“American Horror Story” is known for its recurring cast, but one member from Year 1 who has yet to return is Connie Britton. However, that could change…
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Britton was asked if there’s any chance we’ll see her as part of the “Coven.” She said, “I hope so. I’ve actually have been talking to them this season because they’re down in New Orleans and I’m in Nashville. [I’ve] said, ‘Okay, let’s see if we can try to figure this out.'”
RS countered with, “So you have your pointy witch hat ready?”
Laughing, Britton said, “I’m like, ‘I’ll put that on and jump on a plane and go to New Orleans.’ Yes, I would do that. As long as we can figure it out with both productions, I’m in. I hope it happens.”
We hope it happens, too!
Now, as for what series creator Ryan Murphy has up his sleeve for the rest of the season, he told EW, “[The Council] reappear a lot. They appear to protect the coven or to persecute those within the coven who try and hurt the coven. So with Fiona back at the helm and really out for her own interests, they show up a lot.”
And what about Spalding (Denis O’Hare)? What’s with the dolls? Murphy explains, “I was writing that when I was researching this great famous dowager who was the world’s biggest collector of dolls so I guess I was in a doll mood. I just think that people who collect dolls I find it so fascinating. We get into where he’s from. He’s from a line of men who historically their entire purpose was to serve the coven. They’re not witches. They’re not of the coven. So he’s one of them. His entire existence is to protect those witches. We establish that he has a pretty lonely life, and I just thought he would have dolls. And I also thought he would be really into granny teas and that he would be role-playing. That’s sort of how I got Denis to do it. I was like, ‘C’mon. You’re gonna play a butler without a tongue who collects dolls and has granny teas and wears bizarre, kimono chinoiserie outfits.’ I think it truly is our most bizarre creature.”
And we’ll see more of Madison as the season progresses? “Yes… keep watching because she’s dead but not gone. What Spalding puts her through in the next couple of episodes is quite remarkable… it’s the most shocking thing we’ve ever done on the show, and that happened truly by accident. I thought it was a real, bizarre Grand Guignol series of scenes; but they’re just very sick and twisted and oddly funny… Dead Madison is in many, many, many episodes.”
What’s the deal with Hank? “Well, I think everyone who has been watching thinks Cordelia’s husband is this sort of kind, stoic, Darren-from-‘Bewitched’ sort of guy. And in this episode we see, ‘Oh, that’s not who he is at all.’ Something very dark and twisted is obviously going on with him’ which we will reveal in the next couple of episodes. Needless to say he’s not what he seems… We really get into who he is and why he’s doing these things. I’m not going to say too much because we reveal it around Episode 7.”
Was it one of Marie’s minions who threw acid inn Cordelia’s eyes? “I’m not going to say who it is. But that’s all revealed. The big question is, ‘Who is out to get these witches?’ There are many, many suspects. It all ties together with the Hank thing. It’s a big to-do we have coming up… In the next episode we reveal the complete extent of her injuries, and we address will she be able to see ever.”
What’s going to happen with Kyle? “He’s clearly tormented. The girls have literally created a monster. He’s made from parts of horrible guys, like murderers and rapists. That’s what I love about Evan and that part is that he can be incredibly monstrous and then turn around and break your heart with a reaction. I think that’s what Kyle is going to have to deal with the rest of the season.
Lastly, what can he tells us about next week and the zombies bearing down on the coven? “Well, next week is interesting because obviously Marie Laveaux wants them dead so she’s summoned their voodoo zombies. The big thing of that episode is who of the witches are going to die? Fiona is at the hospital with her daughter who was blinded by acid so, without her, who amongst those girls is strong enough to rise up and protect them? So that’s a really big clue I think that helps get the audience closer to the idea of who of these girls is the Supreme. Who’s the one who Fiona should be afraid of?
“American Horror Story: Coven” Episode 3.05 – “Burn, Witch, Burn” (airs 11/6/13)
Besieged by Marie Laveau’s (Angela Bassett) army, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) unleashes a new power. Fiona (Jessica Lange) and Myrtle (Frances Conroy) clash over control of the Coven. Madame LaLaurie (Kathy Bates) is confronted by old ghosts.
Written by Jessica Sharzer; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
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