Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates is joining “American Horror Story.”
The “Harry’s Law” alumna will play a dark character, who is Jessica Lange’s new character’s best friend turned enemy in the anthology series, TVLine reports.
Murphy also informed the site that Bates was shocked when he talked about Season 3 because it was a real historic event.
So how did the casting come about?
“Jessica told me in Season 1 that Kathy was a huge fan of the show, so I just put that in the back of my mind,” Murphy said. “When we were crafting this season, I found this character — a true-life character — so I called Kathy and said, ‘I don’t know if you want to do TV again, but I’ve got this character …’ She said, ‘I love you and I love the show. Lemme think for two weeks’ — and then she called me in an hour and said, ‘I love it! I’ll do it!’ It was great.”
The actors confirmed for “American Horror Story” season 3 including Lange and Bates are Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe and Taissa Farmiga.