Kathy Bates Finally Awarded A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame, While Her Foul Language Gives A New Trailer A ‘NSFW’ Tag

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Kathy Bates, the veteran actress, is a celebrity who has clearly improved her acting skills with age. Although she has been in the film industry since the 1970s, her opportunity to prove herself as a talented actress came in 1990 when she won an Academy Award in the Best Actress category for playing the psychopathic Annie Wilkes in Misery, a psychological thriller based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.

Recently, Kathy Bates’ contribution to cinema was recognized when the veteran actress’s name was permanently etched on one of the many stars designed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Instead of being overjoyed with the honor bestowed on her, the Titanic actress was more excited to see her name being inscribed on the sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard, a place that has been so dear to her.

During the honoring ceremony that was attended by other Hollywood greats like Shirley Maclaine and Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates fondly remembered her younger days when she used to frequent the TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard to watch the classics. According to News Australia, Kathy Bates recalled the times when she visited the theater to not only see Hollywood musicals but to also watch her own popular films.

“We were going to see The King and I, and then 34 years later I came back to this very theater with another King by the name of Stephen, with a movie called Misery that changed my life.”

Kathy Bates has often been appreciated for her ability to play a diverse variety of roles. Apart from winning an Academy Award, the celebrated actress has also won critical acclaim for her work in movies like Primary Colors and About Schmidt. So it may come as a surprise to learn that the actress, who has worked in over 180 film and television projects, credits Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of American Horror Story, to help her achieve the honor on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Earlier, Kathy Bates won a Golden Globe Award for featuring as Delphine LaLaurie, the serial killer in Season 3 of American Horror Story. Additionally, she also featured in the following Season 4 and Season 5 of the horror show in which she played the role of a bearded woman and the manager of a haunted hotel respectively. According to Vanity Fair, Kathy Bates spoke about how Ryan appreciates her as an actress who has aged gracefully.

“He has an appreciation for what I think of as aged wine. I’m getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and it would never have happened if Ryan hadn’t brought me onto American Horror Story.”

The actress’s characters in American Horror Story may be regarded as some of the weirdest characters she has ever played. Very soon, Kathy Bates will be seen playing a crook’s coarse mother in Bad Santa 2, the sequel to Bad Santa that shows Billy Bob Thornton and Tony Cox reprising their earlier roles as professional thieves who are planning a robbery during Christmas. Kathy Bates plays the role of Billy’s foul-mouthed mother who shows no restraint in her language. According to Rolling Stone magazine, Kathy’s excessive use of foul language in the movie caused the newly released trailer to earn an “NSFW” tag.

Fans of Kathy Bates might recall that the actress had earlier featured in Titanic, the 1997 blockbuster in which she had played the role of Molly Brown, the high-class socialite who is considered as “vulgar” by many first-class women. Despite her admission about being vulgar, the character of Molly helps the protagonist Jack Dawson to project himself as a refined gentleman. Despite her memorable role in Titanic, fans are likely to be shocked to witness the dirty talk that Kathy’s character displays in Bad Santa 2.

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