According to hypable.com on Jan. 2, Jessica Lange was not eager to jump onboard "American Horror Story" at the start. Lange said that it took some sweet-talking from show creator Ryan Murphy to convince her to give the show a try.
"When I got involved in this it really was because Ryan sweet-talked me into doing this, which I think he has a certain talent for," Lange said. "I just kind of jumped in blindly."
After that, she said that everything began to take her by surprise. She was shocked when the show became so popular from the very start and even more surprised when her performance began to get the attention it did.
The blind faith paid off the Lange. The two-time Oscar winning actress picked up a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Constance Langdon in the first season of the show. She returned to the lineup for season two as Sister Jude Martin, one of the most complex and interesting characters on "American Horror Story: Asylum," a role that earned her another Golden Globe nomination.
Now, she has quickly signed on for a third season of the horror series, where she said she is not hesitant at all when believing in Ryan Murphy's vision for the show.
"I don’t know how they’re going to top it next year." Lange said. "Ryan’s amazing that way. He definitely finds something that he can pursue for that length of time and still find the novelty and the interest in it."
"American Horror Story" airs on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. EST on FX.
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Shawn S. Lealos is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the professional film critics’ organization of Oklahoma. He is also working on a book about the Stephen King dollar babies called “Dollar Deal.” To read more of his writing, visit shawnlealos.net.