‘American Horror Story: Hotel’: Lady Gaga Films at Season 1’s Murder House
Think it’s just a coincidence that American Horror Story: Hotel takes place in Los Angeles, just like the FX anthology’s first season, Murder House? You’ll reconsider after you learn that Hotel mama monster Lady Gaga was spotted filming at the cursed mansion.
TMZ photographers shot footage of the outré pop star dressed up as her Hotel character, The Countess, and shielding her face as she tried to make a stealthy exit from the century-old Country Club Park house.
The site also reports the production crew had relandscaped the property and parked vintage cars outside, which should give you a sense of the timeframe of the scenes being filmed.
Gaga shooting there is not the first sign that the seasons are connected: Murder House realtor Marcy reappeared in this season’s premiere to sell the Hotel Cortez to Will Drake — and she even referenced the Harmons, the protagonists of Murder House, played by Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott.
Plus, Asylum characters Pepper and Sister Mary Eunice popped up last season on Freak Show.
Now, back to the house: A little while back, Wetpaint talked to Million Dollar Listing star Josh Altman about the property, which he says was listed at the time at $17 million. “That price alone will scare people!” he said. “It’s a ridiculous price, and I’m not sure why anyone would waste their time at that price. In my opinion, it’s a low threes house — I don’t care how many Tiffany stained glass windows are in the house. They are saying that you can make lots of money from location companies filming there and that’s why they are asking that price.”
No matter who bought the house — and how much they paid for it — we’re glad they let Ryan Murphy & Co. return to this iconic AHS location.
Check into American Horror Story: Hotel when it airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX