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Fans Are Obsessed With The Casting Of ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’

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Last night, FX premiered the first installment of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” and it was everything we dreamed it would be.

There was gay clubbing, ’90s fashion, retro music, and so many dramatic looks. The intro of the show had Gianni Versace (played by Édgar Ramírez) walking through his mega mansion in Miami.

And btw, the show shot at the real house, and at every turn it was pure decadence.

It was a perfect way to start the show.

And people were really blown away by how much the cast resembled their real-life characters.

As we told you, the cast featured an amazing group of actors, many of them Latino, including Ramírez, Ricky Martin, Dascha Polanco, and Penelope Cruz.

They also couldn’t get enough of the killer lines (no pun intended).

The first 30 minutes of the show basically consists of getting to know the characters. Gianni, an iconic Italian designer, was the epitome of high-fashion and built an empire as a family business. People who’ve perhaps never heard of Versace could still understand the his history through the show.

Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace left people floored.

While the Versace estate denounced the making of this show, it was reported that Penelope spoke to Donatella about portraying her.

“When [ACS creator] Ryan [Murphy] told me, I said to him, ‘This sounds really interesting, but I have to make this call and I have to talk to Donatella,'” she said to Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell. “I called her and we spoke, like, for an hour. I needed that conversation to say yes.”

Apparently that phone call convinced Penelope that she could take the role.

“It was a conversation where, I cannot share everything we talked about, but we have a good relationship,” Penelope added. “She just sent me flowers before I came here.”

Ricky Martin is also incredible and people think he deserves an award for his role.

Ricky played the role of Antonio D’Amico, Gianni’s partner of 15 years. This portion of the story, which focuses on the tension between he and Gianni’s sister, is incredible. It’s been rumoured that Donatella didn’t really like Antonio and now we can actually see that dynamic.

Most people on social media were really taken by Darren Criss.

Darren Criss plays Andrew Cunanan, Gianni’s killer, who’s probably one of the most complex serial killers ever.

And this was just the first episode!!! Can’t wait until next week. “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” airs every Wednesday through March 21 on FX.

READ: ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Has Lots Of Latinos And We’re Here For It

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Edgar Ramirez Shocked Jimmy Fallon When He Shared Details From The Set Of 'The Assassination Of Gianni Versace'

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Edgar Ramirez Shocked Jimmy Fallon When He Shared Details From The Set Of ‘The Assassination Of Gianni Versace’

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“We couldn’t be more proud to revisit history in this way.”

Recently on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez touched upon his latest role in the series “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” In this series, Ramirez plays the role of Gianni Versace, the iconic fashion designer whose life and career was brought to a tragic end when he was shot and killed in 1997 by serial killer Andrew Cunanan.

Fallon was shocked when Ramirez informed him that the scene of Versace’s assassination was filmed at the exact same house and in the spot Versace himself was murdered. This scene was something that haunted Ramirez because he couldn’t help but think about Versace lying on the ground and being able to hear all of the chaos around him, considering that he wasn’t confirmed dead until 40 minutes after he was shot.

There’s another element in this crime series that Ramirez appreciates. When Ramirez talks about the producer of the show, Ryan Murphy, he says, “Ryan has an amazing talent to identify stories that are both dramatically gripping and at the same time they’re socially and culturally relevant.”

For the first season of “American Crime Story,” “The People v O.J. Simpson,” the series not only gives you details about O.J. Simpson’s case, but also highlights social issues on class and racism. This is the element that Ramirez appreciates about “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” – it not only focuses on the details of Versace’s murder, but also highlights homophobia in the ’90s.

Ramirez couldn’t be more proud to be part of this series, which premiered on January 17 and will continue to air on FX with a total of nine episodes. Catch it every Wednesday night.


READ: ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Has Lots Of Latinos And We’re Here For It


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