‘Scream Queens’ is filled with so many amazing actors — literally every one made me laugh out loud. But I have a soft spot for Oliver Hudson, and I feel like you should, too.
Does Lea Michele deliver Hester’s death-obsessed lines like a pro? Absolutely. But while she may be one of my favorite non-Chanels, my top spot of these lovely characters goes to the underrated Oliver Hudson. Yes, I fell in love with him as a puffy-jacket wearing Eddie on Dawson’s Creek, but as an over-protective dad, I think he is actually going to impress you much more than you think.
Even when Jamie Lee Curtis‘ Dean Munsch was hitting on Wes, you were secretly hoping that they would get together just so you could see Wes happy, right? Ok obviously Gigi (Nasim Pedrad) and Wes are a far better match, but at the end of the day, who isn’t routing for the single dad?
Oliver — who you may remember replaced Joe Manganiello for the role of Wes — made you immediately relate to him in the premiere, with his ridiculous playlists and father-daughter moments to his super touching moment walking out of Grace (Skyler Samuels)s dorm room after their three-second hug.
Let me just say, he’s come a long way from his Eddie days on Dawson’s — he has dimensions that I wasn’t expecting, and yes, I’ve seen them in Nashville, but this is much different. Even the way he delivered his ‘you’re drinking whiskey at 10am’ line to the dean made me laugh, and it wasn’t a comedic role.
“I love the fact that I was a father because I’ve never played a dad and I have three kids,” Oliver said in a recent interview. “Now I get to do something a little softer and… more relatable for me. But at the same time, this guy has a real edge and he has got a lot of secrets. There is an intensity about him that will ultimately come out, and there’s a mystery around this person.”
Could that mystery be that he’s the father of that baby in the beginning? Could he be (one of) the red devil? Yes and yes, and I’m honestly okay with either one of those options. It would make sense, and showing his evil side after the softer one, would honestly, only make this show better. I’d really like that. Are you listening, Ryan Murphy?
Alright guys, who’s with me?
— Emily Longeretta