Fan favorite Jessica Lange was a staple on the horror anthology series American Horror Story for quite some time, but it seems that her time on the show is done. Despite returning for a part in “Apocalypse”, Lange says she doesn’t think she will do anymore. When asked about her future on the show after her appearance in “Apocalypse”, she explained to The Wrap:
“I don’t think so … I did this because it was recreating Constance, which was– for me, it was a very important time when I did that first season, ‘Murder House.’”
“But I don’t think I would want to start from scratch and create a character … And also I think a lot of the actors that I was working with, people that I really love working with, like Sarah [Paulson] or Frances [Conroy] or Kathy [Bates]– I don’t know who’s in this new season, but I don’t think it would be the same.”
Sadly, many of the series regulars are now gone – including Evan Peters. This has obviously had an affect on Ms. Lange’s interest in doing more work on the show. She added:
“We were like a troupe. We were like the old-fashioned kind of troupe of actors, just moving from one part to the other … And that was part of what I really loved about doing it was you’d come back with a whole different story, different characters, but the same actors year after year. And that was wonderful. But I don’t think that would be the case now and I don’t think I would want to start over from scratch really. I don’t think that will happen.”
Though it’s inevitable, change isn’t always the most comfortable thing, especially for horror fans. We’ll see how AHS does going forward now that so many of our favorite actors and actresses have exited.
What do you think? Are you still interested, or have you moved on like Jessica Lange? Let us know.
AHS: 1984 is airing weekly on FX now.