‘s next tale will feature the mother of all monsters.
TVLine has learned that Lady Gaga is set to headline the forthcoming fifth season — titled
Horror Story: Freak Show‘s Meep, Dead at 34
Details on the Grammy-winning pop phenom’s role are being kept under wraps, but sources confirm that Gaga will very much be the star of the latest chapter, which likely will be the franchise’s first without leading lady Jessica Lange. Here, she teases it in a video:
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 25, 2015
This marks the most significant foray into acting for Gaga; her previous work in the thespian arena includes a supporting role in
and a bit part as “Girl at the Swimming Pool” in a Season 3 episode of
The news comes in the wake of Gaga’s rapturously received
At the Television Critics Assoc. winter press tour last month, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf teased that
‘ fifth season would be “very different” from its predecessors, adding that viewers can expect “an unusually large reinvention in between Book 4 and Book 5 relative to, say, between Book 3 [
She should have been the star of Freak Show!
I’m looking forward to it! If it means they’re switching it up a bit, I could have newfound interest in the series.
Whoa…that’s quite the casting coup. It’ll be interesting to see her act in such a big role, after only having seen her in Machete Kills. Looking forward to seeing the theme of next season and how she plays into it.
Watch, I think that Jessica Lange will be involved, but just not as a leading lady. I think they’re going to GaGa play a younger version and have Jessica narrate, kinda like what they did with Asylum….all I know is I hope this season is better, because the past season and Coven (and Asylum partly) start off good, then gets stupid and somehow they recover the final two episodes.
I’d be hard-pressed to find two blonde females who look less alike (bone structure etc)
I read last year that Jessica Lange will not be in anymoe American Horror Stories. Her choice.
I give her two episodes and then if she can’t cut the mustard it’s out of my dvr schedule.
so the AHS: hotel will be something like “The shinning” ?
well looks like I will no longer be watching American horror story
LOL, you can’t even give somebody a chance :-)
It seems to me that Ga Ga is trying to grow up. Give her a chance and allow her to do that before assuming it won’t work……….smh.
Even if you don’t her music or theatrics when performing it, is it far fetched to think that you could end up liking the show despite her, or even be surprised to like her on the show?
I for one will reverse judgment UNTIL I 1. know what the theme and her character is and 2.see her actually act in the episode.
Why? because she was cast by a casting Director someone who actually went to school and gets paid good money to decide whether someone is a good fit for the show/movie
the same thing happened when Even Peters got cast as quicksilver the idiot masses were moaning about how stupid he looked and when the movie came out they were demanding he be in the sequel
AHS wasn’t really THAT good since a couple of seasons. Without Jessica Lange, i couldn’t imagine how it’ll work; but now knowing this, i think…meh.
Well she doesn’t want to do it anymore so take it up with her. TBH, while Jessica Lange has largely anchored the past three seasons, she’s never really been the best character in any of them. Season one was where she really shined because she wasn’t the main focus. Sarah Paulson was the star of Asylum and Angela Bassett stole every scene she was in during Coven and while Freak Show was pretty weak overall, Evan Peters really elevated the material. She’d probably do better in a smaller role where she isn’t expected to carry the show.
I agree with you. I can see Gaga playing a younger version of Jessica Lange, but you can’t replace Jessica Lange and her presence as the lead will be missed. I am hoping she will be in at least half the episodes.
Yeah not sure AHS is gonna get me to watch this season. Lange’s leading role now goes to Gaga? No thanks.
Taissa would actually keep me from watching. Such a bad actress,
Amen! She’s terrible. Don’t understand the love she gets from fans. Great, we can watch her play ANOTHER mopey teenager. No thanks.
Yes! Absolutely agree… She was somewhat tolerable in Coven but just plain awful in Murder House… I would get headaches from watching her
How is Ryan Murphy able to get well known people to work with him?
LOL I wanna see how this will pan out. Considering that RM found a new shinning toy to play with and he wont give a f**k about AHS anymore.
No, no, no, no, no. She can’t act and has no business even trying to attempt this. Let her stick with singing her silly songs and playing dress up. Back in the egg Gaga!!!!
Really? Have you seen her act before? No? That’s what I thought…
Give GaGa a shot! Everybody deserves a chance. She’s an excellent singer – maybe she can act, too. I really like her and think she’s multi-talented enough to carry this off. I’ll be watching. Just hope TV Line reminds me!
Sure, I’m willing to give her and the season a chance, though it’s a huge risk since she’s not known for her acting (although Adam Levine was in Asylum, I didn’t catch it so I don’t know how well he did). The only thing I’m worried about is that since she is a singer, that will give them an excuse for more musical numbers (which I hated in Freakshow).
Hotel, eh? Interesting on both counts. Can’t wait to see how she does but Jessica will be missed.
Love Gaga but the last to 2 seasons, especially Freak Show, had been a let down.
Am I the only one that’s more surprised by the ‘Hotel’ theme than Gaga being in it? And does anyone else feel this is very random and surprising? Freakshow took months to release the theme or any info about it, and now they’ve just dumped the theme and lead relatively close to the Freakshow finale… This all seems so odd!
Everyone hating on this casting and talking about how she can’t act, you must not realize her history. She was a musical theater geek and did lots of acting in school. She also went to a school for the arts so the acting world is unfamiliar to her anyway. One could say all she does with videos, costumes, etc. is a type of acting and she does performance art. So she will probably fit in just fine. M
Right! And she’s a performance artist; every creative music video she has put out, every regeneration of *who* Gaga is, is her ACTING.
While I will watch the whole thing regardless, that little “teaser”, if it could be called that, didn’t impress me. Her tone was very flat. Still hope for the best, though!
I wonder if this is going to have anything to do with H.H. Holmes.
NO Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange this season….ship=sailed. I’m more interested in the new series American Crime…
Based on shooting schedules, Sarah Paulson can still be on American Horror Story. Is she definitely confirmed to have a role in it or are you assuming?
This is horrible news. No Jessica Lange, im not even gonna watch it.
Dammit. Now I have to watch. Glad she’s finally moving into acting, she definitely has the training and talent for it.
I like(I don’t) how people always act like they know everything from a small piece of news I for one will reverse judgment UNTIL I 1. know what the theme and her character is and 2.see her actually act in the episode.
hmm, is any of the rest of the cast going to be involved? Evan, or Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett? Or is it a completely new cast?
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