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Jessica Lange & Ryan Murphy | 40th International Emmy Awards

houlms:

Get to know me meme: (2/5) Favorite Tv Shows, American Horror Story: Asylum

Well, then, look at you, Ms. Lana Banana. Just remember if you look in the face of evil, evil’s gonna look right back at you.

jack-flamel:

AMERICAN HORROR STORY COVEN

You get the shovel. I’ll get the bleach.
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Be present and open to the moment that is unfolding before you. Because, ultimately, your life is made up of moments. So don’t miss them by being lost in the past or anticipating the future. Don’t be absent from your own life. - Jessica Lange

Anonymous:
I am fucking excited for Freakshow, and counting down the days. But I feel they are giving away too many spoilers! Stop already. Leave the rest to be a surprise!

haha yes :P

And you arrive in this town and you discover conjoined twins Bette and Dot (Sarah Paulson) and they become the new star of your show?
Jessica Lange: Yeah, that was a way a lot of these people were found. They would find them in hospitals or jails or wherever and recruited. So that’s how Sarah is introduced into the story. I hear something about her, she’s in the hospital, and I go there.

Is it a maternal relationship between Elsa and the twins?
Jessica Lange: Well, maternal would be putting it very generously. My character is very manipulative. She understands what’s needed, and she provides it. However, the thing I want to be very clear in this is that my character Elsa really loves these people. She truly cares for them, in her own selfish, narcissistic way. But they mean a great deal to her. It’s not just exploitation. She’s tough, and she’s mean sometimes, and all of that, but she really does love them.

EW: I heard you get to sing again.
Jessica Lange: Oh my God! Singing, yes! In the first four episodes[AHS Freak Show], I sing three numbers. Which is nuts!

EW: So Ryan said you brought this to him, right?
JESSICA LANGE: Yeah this had been in my mind for a long time. I have forever been fascinated and I photograph it a lot myself—small-time kind of carnival, sideshow, things like that. I mean I started kind of looking into freak shows. It is an amazing history and I’ve always been fascinated by a community of people living like gypsies, on the road and traveling from place to place and, in this case, heightened to the degree that they’re all extremely special. So it was something I suggested to him a year or so ago. I had originally imagined it like a traveling freak show, maybe Dustbowl, with that kind of desperation. Ryan has set it in another time, which I think is clever, actually.

EW: You had said previously this would be your last AHS. Has this made you want to sign up for another season?
Jessica Lange: I haven’t reconsidered. I’m just trying to get through this year, and I think this year, without a doubt, will be my favorite. In a way, it was an idea that I had wanted to explore for a while. I think just the richness of it and the time and the place and the characters. I just think it’s going to be unique. And I think, to my mind, what I’ve seen already and what we’ve done, it will far surpass anything we’ve done before.
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