Taylor Kitsch as Koresh

Super hottie Taylor Kitsch is taking on a very different role in the new miniseries Waco - that of one David Koresh, the leader of the Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas, that burned down during the federal siege back in 1993. Phew! 

The material may be heavy, but Kitsch is well prepared. In an interview with People, he said he lost 30 pounds for the role, learned to sing and play the guitar, and spend countless hours pouring over phone call tapes between Gary Noesner and Koresh. 

From the looks of the trailer, Kitsch - aka, Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights - totally nailed it.