Live With Kelly: Dylan McDermott “The Campaign” Interview

Dylan McDermott: Actor and Photographer

On “Live With Kelly” July 27, Kelly and Joel welcomed Golden Globe Award-winning actor Dylan McDermott, who got a huge welcome from the ladies in the audience. Joel joked, “too bad you’re not handsome…”

As it turns out, in addition to being handsome and a talented actor, Dylan is also a great photographer. Kelly showed off some of Dylan’s photographs from a recent trip to Africa. He traveled to the Congo and Kenya with his stepmother, playwright Eve Ensler, who is the author of The Vagina Monologues. Dylan and Eve visited the usually camera-shy Maasai tribe, who allowed Dylan to photograph them.

Dylan McDermott: “American Horror Story” Season One

Dylan McDermott Naked: Live With Kelly

Dylan McDermott discussed his role in "The Campaign" on "Live With Kelly," explaining that his nude scene in the film ended up being cut from the film. (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)

This past television season, Dylan starred as Dr. Ben Harmon alongside Connie Britton and Jessica Lange in the FX drama “American Horror Story.”┬áThe show centered around the Harmon family and their haunted house in Los Angeles. Dylan referred to the spooky show as “the best show on television.”

Kelly’s husband Mark Consuelos just joined the cast of “American Horror Story” season two, so Kelly wondered, “should I be nervous?” Dylan was naked a lot on the show’s first season– Kelly wasn’t sure if the same is going to be required of Mark!

Dylan McDermott: Twitter (@DylanMcDermott)

Kelly pointed out that on Twitter, Dylan is a frequent re-tweeter of random facts and information. She read some of Dylan’s recent tweets, such as, “40% of people who come to your house for a party snoop in your medicine cabinet,” and, “Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. President who was also a licensed barber.” Dylan would not reveal his sources. Kelly said, “we need to get you another hobby!”

Dylan McDermott Nude Scene: “The Campaign”

Dylan’s latest project is the politically-themed comedy film The Campaign, which also stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. Dylan plays Tim Watley, who is running the campaign of aspiring politician Marty Huggins. Dylan said that there was a lot of improvising on set– it was hard to get through a scene with a straight face!

Apparently, Dylan also had a full-frontal nudity scene that got cut from the film. Dylan joked, “maybe it was too good!” ┬áKelly and Joel wanted to know if Dylan “manscaped” his “Dylan and the McDermotts;” however, Dylan said you’ll have to wait for the DVD to find out!

Kelly, Joel, and Dylan watched a fun clip from the film of Tim Watley preparing Marty Huggins for a debate. Clearly, Dylan McDermott was doing some heavy duty promotion work this morning because he was apparently also on Good Morning America! To see Dylan (with his pants on) in The Campaign, head to theaters on August 10 2012!

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