Adam Levine is on board to play one-half of “The Lovers” in the new season of FX’s super-creepy cult series “American Horror Story.” But he might want to do one thing before he hits the set to work on season two: Like, you know, actually watch the show.
“I’m still too scared to watch it,” he confessed when he sat down with MTV News earlier this week to chat about the new Maroon 5 album, Overexposed . “But I’m gonna try and beat my fear of really creepy, scary things like that by doing it. I think that’s a good way to tackle that fear.”
Not only is Levine scared of things that go bump in the night, he’s also somewhat afraid of the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, who’s already ordered the ab-tastic leading man not to divulge much of anything about his character to anyone.
“I can tell you nothing ’cause Ryan Murphy’s already yelled at me like six times,” Levine said. “Ryan, I’m not going to say anything. Don’t worry. He texted me the other day like, ‘Shut up, stop talking about it,’ ’cause he likes to shroud everything in secrecy.”
While fans may not know what to expect from Levine, given the show’s penchant for having their attractive leading men appear sans shirts, we imagine that Murphy might tap into one of Levine’s greatest assets. And when MTV News spoke to “AHS” writer Tim Minear recently, he explained that while this new season will take place in the 1960s, Levine will play a character that serves as a bridge to the present.
“Let’s say that Adam’s character is kind of a nod to contemporary sensibilities, as opposed to something from the mid-century,” he explained.
Season one of the FX horror series took place in sunny Los Angeles, which served as the backdrop to Murder House and its disturbed inhabitants, both living and dead. But season two will take place in the last century on the East Coast with a mental institution as the locale for all the creepiness. “AHS” fan favorite Jessica Lange will be back and calling the shots. Other returning castmates include Zachary Quinto, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe.