Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, and Angela Bassett collectively cover the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.
The ladies of American Horror Story chatted with the magazine. Additionally, series creator, Ryan Murphy, reveals his dream cast list for future seasons of AHS, shares a scoop on season 4, and divulges some of what’s coming up on the rest of this season on Coven.
Bates on going to work:
“I love going to work,” she admits. “Every scene has something exciting in it for me to do, and part of the fun, too, is reading every new script. I never know what’s coming.”
Lange on her role:
It’s been wonderful to be able to play humor — to have somebody as sharp-witted [as Fiona].”
Creator Ryan Murphy on how he got the trio to be a part of the show:
“I just say, ‘I love you and I want to write something for you that will be one of the most fun things of your career and you’re going to love doing it. Will you please just sign on the dotted line?’”
Jessica Lange is one of the most talked about actresses on FX’s American Horror Story. Unforttunately, fans will be sad to hear that the veteran actress is planning to exit the show after next season.
“I am coming to the end of acting,” Lange, 64, told the LATimes. “I have a list: another stage production, maybe one or two more movies, one more season of American Horror Story. . . and then that is it for me. Because I think that’s enough. I want to go out with a bang. . . or should I say, a scare?”
Her role as meddling neighbor Constance Langdon on the first season of American Horror Story got her an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. In addition to that, she nabbed a nomination in the Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie category this year.
“It re-energized me; it re-energized my career,” Lange added. “There’s no shame in recognizing that. It’s exposed me to a whole new generation, which is a little strange. I’m not used to young people thinking I’m cool.”
Catch Lange in American Horror Story: Coven, which airs on Wednesdays on FX. Check your local listings for air times.