Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Photo: Kate Mara at the Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Launch Party on March 20, 2012

With Season 1 of American Horror Story safely behind us, we're looking forward to new houses, new haunts, and of course, new characters. But we'll always have a special place in our hearts for Murder House and all the tormented spirits trapped inside, including Hayden McClaine, played by the lovely Kate Mara.

According to Kate, who we caught up with last night at the New York City launch party for Salvatore Ferragamo's new fragrance Signorina, she would love for Hayden to reappear in Season 2.

"I would love to [come back]. I'm doing another show so it would depend on whether or not we could work out both schedules, but I would love nothing more than to come back," she said.

Could those steamy scenes with co-star Dylan McDermott have something to do with her eagerness to return? Not so much.

"Honestly, kissing someone on a TV show is the same as having to scream at someone on a TV show," she told us. "It's just as weird and awkward."

Sorry to break it to you, Kate, but we're anticipating lots more awkward on-set moments in your future. The 29-year-old actress just nabbed a principal role in the upcoming political thriller House of Cards, which is scheduled to premiere on Netflix later this year.

"Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright play a married couple, and he's a congressman and he's trying to become the president," she dished. "And I play a young reporter who kind of strikes a deal with him."

We told Kate we'd be willing to switch roles and let her interview us for practice, but she was already one step ahead.

"I'm learning a lot from you right this second!" she shouted, before disappearing into the crowd. 

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