Another former alum has snagged a role in American Horror Story: Hotel. Ryan Murphy revealed Angela Bassett is the latest addition to the star-studded cast. Her AHS hat trick is now complete after appearing in Coven and Freak Show.
The 56-year-old actress joins previously confirmed cast members Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Chloe Sevigny, Wes Bentley, and Cheyenne Jackson. I wonder which former alum is next.
Here’s some great news to kick off the weekend. Many AHS fans were hoping for it and their wishes were granted today by Ryan Murphy. The 49-year-old producer confirmed Evan Peters will appear in American Horror Story: Hotel. He even has a room number.
Praise baby Jesus!!! With Jessica Lange not taking part in American Horror Story: Hotel, I don’t think I could’ve handled a Sarah Paulson-less season of the FX horror series. Could you? Thankfully, she’s booked a hotel reservation for the fifth season.
“My focus will always be on American Horror Story for as long as he’ll have me,” Paulson told The Hollywood Reporter in December, ahead of her American Crime Story casting. “I have never felt so completely seen by another director or producer or person before in terms of his willingness time and time again to give me something to do that I didn’t even think I was capable of doing. I don’t know why in the world I’d want to go elsewhere when I’m getting the best deal in town. I absolutely want to do season five.”
Many fans wondered if the 40-year-old actress would even have time to participate given her lead role in Ryan Murphy’s highly-anticipated new offering, American Crime Story about the infamous OJ Simpson trial. Thankfully, Murphy and Paulson found a way to make it work. Read his tweet below teasing her new role.
Correction. She’s not checking in but rather running the hotel for the fifth season of American Horror Story. Can we please name the establishment Bates’ Hotel ;)
Ryan Murphy revealed Kathy Bates is returning to the popular FX series much to the delight of fans. This marks the third time the 66-year-old Oscar winner has appeared in the horror anthology. She previously starred in both Coven and Freak Show.
Kathy Bates is running the Hotel. #AHSSeason5
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) April 8, 2015
Bates joins previously announced cast members Lady Gaga, Matthew Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Chloe Sevigny and Wes Bentley. Excited for Kathy to return? Who else are you hoping makes an appearance in American Horror Story: Hotel? Weigh in below.
Hopefully, she fares better this time around than her nymphomaniac character, Shelley, in Asylum. Poor girl was tortured and mutilated beyond recognition during the second season of the popular horror anthology.
Chloe Sevigny is the latest to check into American Horror Story: Hotel. She joins previously announced cast members Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Wes Bentley and Cheyenne Jackson. Sadly, this time around Jessica Lange won’t be participating. She formally announced her exit during the show’s recent PaleyFest panel.
Ryan Murphy broke the news via social media. “Very excited to announce that Chloe Sevigny returns to the AHS family as a series regular on “‘AHS: Hotel,'” he tweeted gleefully.
Excited to see Sevigny back in the franchise? Which other former AHS alum do you want to see return? Sound off below.
At this point, the next season of American Horror Story is going to be Lady Gaga and a bunch of hot guys. Sign me up!!!
Wes Bentley joins previously announced cast members Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson and Mother Monster for American Horror Story: Hotel. Ryan Murphy revealed the 36-year-old actor will be a series regular via Twitter.
As with most instances, Bentley has appeared in a Ryan Murphy production previously. He guest starred as Edward Mondrake on AHS: Freak Show. Murphy loves recycling his cast.
Are you looking forward to AHS: Hotel? Who else do you want to join the cast? Weigh in below.
Jessica Lange previously stated American Horror Story: Freak Show would be her swan song for the FX anthology series. Obviously, no one was a fan of that. The 65-year-old actress IS American Horror Story.
Ryan Murphy kept hope alive by telling fans he promised he’d try anything within his power to keep her for Season 5. It appears, he’s not as powerful as he thought. Lange confirmed this past weekend she was leaving the popular horror series after four seasons.
“Yes, I’m done,” Jessica said. “We’ve had a great run here. I mean, I absolutely love doing these four characters, and in all madness, I love the writers and Ryan and the insanity of shooting it.”
Can we get a collective ‘BOO?’ All I’ve got to say is Lady Gaga better bring it, if she wants to fill the void left by the series matriarch.
As a consolation prize, producers announced two major cast additions. Both of these men have appeared in a Murphy production previously. Find out who below.
Make your reservations now. Mother Monster is ready to check you in.
Apparently, the fifth season of the popular horror anthology is American Horror Story: Hotel. Not only that, but Lady Gaga has snagged a series regular role. The 28-year-old made the announcement in a video teaser via Twitter.
This marks Gaga’s biggest acting gig to date. She’s previously made minor appearances in such films like Machete Kills, Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For and Men in Black 3.
The “Bad Romance” singer is clearly re-inventing herself these days. From classing it up with Tony Bennett, stunning the entire world with her Oscars performance and now this. It’s definitely a far cry from the same woman who once wore a meat dress. Check out the announcement below which could’ve easily been taken from her Fame era.