Frances Conroy has contributed quite a bit to the chill factor of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story. The first season paired her with Alexandra Breckenridge as the dual incarnations of the haunted house’s maid Moira. In the second run, Conroy played the Angel of Death, pushing sufferers over the edge into oblivion. But since it was confirmed that Conroy would be returning for a third year of the FX series, fans have wondered exactly what role she’d be playing. Conroy is wondering the same thing.
“I’ll be in it pretty significantly,” the Murphy mainstay tells ETOnline. “I’ll be doing about 10 of the 13 episodes, but beyond that, we don’t know anything yet. I’m waiting to see what’s written to see who I’ll be playing.”
But there was one long awaited piece of information that Conroy was able to share: “I haven’t seen any scripts yet, so all I know is that it’s going to be in New Orleans and who will be involved. Beyond that, it’s a matter of waiting for the wonderful writers to create the next world for us to inhabit.”
The actress has a bit of a history of playing disturbing, nightmarish characters. “I played something like that years ago in a production of a George Adams play, and I loved it this time around too. It was yet another gift from Ryan [Murphy, creator] in that he allowed me to play this fantastic creature that I hadn’t gotten to do in a while.”
If FX continues to produce further seasons of American Horror Story, it doesn’t seem as though Conroy would mind sticking around: “I think Ryan has a very keen eye and he’s always studying the people who are working with him. He just senses things about you and will write something for you that’s just fantastic and you totally didn’t anticipate.”
Following the first two twisted volumes of the show, what do we anticipate for Murphy’s third go-’round?
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