The cast of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Hotel has just added another cast member, and it’s none other than Naomi Campbell, former supermodel and actress who was most recently seen on Fox’ hit series Empire. Campbell starts shooting her role on American Horor Story next week. She will play a fashion editor who will face off against Lady Gaga’s character, and whose critiques will be “punished severely,” in what show creator Ryan Murphy is calling a “bloodier” and “grislier” chapter of the series.
A fashion editor who has to fight Lady Gaga already sounds deliciously campy and amazing, and perfect for a series that gave us the fashion-obsessed witch Myrtle Snow (played by Francis Conroy) screaming the name of legendary designer Balenciaga while being burned at the stake at the end of American Horror Story: Coven.
Cast members from previous seasons who are returning will include Angela Bassett, Lily Rabe, Kathy Bates, Chloë Sevigny, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Wes Bentley, and Matt Bomer, and rumor has it that many will be playing their characters from previous seasons who are checking into the titular Hotel. Sadly, Jessica Lange, who essentially carried the show on her powerful shoulders for four seasons, will not be coming back, although she has dropped hints that she might return for a guest-starring role in an episode or two. Also joining Campbell and Gaga as new additions to the ensemble are actors Cheyenne Jackson and Max Greenfield.
It’s believed that Campbell will also be squaring off against Angela Bassett’s character, and if we get anything as campy and awesome between those two as the scene below with Vivica Fox from the ’90s soap opera Generations, then I’m totally on board. American Horror Story is basically just a campy daytime soap opera with A-list actors and more blood anyway, so why not?
American Horror Story: Hotel is set to premiere on FX this October.
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