The premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel is still a few months away, but the show’s cast has just revealed a bunch of character details, giving us a window into what is so obviously going to be an EPIC season!
But before we delve into who’s playing who, let’s talk about the juicy details co-creator Ryan Murphy let out of the bag…
The AHS universe: “You will see people from various seasons check into the hotel. People you have known from other seasons. The characters all being connected in some way is really fun to write to. You’ll see that starting in epiode 6 or 7. There are some big ones this year.”
The overall feel of the new season: “The season we’re doing this year harkens back to the first season, which is more rooted in honest primal fears like the first season was.”
Lady Gaga: “Will play a character who has relationships with Angela Bassett and Matt Bomer,” Ryan Murphy reveals. “Her character name is Elizabeth, she’s playing a wealthy social doyenne. Consumed with art and fashion and people and she has a nefarious plan that is revealed in the first episode. She starts working on Monday.”
Matt Bomer: “I play Donovan. I’m closely associated with Miss Gaga. He has very interesting relationships with relationships with ladyfolk and I’ll just leave it at that.”
Angela Bassett: “I’m sexy, have a strong long lasting relationship with Stephanie’s [Lady Gaga] character. The character is also this fabulous actress.”
Finn Wittrock: “I’m playing a male model named Tristan Duffy always looking for the next high and he finds the biggest high in Lady Gaga. We have a LOT to do together.”
Cheyenne Jackson: “I’m playing Drake, fashion icon, he’s trying to creatively reestablish himself, moves to LA, a father and a little desperate.”
Denis O’Hare: “I’m playing Liz Taylor, movie icon, playing a person who is inspired by the awesomeness of Cleopatra and the eye makeup. I shaved my head for the part and other body parts. I work in the hotel and the lounge called Blue Parrot Lounge.”
Chloe Sevigny: “Alex Lowell and I’m the wife of Wes Bentley a mother and a doctor. We are dealing with a great loss in our family and coming to grips with that among other things.”
Wes Bentley: “Husband of Chloe’s character. I’m investigating some grisly murders which brings me to the hotel.”
Kathy Bates: “I play Iris. I also am very very sexy. [laughs] I run the hotel. I have relationships with Matt Bomer and Wes. And I can’t stand you [Sarah Paulson]. I hate you. I don’t know if I get to work with Angela. I hope. Liz Taylor.”
Sarah Paulson: “I play Sally. I live at the hotel, I hate Iris in a rather ancient way for reasons that are revealed quickly. I have a sort of budding relationships with Wes’ character. I’m vile. I’m a nasty girl.”
American Horror Story: Hotel premieres October 7 on FX! Are you ready to check in?