‘American Horror Story’ Update: Is Jessica Lange Leaving for Good?

By April Lara | 3 years ago
‘American Horror Story’ Update: Is Jessica Lange Leaving for Good?
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Now that “American Horror Story: Freak Show” wrapped up, the fifth season of the freakiest show on TV is still in its early stages of planning. However, the question here is: Will our beloved Jessica Lange staying for another season or no? Read below for my scoop on this.

The two-time Oscar winner and three-time Emmy winner has given fans the impression that she won’t be returning for a 5th season. Ryan Murphy also thanked Lange for “everything” in a tweet he posted after the finale

In 2013, Lange said that she will be doing season 4 but that’s it for her until Murphy expressed that he wants her to be back for the fifth season.

“You know, I told him that we would sit down and have a long conversation when this was over. In a way this character is so great, I don’t know how you top Elsa Mars. I really – in deference to Ryan, who I love dearly and who I respect beyond – I have no idea at this point,” Lange said in an interview with E! News back in Nov. 2014.

Back in October 2014, Murphy revealed more about his relationship with Lange and “American Horror Story” franchise.

“This is her favorite season without question. She said that to me, she has said that publicly, that she feels really invigorated in some regards. I really want her to keep her hand in. does that mean 13 episodes or six or one? What does that mean? She and I will probably have a dinner date over the holidays. We always start with the character and she decides from there. Before I was met with a really quick no and now I’m hearing ‘Let’s keep talking.’ So that’s a promising sign… I think if I presented her with the right character, it could work. That’s my hope. I’m sending bribes every day!” Murphy told E! News.

There is really no certainty whether Lange will completely exit “American Horror Story” for good… but it definitely wouldn’t be the same without her!

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April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.