Despite reports to the contrary, Sarah Paulson has taken to social media to debunk a rumor that she would appear in the season finale of ‘American Horror Story: 1984’. A fan shared a rumor, and an ecstatic reaction, that Paulson would reprise her role as Lana Winters and would appear interviewing the last survivor of the latest Camp Redwood massacre. In the same blurb, it was rumored that Evan Peters would appear as a young Billy Idol.
Here is Paulson’s short response:
— Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) November 8, 2019
Peters didn’t reply, but presumably, he won’t be appearing either. Peters had previously stated that he was sitting this season out completely, while Paulson had left the door open to possibly popping up in a small role, but that she wouldn’t be starring as she has in the past.
Paulson will star in the upcoming Ryan Murphy Netflix series ‘Ratched’, and she is currently filming the FX ’70s period miniseries ‘Mrs. America’. ‘Ratched’ is based on the character Nurse Mildred Ratched from the novel/movie ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’. Murphy co-created the series with Evan Romansky. The cast also includes Rosanna Arquette, Don Cheadle, Vincent D’Onofrio, Judy Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Hunter Parrish, Amanda Plummer, Corey Stoll, and Sharon Stone. ‘Mrs. America’ was created by Dahvi Waller (‘Mad Men’, ‘Halt and Catch Fire’) and tells the story of conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly played by Cate Blanchett. The all-star cast also includes Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, Rose Byrne, James Marsden, Niecy Nash, John Slattery, and Tracey Ullman.
Both Paulson and Peters had multiple roles on the last season of ‘American Horror Story’, subtitled ‘Apocalypse’. Peters went on to co-star in the first season of Murphy’s ‘Pose’. He also reprised the role of Quicksilver in this year’s X-Men dud ‘Dark Phoenix’. He will next be seen in the Australian biopic of ’70s singer Helen Reddy, ‘I Am Woman’. Peters is also part of the cast of the upcoming HBO crime miniseries ‘Mare of Easttown’ which stars Kate Winslet in the lead.
‘American Horror Story: 1984’ was slightly shorter this season than in the past, with just nine episodes. The final episode, fittingly entitled “Final Girl” airs on Wednesday night on FX.