[TV] Ryan Murphy Reveals That Stevie Nicks Will Have More Than One Episode On American Horror Story: Coven (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.06.2013
In a new interview...
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, American Horror Story: Coven creator Ryan Murphy revealed that Stevie Nicks will appear in more than one episode. The article also includes some spoilers for this week's episode. Here are highlights:
On when Stevie Nicks will come back: "We have Stevie for another. Stevie will be in episode 10 and then we have Stevie for another one, doing an idea that she came up with that I thought was too perfect to say no to. Hilariously, Stevie read some of the scripts and called up and said 'Are you aware that one of the things you're doing I actually wrote a song about?' I'm like, 'You've got to be kidding.' Then I remembered the song. We have something cool that was her idea."
On figuring out which cast members will be right for season four: "Yeah I invite people when we have a character for them. People should never read into that just because some of your favorites haven't been announced doesn't mean anything. It's a slow build and I keep adding on. Angela is coming back hopefully. Kathy is coming back hopefully. Jessica, Sarah, Evan. Franny Conroy we want to come back. We have a great part for her. And new people too! I love an actor I did The Normal Heart with, Finn Wittrock."
On the decision to chop off LaLaurie's head: "Well the interesting thing about that story was basically we've established that LaLaurie's punishment is that she can live forever so she's a character who can't be killed. So at a certain point, as she even says in the episode, she learned like, "F*** you. You can do whatever you want." So you're like What could Marie do to her that would be heinous? And then what could we follow with that to make it even more heinous? So when we came up with the idea that she would definitely cut off her head, we decided that wasn't enough and that Gabourey Sidibe had to do something that would make it even worse. Then we came up with that which is one of my favorite things we've ever done. Then we came up with a whole episode which is the winter cliffhanger called "Head" where we follow the travails of Kathy Bates' head and things happen to other characters' literal heads or intellects or brain power. She's such a villain yet Kathy's so empathetic so it's become this weird thing where I'm shocked that people are rooting for Madame LaLaurie. I think what happens in the winter cliffhanger "Head" is beyond hilarious."