This is a re-blog from March, and here’s why: We saw this hit the newswires and flipped out, because we had figured last week that the copiously researched piece we wrote with our best guess on Kathy Bates casting as a ‘real life figure’ on S3 of American Horror Story Coven might have been off-base. Yay! We can’t believe we called it! I recommend a re-read of this article if you want to know more about her character …unless you have a weak stomach, or your nerves are not what they used to be, because this is extremely disturbing, graphic stuff. Learning new horrible historical facts can be upsetting, especially if it’s after dark, you’re alone, and you already are feeling a little …off. We’re still surprised (though still patting ourselves on the back) we were right, because Ryan Murphy is almost impossible to second-guess; almost all our predictions on how story-lines would wrap up on American Horror StoryAsylum were wildly off-base. More updates from the TCA announcement/presentation coming very soon!
AUG 3rd UPDATE: Holy shit! We actually called it! Back in March! During FX’s presentation at the Television Critics Association today, Tim Minear announced some major casting–including the official news that Kathy Bates WILL indeed play Delphine LaLaurie! Yay
Mr. White Horror Boom. This character will put the Horror into American Horror Story: Coven. Read on for more gory, disturbing details (after the self-congratulatory logo we inserted) in the original piece!
So. Have you heard the very, very, VERY horrifying historical facts about her? Newspapers at the time called her, “a demon in the shape of a woman”. You know, the wealthy New Orléans socialite and notorious part-time torturer and murderess of slaves in her ‘employ’ in the 1830s who went by the name of Madame Delphine LaLaurie? No?
Are you SURE you want to?
Even if this ends up not happening, I doubt I’m alone in imagining…
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