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AHS' Cody Fern Could Go On And On About Michael Langdon's Wig

Ryan Murphy, creator of "American Horror Story," helped propel Cody Fern's career forward when he was cast as David Madson on "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story." After he charmed fans as David, Murphy introduced Fern to the cast of "American Horror Story," Murphy's most recognizable series.

Fern's first "American Horror Story" role was Michael Langdon in Season 8, "Apocalypse." Michael posed an exciting challenge to tackle because he was thought to be the son of Tate (Evan Peters) from the "Murder House" season, but in reality, he turned out to be the Antichrist.

"Apocalypse" introduces fans to Michael at a point in his life when he's aware of who he is, sure of what he needs to do, and carries himself with poise and dignity befitting of someone as powerful as him. While viewers would eventually see Michael's backstory and realize that he's been a mess for most of his life, his first impression is nothing short of regal.

This was thanks to Fern's iconic portrayal and grasp on Michael, but the wardrobe, hair, and make-up department contributed loads. Most fans will probably remember the iconic red eyeliner and the beautiful waves of silky blond hair that framed Michael's face. That pristine hair was, of course, a wig. Fern keeps his hair pretty short, so he needed a high-quality wig to pull the look off, and he couldn't stop gushing about it.

Michael's wig sealed the deal for Fern

As many fans expect from Ryan Murphy TV, it didn't take long for Cody Fern's popularity in "American Crime Story" to land him a more permanent spot in Murphy's empire. Fern's debut on "American Horror Story" might have given him his most iconic role to date. When Fern sat down with Entertainment Weekly in 2018 to discuss playing Michael Langdon, he spent the first several questions focusing purely on Michael's wig.

Fern confirmed that after "American Crime Story," he found out in late 2017 that he'd be on Season 8 of "American Horror Story," but he didn't know much about his character. "All I knew is that I'd be playing this character with long blond hair who had an affinity for capes, and I'd be acting with Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates," Fern explained. "That's all I needed to hear. You had me at 'wig.'"

When asked if he'd named Michael's wig, he answered, "I haven't, no, but I feel like it's very much The Michael Langdon. I so enjoy that wig." From the sound of it, half the fun of playing Michael came from getting to put his wardrobe on, with the star of the show being the fabulous wig.

When the interviewer commended Murphy's wig work, Fern was quick to agree, enthusing, "We could talk about the wig throughout the whole interview." From the sound of his excitement over the topic, he wasn't exaggerating.