It’s not a sequel to the “Bad Romance” music video, but Lady Gaga seems to be rekindling her love of the eerie and supernatural by putting forth her artistic ventures into a new realm: television.
As reported by EW, Lady Gaga will be a series regular on the fifth season of FX’s horror-drama American Horror Story, marking her first role as a starring actress in a major production. The Grammy award-winning singer’s specific role is yet to be announced, though the new theme of the season (Hotel) was revealed in a video Lady Gaga tweeted a couple of days ago.
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) February 25, 2015
The last time she was on our screens was in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills as La Chameleon, though her performance was far from lauded — with poor reviews and a Golden Raspberry nomination for Worst Supporting Actress.
In the music world, “Mother Monster” (as fans describe her) has lain relatively low, with the release of ARTPOP towards the end of 2013 and later a jazz collaboration with Tony Bennett called Cheek to Cheek. The album won a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album in the beginning of February, and became her third consecutive number one album in the country.
More recently, Lady Gaga was the subject of Oscars buzz with her “Sound of Music” tribute on stage, singing a medley of songs from the film. Her performance was surprisingly toned-down compared to her usual wild outfits and extravaganza, singing in a flowing white gown and sounding unexpectedly similar to (Queen) Julie Andrews.
American Horror Story has been critically acclaimed over the course of its past four seasons. Every season has a unique storyline and the format allows stars to commit to one season and still have starring roles. Gaga has worked with AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy in the past with Glee, allowing her songs to be used in various episodes.
American Horror Story: Hotel is set to premiere in October 2015.
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