[WARNING: This article contains spoilers about the third season of "American Horror Story," which aired on FX from October of 2013 to January of 2014.]
Of the young witches attending Miss Robichaux’s Academy in "American Horror Story: Coven," Madison Montgomery best fits the first episode’s title, Bitchcraft. She’s a fiercely heartless Hollywood Diva (with a capital “D”), sent to the school after using her telekinetic powers to kill a director who dared criticize her. Incredibly triumphant when she uses this same power to overturn a bus filled with the frat boys who raped her, but unfortunate that the innocent Kyle also perished in the fiery crash.
Emma Roberts, new to the show for Coven (season 3), portrayed Madison with unparalleled icy flippancy. Daughter of Eric Roberts and niece of Julie Roberts, she was previously best-known for the tween show "Unfabulous," and, as her entrance into the horror world, as Sidney's cousin in the fourth installment of the "Scream" series.
Roberts met three-season show veteran Evan Peters (who played Kyle in Coven) prior to being cast in “AHS” -- when he played her romantic interest in the independent film “Adult World.” The two soon became romantically linked. Last January, six months after making headlines for a physical struggle in a Montreal hotel room (click here to read more), they announced their engagement. (Click here for more on their engagement, here for more on their work together, and here for more on their early relationship.)
Madison initially brings Kyle back, Frankenstein style, for the benefit of Zoe (Taissa Farmiga). In episode 4, Supreme witch Fiona (Jessica Lange) senses Madison’s powers growing and slashes her throat, fearing that Madison will soon take her place. Life-giving witch Misty (Lily Rabe) resurrects her, but Madison laments that she’s unable to feel anything. She finds an exception to her numbness when she hooks up with Kyle. But he loves Zoe. In the final episode, after Zoe is killed accidentally, Kyle holds Madison responsible for not bringing her back, and, reminiscent of “Blade Runner,” creature kills creator.
So glad her episode 4 death wasn't really the end so Madison could continue whipping out her zingers until season finale. Roberts will return for season 4, Freak Show, next fall. While waiting for deets on that, enjoy cool original artwork of and quotes from one of the witchiest witches of Coven’s coven.
TOP 20 MADISON MONTGOMERY QUOTES: