We now have our first look at Evan Peters in one of his famous cult get-ups that we’ll soon see in an episode of American Horror Story: Cult. While the season is beginning to make sense plot-wise, the show can be a little heavy handed with some of the political commentary. Where he does hit a home run is with the horror portion of the show, with this season taking the sadistic nature of the series to different levels.
It also seems like it will do justice to the past versions of famous cult leaders played by Peters, serving as a reminder of the Hotel season’s serial killer dinner party — also featuring Peters deep in character. While the actor will also take on Charles Manson, David Koresh, and Jim Jones during the future episode, the one that stood out was Andy Warhol and the “cult” that surrounded him at The Factory. Tim Stack with Entertainment Weekly shared Peters as the legendary artist on Twitter and the results are pretty stunning:
Peters is doing the heavy lifting on this season of the series and his look as Warhol is nearly perfect. It’ll be a shame to see him get shot by Lena Dunham’s Valerie Solanas. Some folks on Twitter even compared the image to some looks at Warhol during his life, just adding fuel to the authenticity of it all.
While he has some competition for the other cult leaders, like the late Powers Boothe as Jones or Taylor Kitsch as Koresh, but it is safe to say that his Warhol is better than Bill Hader and Crispin Glover in the past. Might not be better than David Bowie, though. We’ll just have to see.