Could Jessica Lange Be Making A Return To 'American Horror Story'?
Whilst Jessica Lange is currently starring as Bette Davis in Ryan Murphy’s new FX series Feud, it stands as an undeniable fact that her previous roles in American Horror Story were each, in their own ways, absolutely iconic.
After four seasons and two Emmys, Jessica announced, to the disappointment of AHS fans, that she would be leaving the TV series. Two years ago at the PaleyFest panel, Lange very blatantly stated that she was “done” with the show, and went on to express her love for the characters she’d played in each season.
“We’ve had a great run here. I mean, I absolutely love doing these four characters, and in all the madness, I love the writers and Ryan [Murphy] and the insanity of shooting it.”
Whilst some were satiated by the announcement that Lady Gaga would be taking over the spotlight, others were still devastated by Jessica Lange’s exit.
American Horror Story just won’t be the same without Jessica Lange
— Adam Rock (@Arock1234) March 16, 2015
Jessica Lange isn’t returning to AHS I’m crying
— gumby (@oh_gibby) March 16, 2015
However, news recently surfaced that Jessica Lange might be making a comeback. It has been hinted that one of the future seasons will be a combination of the Murder House era (season one) and Coven era (season three), both of which contained characters that Jessica Lange effortlessly portrayed, and Ryan Murphy, the shows’ co-creator, believes this might be the perfect opportunity to bring her back.
“I haven’t really talked to her about it at all because we are still figuring out that story – but I think we do want to do that.” Murphy explained in an interview with TV Guide.
He also jokingly added that she might return if he “bribed her enough”.
It is without a doubt that Lange would be welcomed back to the series with open arms. If not for her impeccable acting skills and flawless sass, there is also this unforgettable season two gem:
As for the upcoming seventh season, its controversial theme has caused quite a buzz of excitement since being revealed. The season will focus on the 2016 US presidential elections, with possible characters based on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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