CALL ME KAT:  Leslie Jordan as Phil.  CALL ME KAT will have a special series premiere Sunday, Jan. 3 (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT), following the NFL ON FOX doubleheader.  The series then makes its time period premiere Thursday, Jan. 7 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
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Leslie Jordan Could Always Count On Ryan Murphy For A Wild Role
"American Horror Story" has a revolving door of repertory players that include the likes of Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, and Sarah Paulson. Among the cavalcade of acclaimed actors, few were ever as delightful to see as Leslie Jordan, who appeared in three seasons of "AHS," playing increasingly wild roles each time.
In a 2021 interview, Jordan spoke about his working relationship with series creator Ryan Murphy, and the fun he had working on whatever kooky roles the filmmaker came up with. "He's always been so brave and outside the box," the comedian told the outlet. "I can always count on him to write some totally crazy character for me."
During the COVID-19 lockdown, Jordan went viral with his wildly entertaining Instagram videos, which inspired Murphy to declare on his own Instagram account that he intended to write a show centered around Jordan and Dylan McDermott before adding, "Should it be a romance? A buddy comedy? A heist movie?” There's no indication that this show was ever shot, which, in light of Jordan’s recent passing, is heartbreaking.