Max Greenfield on That Drill-bit Dildo In American Horror Story: Hotel

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Sans drill bit. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

While Jessica Lange may not be checking into American Horror Story: Hotel this season, there is one new charming traveler who'll be there for an extended stay: the Addiction Demon — or, simply, that thing with the drill-bit dildo. "It’s kind of what you would think it would be," Max Greenfield told Vulture at Saturday’s American Horror Story: Hotel red-carpet premiere. "I would say if it were a drill bit, it would be a big one, and it would fit in a large toolbox as opposed to one of those little, you know, drill-bit cases. And it’s very aggressive."

Playing a Hollywood junkie named Gabriel, Greenfield has a scene with the demon and AHS veteran Sarah Paulson that Ryan Murphy has described as "the most disturbing scene" in the history of the show. (Which has already been pretty disturbing!) "There was a moment of pause, and then I was like, ‘Okay. Let’s do it,'" Greenfield said about first reading the script. "It’s exciting to be the 'most' of anything. We really went for it. I think for what Ryan [Murphy] was trying to say with the scene and what he was trying to portray [was about] the kind of hold that addiction can have on a human being. He wanted it to be graphic, and I think he wanted it to be intense and to shock people. I haven’t seen it, but I assume since I was there when we filmed it, it sure felt like that when we filmed it. So I hope that it portrays that kind of terror and that hold that it has over people." Welcome to the Hotel Cortez.