Fans Are Obsessed With The Casting Of ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’
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.
#ACSVersace has been nothing but people walking in fabulous clothes for 10 minutes and I’m hooked
— Ira Madison III (@ira) January 18, 2018
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.
— MADMAX (@sarahburhans_) January 18, 2018
Édgar Ramírez looks JUST LIKE Gianni. A Venezuelan playing an Italian is as good as it gets.
— ? (@SicilianInHeels) January 18, 2018
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).
"They'll judge the killer, yes. But they'll judge the victim too. First they'll weep, then they'll whisper."#ACSVersace
— Riley (@rileywrittens) January 18, 2018
"At first people weep, then they whisper"
— Niya ??♀️??♀️ (@ratedpforpetty) January 18, 2018
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.
— Lori Ann Castillo (@lori3read) January 18, 2018
— Josh Lunsford (@joshluns) January 18, 2018
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.
— Alicia Civita (@aliciacivita) January 18, 2018
— Lauren♡Nicole ? (@DuhitssLauren) January 18, 2018
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.
— ale is proud of Darren (@klevak_) January 18, 2018
— Jillian Sederholm (@JillianSed) January 18, 2018
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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