Lady Gaga once sang, “You can call if you want, but there’s no one home/ And you’re not gonna reach my telephone.” But she may want to look out for flying telephones, because a true monster is checking in to Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’— the notorious Naomi Campbell, Queen of the Supermodels. (Wait, weren’t
bitches witches covered in Season Three, ‘Coven’?)
Campbell’s character is described as “a fashion editor who pays the ultimate price for her critiques.” Gaga’s role has already been revealed to have something to do with fashion as well, so clearly these two will be coming face-to-‘The Face’ (as Campbell is known in the world of modelling).
Campbell will also share scenes with ‘AHS’ alum Angela Bassett, who, after appearing in Seasons Three and Four, has been confirmed to be returning as a character named Ramona, who Murphy states “will be making lots of trouble with Lady Gaga in the ballroom and elsewhere.”
Gaga, Campbell AND Bassett?! You can never replace Jessica Lange, but there’s no shortage of DIVA!
Campbell was last seen in the recurring role of Camilla in Season One of the hit series ‘Empire’ and on the reality competition series ‘The Face’ which she also executive produces.
The ratings for ‘AHS’ have increased every season, but some longtime viewers have felt that the last two cycles have been a little light on the frights. Murphy assures that ‘Hotel’ will be a return to the first two seasons in a couple of ways. First of all, the show will spotlight the eerie setting with a rotating cast, unlike the past two incarnations which focused more on specific groups of characters.
Second of all, Murphy assures that ‘Hotel’ will be “much more horror-based… more dark… It’s… a little bloodier and grislier I think than anything that we’ve done before. It’s straight horror this year.”
But most of the cast should be used to that. Returning alumni are:
- Sarah Paulson as Hypodermic Sally, a character Murphy describes as “the baddest bad girl of them all.”
- Evan Peters as Mr. March, nothing about whom has been revealed unless you can decipher Murphy’s announcement tweet, which read “This season, Evan Peters will be waiting for you in Room 64.”
- Lily Rabe, as a “famous murderer”
- Kathy Bates as Iris, who Murphy says is “running the hotel.”
- Matt Bomer (character name, Donovan) and Finn Wittrock, who along with Gaga form the show’s focal love triangle.
Other former ‘AHS’ players include Chloe Sevigny, Wes Bently and Emma Roberts, who is now co-starring on Murphy’s new series ‘Scream Queens,’ and as such, will only have a small role on ‘AHS’ toward the end of the season.
Newcomers include Cheyenne Jackson, who previously worked with Murphy on ‘Glee’ and Max Greenfield a.k.a. Schmidt, from the sitcom ‘The New Girl’ who Murphy says will appear “like you’ve never seen him.”
Hope there are plenty of vacancies for this sprawling cast! Are there any actors from previous seasons that you think ought to make reservations at this ‘Hotel?’ Or any dream castings you’d like to add? Comment below!