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Matt Bomer to guest star in Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

Actor Matt Bomer poses with the Giffoni Award during the Giffoni Film Festival on July 19, 2014 in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Giffoni Film Festival)
Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto

Actor Matt Bomer has already had a busy year and it has already paid off with an Emmy nomination for his role in Ryan Murphy’s HBO adaptation of the Larry Kramer Broadway hit “The Normal Heart.” Bomer has also just finished wrapping up the USA TV series “White Collar” and will be filming “Magic Mike 2.” So what else is on the calendar for Emmy nominee?

According to Entertainment Weekly on Sunday, Bomer will team up with his “The Normal Heart” director again in FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” Murphy made the announcement at EW’s Emmy Party. Although Bomer only be a guest star on one episode, Murphy is thrilled to work with the “amazing” actor once again.

Murphy told EW, “I try to get him to do everything for me. I sent him a text that said, ‘First right of refusal, here’s the role.’ It’s very…warped.’” He wanted Bomer so badly for the role that he had to work around Bomer’s “Magic Mike 2” schedule.

Although it is unknown as to what Bomer’s role will be, it is a safe bet to assume it will be a role fans aren’t use to seeing Bomer play. More than likely much different from his role in “The Normal Heart.” His role as Felix Turner in the highly acclaimed drama showed off Bomer’s versatility as an actor and also showcased his range. Bomer lost weight and formed an emotional connection to the film to really digest the role. In a recent interview with AwardsLine, Boomer talked about how much an Emmy nomination meant to him.

He said, “It was really overwhelming. Just in terns of the amount of gratitude I felt to be acknowledged by my peers. I’m not going to lie and say that’s not a big deal. It also meant a great deal to me that so any people – who I watched pour their hearts and souls into this film on a daily basis – were recognized.”

Co-stars Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts also earned nominations and Bomer owes it to Murphy for making the project happen and believing in his depth as an actor to take on such a role. Now Bomer will repay that gratitude by bringing to life a different kind of Ryan Murphy character in “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”