American Horror Story Season 7 Cast: Angela Bassett Unsure About Return, Talks Politically Charged Season

By Diane Samson | 2 years ago
American Horror Story Season 7 Cast: Angela Bassett Unsure About Return, Talks Politically Charged Season
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American Horror Story Season 7 is set to begin filming soon. Angela Bassett who has been on the show for the past three years talked about whether she will appear in the next installment of the horror anthology.

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The actress has a really busy schedule in the next couple of months. After her appearance as Ramonda, step-mother of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) in Marvel’s Black Panther, she will next star in a new television series by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (the same people behind American Horror Story). The new series is titled 911, a procedural drama about 911 operators and the calls they receive on the daily. She also recently joined Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 6.

While her co-stars Jessica Lange and Emma Roberts both left the anthology after signing up as lead stars in new shows, Bassett still wants to be involved in American Horror Story Season 7. That is, if her increasingly busy schedule permits.

“I think we start [on ‘AHS’] pretty soon,” she shared to Too Fab. “[W]e’ve moved it up to June, so it might be a possibility that I can make some appearances in that political world.”

Earlier this year, Murphy delivered the surprising news that the theme for the next installment of the horror anthology is Election Night. As of this writing, Murphy nor FX has announced a title, but the screenwriter detailed that the new season will be loosely based on the real-life nightmare that is American politics.

Whatever character Bassett will play in Season 7 remains to be seen. If her schedule does permit her to appear in the politically-charged story, she might have a smaller role and a shorter screen time.

The Oscar-nominated actress has been on American Horror Story since Season 3: Coven. In last year’s offering, she appeared as an actress who was involved in a retelling of a true-to-life horror story. Unsurprisingly, her character died in a gruesome way.

American Horror Story: A Lot Less Chaotic Than The Current Political Climate

Bassett also briefly talked about the seventh season. She did not go into details; the series is notoriously quite secretive. What the actress talked about is her concern that current events gripping the country might be developing way too fast than what they can film for the series.

“Well I certainly am glued to CNN more than I ever have been in my life,” she explained. “I don’t know if we can keep up with what really goes on but I think we, with our family, with Ryan, Brad Falchuk and our family, we certainly have a chance to draw some of those eyeballs.”

She added that that the upcoming season, which will be different from previous stories, will be a wild ride. “Life imitating art, art imitating life, which way are we doing it,” she said. “Which way is it going?”

American Horror Story Casts Popular Star

In other news, Leslie Grossman has signed up to American Horror Story Season 7. Earlier this week, Murphy announced the actress’ casting in a mysterious role on Instagram.

“My friend Leslie Grossman is joining this season of American Horror Story,” he wrote in the caption. “One of the funniest and most talented ladies I know. Congrats Ms. Leslie G!”

Grossman previously starred in the television series Popular. She also previously appeared in What I Like About You, Scandal and Modern Family.

This also is not the first time she has worked with Murphy. The two collaborated in Nip/Tuck and The New Normal.

American Horror Story Season 7 will also star Billy Eichner, Billie Lourd, Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson. The series is expected to premiere later this year on FX.

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Diane Samson is a graduate of Literature. In her spare time, she loves to watch movies and television shows. She joined MNG in February 2016.