Jessica Lange May Return to ‘American Horror Story’
When a fifth season of American Horror Story was officially confirmed, fans rejoiced. It would be a shame to lose a show so finely crafted, well-acted and executed. It's a welcome departure from the remakes and sequels currently running Hollywood ragged. But then Jessica Lange announced that she was parting ways with the series, and all that rejoicing turned into mourning and suddenly the show mattered a little less.
Thankfully, we've got some news that might soften the blow. According to an interview with the Wrap, Lange hasn't closed the door to AHS entirely. If show creator Ryan Murphy wants her back (for a small role, nothing too time-consuming), then she'll consider it. She said, “If Ryan came to me and said, ‘Would you want to do a small character for a couple episodes?’ I would absolutely say yes if I liked it. This was a great collaboration, so I would love to keep working with him.”
Lange went on to talk about what drew her to the show, noting the complexities in each character she played. She said, "There was a thread through all four of those characters, which is a kind of desperation, a profound disappointment in life. As on-edge or neurasthenic as they appear to be, they have a spine of steel. It’s exactly the kind of complexity in a character that I love, that it appears to be one thing and it’s something else.”
AHS: Hotel, the fifth season of the show, is set to air this fall.