Legendary actresses Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett joined the cast of American Horror Story: Coven this year, and the acting greats have injected some fun and a serious burst if talent into the already-successful FX show. AHS mastermind Ryan Murphy is known for being able to attract big talent, and with the additions of Kathy and Angela he certainly didn’t disappoint.
On Coven, the actresses play rivals Madame LaLaurie (Kathy) and Marie Laveaux (Angela). Madame LaLaurie is a slave-torturing, upper class white woman, while Marie Laveaux is the voodoo queen of the south who cursed LaLaurie with immortality for torturing a slave that had sex with her daughter.
It’s been great to watch two talents like this play arch enemies, but will they return for AHS Season 4, which was just announced earlier this week?
If Mr. Murphy has his way, our future will be loaded with Bates and Bassett. The co-creator tells Entertainment Weekly, “I have approached them and they wanna do it. That’s very exciting when you can work with A.) actresses you’ve always idolized and B.) those two are loving this season.”
Not only are both broads eager for more Horror, but Kathy even showed her appreciation for the drama via some unique gifts. As Ryan explains, “Kathy Bates sent the writers a basket of plush toys all in the shapes of disemboweled organs. It doesn’t get better than when an Oscar winner sends you a grab bag of stuffed pancreas to say ‘Thank you and job well done.’”
Agreed. Getting a myriad of plush organs from pretty much anyone else is just weird, but if they’re from Kathy Bates then they deserve to be cuddled and treasured accordingly.
We certainly hope Ryan gets his way with Kathy and Angela, because resident AHS star Jessica Lange — who has played vastly different roles on each season of the show — recently stated that next season will be her last. Apparently she toys with leaving the show each season, but if she does hop on her broomstick and go, then Season 4 will likely be the last with this trio of uber-talented women.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly