Her days of, um, “reinterpreting” David Bowie classics have come to an end.
Jessica Lange confirmed to Charlie Rose that she’s done with starring in Ryan Murphy’s Emmy-winning American Horror Story. “No, I had four years with that, four seasons, and each year was a marvelous character,” she said. “Everything changed from one year to another which made it very interesting to me. But no, I think sometimes you come to the end of something and it has had its natural…” Rose cut in, “But, I mean, people loved you in that.” (Try to picture Charlie Rose watching American Horror Story. You can’t.) A humbled Lange responded, while laughing, “I know, I know, it’s funny.”
This ends a year of speculation that Lange, who didn’t appear in AHS: Hotel, might return to the anthology series. Last June, she told The Wrap that “this was a great collaboration [with Murphy], so I would love to keep working with him.” And Lange is, just on a different FX show. She’ll yell and chew the scenery on Feud, playing Joan Crawford to Susan Sarandon’s Bette Davis.
But no matter where she goes, Lange will always ignore Lea Michele. American Horror Story returns for season six (with a still-untitled chapter) later this year. It will involve children, and Lady Gaga’s pasties.