” which already has earned you an Emmy Award for your portrayal of killer Andrew Cunanan. What’s the significance of awards for that to you? I’m always looking for interesting material. I’m looking for clay that I can get my hands on and really do something different and big with. I can’t just be like, “Here’s what I want to do.” I have to wait for these kinds of opportunities, and this certainly was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that happened to be in the hands of the person that I had been creating other things with, and who had been such a champion for me on “Glee.” I really hit the jackpot. I wish I could say it was calculated. This was something that I was clamoring for, but I definitely lucked out. I think a lot of actors have to wait a lifetime for something like this, and it came a lot quicker than I had anticipated. So, thank you, (“American Crime Story” executive producer) Ryan Murphy.