Gaga is an evil hotelier.
In February, we shared the news that Mother Monster more commonly known as Lady Gaga will be returning to the acting game by starring in FX anthology series “American Horror Story” (AHS). Back then, the “Bad Romance” singer shared the news of her appearing as a series regular in the fifth season of “American Horror Story: Hotel” via her social media accounts.
Having previously worked with AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy on Fox’s musical-comedy “Glee“, Gaga’s involvement in AHS not only marks their second time working together but also marks her first starring role in a major production as an actress.
On August 7th (Friday), the cast and creators of AHS used their time in front of the Television Critics Associations to preview what to expect from the fifth season of the series. As with every drama from Murphy and Brad Falchuk, plot details are being kept close to the vest about the season that explores a haunted hotel.
Speaking about Gaga at the Television Critics Association, Murphy said that Gaga’s character is called Elizabeth and that she owns a hotel.
“She owns the hotel and she is sort of a very wealthy social doyenne who is consumed with art and fashion and people. She has a nefarious plan that is revealed in the first episode that plays out over the course of the season.”
It was also revealed that Gaga will be leading the cast as an evil character while Kathy Bates will play Iris, Angela Bassett is Ramona, Evan Peters is Mr. March, Matt Bomer is Donovan and Sarah Paulson will take on the role of Hypodermic Sally. The “Hotel” cast also includes Finn Wittrock, Wes Bentley, Chloe Sevigny, Emma Robers, Richard T. Jones, Denis O’Hare, Lily Rabe, Cheyenne Jackson, Max Greenfield, Darren Criss (of “Glee” fame) and Madchen Amick.
Murphy previously shared that all seasons of AHS are connected and will feature characters from previous seasons checking into “Hotel”. He also told fans at Comic-Con that it’s all part of a “connected universe” that will end with a “thesis statement” at the end of the show’s run. As for how “Hotel” is linked to the other AHS seasons, Murphy said to expect those to appear around episode six or seven.
Gaga will begin filming today (August 10). “American Horror Story: Hotel” debuts October 7th on FX. The 13-episode season runs through the end of January.