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Jessica Lange Is Finished With “American Horror Story”

At the “American Horror Story” PaleyFest panel, actress Jessica Lange, who has been a part of the series for the first four seasons, has announced that she will no longer be participating in the series, Deadline reports.

Lange emphatically stated:

Yes, I’m done…We’ve had a great run here. I mean, I absolutely love doing these four characters, and in all madness, I love the writers and Ryan and the insanity of shooting it.

This news comes as it’s announced that pop megastar Lady Gaga has signed on as the lead role in the fifth season, which is dubbed American Horror Story: Hotel.

This is sad news as Lange was easily one of the most talented and charismatic stars of the show. She always played her roles with grace, complexity, and a strength that often goes unlooked.



  • c-s-a78

    wont be the same without her!!!

    • Megaonan

      thats right, it could only get better…

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  • Don Allen

    I’m done with her, too, after the half-Glee Freak Show finale.


    I couldn’t even finish Freak Show, I could barely tolerate Coven, and I have even lower expectations for Hotel.

    • Maxime C

      I get it. Freakshow was horribly boring and they actually kept all the action for the first 15min of the last episode.

    • GunsOfNavarone

      Completely agree, Freak Show is the only season I have stopped watching. Great concept but very boring execution of it.

    • M. M.

      God, Freak Show was awful. And Coven had promise but ended up being really unsatisfying. This show has some interesting ideas, but then it just throws them all at the viewer without worrying about tying shit together into a narrative. And sometimes it just gets it so wrong, like when they tried to clumsily shoehorn the civil rights stuff into the Delphine Lalaurie story line on Coven.

  • Maxime C

    Yet, it’s no news.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I think it’s for the best. It’ll freshen up the show.

  • MadCows

    This is great news! Now if they can only get rid of Evan Peters.

    • You’re really mad .

    • James

      Why get rid of one of the better actors?

  • J Jett

    hopefully Lily Rabe will return for this new season. i missed her in Freak Show, but considering that Freak Show wasn’t a very good season, i’m glad Lily wasn’t a part of it.
    it WILL be odd to not have Jessica in a season of this show but i do think it will help freshen things up. she will be missed though (at least by me!).

  • Frank Lloyd Jr.

    I wish they would bring back Chloe Sevigny, her part in Asylum felt like it was cut short…

    • Yes please ! I loved her in Hit Miss.

      • Bill Bivens

        Hit and Miss was absolutely amazing and brutal!

  • Tryst V. Umbra

    Gaga, Lange- same thing, amirite?

  • She used to be my fav , me is so sad .

  • jason4eva

    I was afraid of that. Jessica Lange in my opinion is our greatest actress of our time. Meryl Streep is great but Ms. Lange to me has always been the greatest!

  • thornvald80

    forget that shitty show – 1st season was class – rest much worse, this last one was a big steaming pile of crap… BRING BACK CONSTANTINE…(not perfect but so much superior to AHS)

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  • Evan3

    This show got bad so quickly. Season 1 was really good, and Asylum was fantastic. Then Coven destroyed two seasons’ worth of good will and Freak Show killed any desire I have to see it again. Lange’s departure cements my abandonment of this series

  • Awh, shame. But her character in Freak Show was a bit crap, the accent didn’t work well and she didn’t really contribute much. The other character’s stories were better. Shame to see her go though, she’s a fantastic actress and I still have a weird thing for her 😀

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