Dylan McDermott had vintage underwear made for role in new Netflix show Hollywood

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Dylan McDermott plays a pimp, producer and actor in the new Netflix Hollywood series.

Mike Pont

When it comes to actors, Dylan McDermott’s long and varied career is something of a rarity. He has worked successfully in films like Steel Magnolias, Wonderland and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, when network television was in decline, he appeared on the hugely popular ABC show The Practice. And more recently, he found his groove in shows on Netflix like american horror story and The politician.

It is therefore not surprising to see him depicting a pimp-producer-actor in the new Netflix Hollywood show. In an interview on the new CNET podcast I’m So Obsessed, McDermott explained the concept behind the new show.

“Well, the whole show revolves around Hollywood, hence the title,” says McDermott. “It’s really a revisionist story of Hollywood in the 1940s. And if women, people of color, gays were treated equally.”

Hollywood reunites McDermott with Ryan Murphy, the producer and creator behind American Horror Story and The Politician. McDermott describes Murphy as a genius and says that the key to their continued collaboration is trust.

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My interview with McDermott was recorded in early April. In this document, we discuss how he prepared for his role in Hollywood, which included underwear specially designed for his character. Emmy-nominated actor also talks about his mother, playwright Eve Ensler, with Will Smith in King Richard, biopic Venus and Serena Williams slated for release next year, and the challenge of maintaining a street that carries his last name.

Listen to my entire conversation with McDermott on Spotify or in the integrated player above, and subscribe to I’m So Obsessed on your favorite podcast app. In each episode, we meet an artist, actor or creator to learn more about their work, their career and their current obsession.


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