Russell Tovey is "really excited” about his upcoming television projects.
The 41-year-old actor teased two of his series that will air later in the year, such as the coming-of-age comedy ‘Juice - which stars YouTuber Mawaan Rizwan, 31, as a young gay man - and the hotly anticipated show ‘Feud: Capote’s Women’, which centres on ‘In Cold Blood’ writer Truman Capote and his infamous fallout with his gal pals like Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ little sister Lee Radziwill, Babe Paley, Gloria Guinness and Gloria Vanderbilt by showrunner Ryan Murphy, 57.
He told Metro newspaper's Sixty Seconds column: “Yeah, I have a BBC Three comedy called ‘Juice’ with Mawaan Rizwan that comes out in the autumn, which I’m really excited by and then I’m in Ryan Murphy’s ‘Feud: Capote’s Women’, which I shot after ‘American Horror Story,’ with Tom Hollander playing Capote, and Demi Moore and Naomi Watts, which comes out in the winter. It’s all about the writer Truman Capote versus ‘the swans’ - he had all these rich socialite women around him and he sold out all their personal lives.”
The former 'Job Lot' star detailed how “great” it was to slip into the role of the ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ author’s boyfriend John O’Shea and dubbed a “nasty narcissist” for encouraging him to write ‘Answered Prayers’, the unfinished novella that was serialised in Esquire magazine in the 70s.
He said: “I play his boyfriend, John O’Shea, who he meets in a bathhouse, who’s from Jersey and a bank manager, and he’s bad news. He’s basically the one who convinced Truman to f*** over his friends and write about them. So I’m a nasty narcissist; great to play but a horrible person in reality.”
The ‘American Horror Story’ star called it “heaven” to be pals with the Turner Prize-winning artist Tracey Emin, 60.
Russell said: “Heaven. Really nice. Very funny, very generous, a survivor and it’s changed her life. She’s putting so much goodness in the world with her art school in Margate. She’s really good news and her work is getting better and she’s such a good place and I’m really proud.”