WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. Do NOT continue reading unless you have watched the season premiere of “American Horror Story.”
Wednesday, Oct. 9 was a big night for Sir Maejor. Relatively new to the entertainment industry, the 25-year-old albino actor made his debut on the brand new season of FX’s hit mini-series, “American Horror Story.”
Sir Maejor was featured in one of the beginning scenes of the “Coven” premiere as an “Albino Guard” to Frances Conroy’s witchy character, Myrtle. After Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) discovered that she is a descendant of the Salem witches, Myrtle arrived at her house with three guards to take the teen away to a special school in New Orleans, Miss Robichaux’s.
Sir Maejor can be seen escorting Zoe out of her home, and later bringing her to the witch school where she could learn about her powers.
“I was with some very close friends,” the actor told the International Business Times about watching the first episode. “We just wanted to soak in the moment.”
As for how it felt to watch himself on screen? “It was crazy, it was insane,” Maejor opens up, laughing. “I couldn’t believe it was me. I freaked out and started screaming. I couldn’t believe it was me.”
While his role in the premiere of “Coven” wasn’t a speaking one, Sir Maejor explained that the on-set experience was still a little stressful.
“I was really trying to impress the producers and directors,” he said of filming the scenes alongside Frances Conroy and Taissa Farmiga. “You don’t want to be the reason why they do 30 more takes. I was really trying to impress the right people.”
Sir Maejor’s approach appeared to work because while the actor was initially seen on camera with two other guards, he ended up getting extra screen time when he escorted Myrtle and Zoe to Miss Robichaux’s.
Conroy’s character, Myrtle, was impossible to miss during episode 1, “Bitchcraft,” due to her vibrant red hair. And while she knew about witches and the coven, her background is currently a mystery to viewers.
Executive producer and co-creator Ryan Murphy did reveal to TVLine.com that Conroy’s character is the nemesis of Jessica Lange’s supreme witch, Fiona. “There’s an entire episode where we show her and [Fiona] when they were 18 at the school and why they became bitter rivals,” the creator explained. “Fiona was very deadly, even as an 18-year-old.”
So, was Sir Maejor’s character by Myrtle’s side in case the Supreme witch made an appearance?
“I’m not really sure why she needed protection,” Sir Maejor admitted of his role as Myrtle’s guard. “You really don’t see Albino’s on TV. I don’t know if this was Ryan [Murphy’s] way of making this show different. Ryan always has something up his sleeves … when you’re dealing with him and [co-creator Brad Falchuck] you just never know what’s going to happen.”
“Frances had this like mysterious feeling [about her],” he continued. “Working alongside her she was very quiet …Watching on set you get this very scary feeling.”
What Maejor could tell us is that he felt Zoe’s fear when his character went to remove her from her home. “You know I felt like I was violating her,” he said of his scene with Taissa Farmiga. Revealing that a big crying scene from Farmiga was cut, Maejor continued that he felt like he was kidnapping her. The actresses emotions on set were so strong that Sir Maejor joked that he wanted to tell her, “Hey I was hired to do this … I really don’t want to do it.” “That’s the feeling you get when you’re working with professional actors,” he added.
As for whether we’ll see Sir Maejor in a future episode of “American Horror Story: Coven”?
“It’s very possible,” the actor told us. “I know that they’re still filming a couple of episodes so they’re not quite done. I could get that call back saying, ‘hey, we want you in this scene here,’ but as far as schedule wise I haven’t been on notice for anything.”
“Everyone was very nice and pleasant,” he continued. “I look forward to joining them maybe in another episode or another season.”
Sir Maejor was recently signed by J Pervis Talent Agency. You can see the actor in the upcoming movie “Need For Speed,” which comes out in March 2014. [Click HERE to catch him in a promo video of “Need For Speed,” starring “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul.]
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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