Denis O'Hare's AHS portfolio is filled with visually dynamic roles, but one that left the most lingering mental image was that of Larry Harvey in Murder House. The character's face was severely burned on one side in an attack that followed his wife's suicide by fire. Although Harvey was a murderous cretin whose sole motivation was his mistress, his circumstances still weren't enviable, and neither were O'Hare's on the set.
As he told The Morton Report, "The makeup is so good, and it looks so real that people assumed I wasn't an actor, they assumed that is was, 'Oh, look at that poor guy.' So people would sort of avert their eyes, or they would nod politely, and it's a great exercise in exploring what the character's daily reality must be like. I found myself, and I find myself, not wanting to be in public." Perhaps even accidental Method acting can be effective, because O'Hare nailed the ambivalence and secrecy of his character, just as the makeup crew managed to turn him into a very literally two-faced person.