Michelle Krusiec just shared never-before-heard details about Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix series, Hollywood, and it sounds even better than expected.
The 45-year-old actress recently sat down for an exclusive interview with PureWow, where she opened up about her character, the “legendary” Anna May Wong, who is considered to be the first successful Chinese American movie star.
“She was a true movie star in the early 1920s, but her career was actually quite tragic,” Krusiec told PureWow. “She never had a Dorothy Dandridge moment, where she was given an opportunity to really shine as an actor and as an artist. In a way, her story is quite sad and really heartbreaking.”
Unlike Murphy’s previous projects (such as American Horror Story), Hollywood will be told through the eyes of a group of actors—both real and fictional—who are prominent figures in the industry.
“The series follows a group of young actors in the 1940s in Hollywood and tracks their trajectory to become filmmakers,” Krusiec said. “It’s a very sexy romp about Hollywood that explores the private lives of some of these real-life celebrities that existed during this time.”
However, Hollywood isn’t considered historically accurate, since Murphy put his own spin on the iconic story. “It’s Ryan Murphy’s attempt to rewrite history,” Krusiec explained. “It’s his own revisionist version of what happened and what could have happened if you took a band of outsiders and placed them in Hollywood and allowed them to succeed.”
Krusiec also confirmed that another season isn’t totally out of the picture, adding, “I think there’s some talk about a second season. I haven’t heard confirmation myself, since this was a limited series, but I think there’s some talk about another season.”
When asked what season two would entail, Krusiec teased the possibility of Hollywood becoming an anthology series. “I think [Murphy] would cast past actors, but in different roles,” she said.
Hollywood will hit Netflix tomorrow, May 1 (just in time for the weekend).