Jessica Lange’s reason for not returning to ‘American Horror Story’ revealed

Jessica Lange in American Horror Story  (Photo: Getty)
Jessica Lange in American Horror Story (Photo: Getty)

How will fans cope without the brilliant Jessica Lange in ‘American Horror Story?’

At this year’s PaleyFest, Jessica Lange revealed she would not return for season 5 and fans were aghast. This week at the TCA Summer Party in Hollywood creator Ryan Murphy explained that the actors on ‘AHS’ only have “one-year deals,” so when the season is up they can decide whether or not they want to come back.

For this upcoming season, Murphy said, Lange “decided she wanted a year off to do a play [a four-hour play btw] which I bought for her stupidly.”  Lange has expressed in previous interviews how fabulous the experience has been to do an episodic and playing all these nutty characters actually keeps her “sane” in her real life.

Stepping in her shoes “sort of” is equally talented Kathy Bates who will keep show’s creep factor intact and viewers addicted.


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