'American Horror Story: Hotel' Character Info Revealed
The actors were joined by co-stars Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Chloe Sevigny, Denis O’Hare, Cheyenne Jackson, and Finn Wittrock, as well as creators and executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
During the event, the character descriptions for all the main stars were announced.
“[Lady Gaga's] character’s name is Elizabeth. She owns the hotel, and she is sort of a very wealthy social doyenne who is consumed with art and fashion and people and she has a nefarious plan that is revealed in the first episode and plays out over the course of the season. She starts shooting on Monday,” Ryan said (via EW).
It was also revealed that Gaga‘s character is bisexual and has relationships with characters played by Matt, Cheyenne, and Angela.
FYI: Sarah is wearing A.L.C., Eva Fehren jewelry and Casadei shoes. Wes is wearing Aldo shoes.
Click inside for the rest of the character descriptions…
All quotes below are via Entertainment Weekly!
Kathy Bates: “I play Iris. I run the hotel. I have relationships with Matt Bomer and with Wes, and I can’t stand [Sarah Paulson], I hate you. And I don’t know yet if I get to work with Angela, I hope I do. And Liz Taylor and I have a very close relationship, and I do crossword puzzles in my spare time.”
Sarah Paulson: “My character this year is quite dark. I think she’s sexy. She’s a drug addict, and not that drug addicts are sexy, but this girl happens to be quite sexy. She’s got a thing. I don’t think it’s like anything I’ve done on this show … I play Sally, I live at the hotel. I hate Iris in a rather ancient way for reasons that are revealed quickly. I have kind of budding something with Wes’s character. It’s sort of dark and, sorry, you don’t know this yet.”
Finn Wittrock: “I’m playing a male model named Tristan Duffy who’s always looking for the next high. And I think he sort of finds his biggest high in Lady Gaga, and they have a lot to do together. She sees all of me.”
Cheyenne Jackson: “Will Drake, fashion icon. He’s trying to creatively reestablish himself, so he moves from New York to Los Angeles. A father, and a little desperate.”
Denis O’Hare: “I’m playing Liz Taylor, movie icon. I’m not actually playing Elizabeth Taylor, but I’m playing a person who is inspired by the awesomeness of things like Butterfield 8 and Cleopatra and eye makeup like that. And I shaved my head for the part and other body parts. I work in the hotel, I work with Kathy, and I work in the bar.”
Chloe Sevigny: “I play Alex, and I’m the wife of Wes Bentley, and a mother and a doctor and dealing with a great loss that we had in our family and coming to grips with that, among other things.”