Warning: This article contains spoilers for American Horror Story: Hotel.
Ryan Murphy must be in a giving mood, because the creator of American Horror Story seemed to have given his actors and actresses the green light to deliver the goods on their American Horror Story: Hotel characters at the recent Television Critics’ Association press tour. In fact, since Lady Gaga wasn’t available for the tour herself, Murphy spilled the dirt on Gaga’s American Horror Story: Hotel character.
“Her character’s name is Elizabeth. She owns the hotel, and she is sort of a very wealthy social doyenne who is consumed with art and fashion and people and she has a nefarious plan that is revealed in the first episode and plays out over the course of the season. She starts shooting on Monday.”
While every character of American Horror Story: Hotel is enticing in his or her own way, Sarah Paulson spoke of her own character in such a way that her very presence on American Horror Story: Hotel seems to invite intrigue and mystery.
“My character this year is quite dark. I think she’s sexy. She’s a drug addict, and not that drug addicts are sexy, but this girl happens to be quite sexy. She’s got a thing. I don’t think it’s like anything I’ve done on this show … I play Sally, I live at the hotel. I hate Iris in a rather ancient way for reasons that are revealed quickly. I have kind of budding something with Wes’s character. It’s sort of dark and, sorry, you don’t know this yet.”
While further down the ladder of the hotel’s chain of command, Angela Bassett’s description of her American Horror Story: Hotel character seems to imply she holds some power in the goings on of the hotel.
“I play Ramona Royale, and I’m sexy as well, yet not in a drug addicty kind of way. And I have a very strong real lasting relationship with [Lady Gaga’s] character. And my character is also this fabulous actress. I don’t live at the hotel, but I vist there a lot.”
As usual, Kathy Bates’ American Horror Story: Hotel character is one not to be reckoned with, though we already know at least one AHS: Hotel guest will get on Iris’ last nerve.
“I play Iris. I run the hotel. I have relationships with Matt Bomer and with Wes, and I can’t stand [Sarah Paulson], I hate you. And I don’t know yet if I get to work with Angela, I hope I do. And Liz Taylor and I have a very close relationship, and I do crossword puzzles in my spare time.”
Chloë Sevigny may be the most likable American Horror Story: Hotel character, at least to be judged by her own description, but could Alex be hiding some dark secret?
“I play Alex, and I’m the wife of Wes Bentley, and a mother and a doctor and dealing with a great loss that we had in our family and coming to grips with that, among other things.”
Wes Bentley followed up Sevigny with a revealing look into his own character and told American Horror Story fans that his character is the inquisitive type.
“I play Detective John Lowell, I’m married to Chloe’s character. We had a great loss in the family. Investigating some grisly murders, which somehow leads me to checking into the hotel.”
As Matt Bomer described his character, one has to wonder if he will play into a rivalry with Evan Peter’s American Horror Story: Hotel character, since each seems to think of himself as a ladies’ man.
“I play Donovan, who is closely associated with Ms. Gaga and Ms. Bates, and Mr. Wittrock, amongst others. And he has very interesting relationships with the lady folk in his life.”
It sounds like Finn Wittrock is going to either be Lady Gaga’s conquest, or a great big thorn in her side.
“I’m playing a male model named Tristan Duffy who’s always looking for the next high. And I think he sort of finds his biggest high in Lady Gaga, and they have a lot to do together. She sees all of me.”
Cheyenne Jackson described his own American Horror Story: Hotel character as being a chap down on his luck. Could Will find more than he bargained for at the hotel?
“Will Drake, fashion icon. He’s trying to creatively reestablish himself, so he moves from New York to Los Angeles. A father, and a little desperate.”
Once again, Denis O’Hare finds himself in the role of one of American Horror Story‘s odder characters, but this time O’Hare expressed the eccentricities of his character with the fashion and style of a Hollywood icon.
“I’m playing Liz Taylor, movie icon. I’m not actually playing Elizabeth Taylor, but I’m playing a person who is inspired by the awesomeness of things like Butterfield 8 and Cleopatra and eye makeup like that. And I shaved my head for the part and other body parts. I work in the hotel, I work with Kathy, and I work in the bar.”
American Horror Story: Hotel will premiere on October 7 on FX.
[Featured image courtesy of FX/American Horror Story]