An Ode to Sister Jude…

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Lange in her Emmy winning role as the murderous Constance in season one of American Horror Story

During a trip to California earlier this year I had the opportunity to sit and watch the full first season of the FX show “American Horror Story”  anthology on Netflix. From episode one I was hooked, while the storyline of the show is great it was Oscar-winning actress Jessica Lange’s performance as Constance Langdon (which she won an Emmy for) that truly peaked my interest in the show. The show is now in its third season “American Horror Story..Coven”  While each season has a different theme the actors are generally all the same, including Lange who undoubtedly has reinvented herself through the series. american_horror_story_ver4_xlg1This is my nod to a Hollywood Icon, Jessica Lange. (and the American Horror Story anthology)

Lange during an episode of season one reminding us of her portayal of Patsy Cline

Lange during an episode of season one reminding us of her portrayal of Patsy Cline

In an interview prior to season three’s October premiere Lange let fans in a little known fact. She said that she does not watch her work, she explained that once filming is complete she loses interest in the role. (Johnny Depp has said the same of his films, having never seen one of his films).

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Lange in her leading role as Sister Jude

Changing it up in season two subtitled “Asylum” the storyline is based in whole around Lange’s character, Sister Jude, the head nun of BriarClif insane asylum .We get to see Lange in a different role in its entirety.

“Just remember if you look in the face of evil, evil’s gonna look right back at you.” ~Sister Jude season 2 “Asylum”

Fiona Goode is by far my favorite of the three roles played by the Hollywood Elite Lange. She is so bad you can’t help but love to hate her. She is the Supreme witch in a coven full of young witches fighting to continue her reign. imagesCAAM6KWAHowever, this season she is joined by two very familiar faces, the beautiful Angela Bassett rivals Lange in her role as the New Orleans Voodoo Witch, Marie Laveaux as well as the Misery star Kathy Bates( Madame LaLaurie).

Bassett, Lange, Bates

Bassett, Lange, Bates

It is this season that I believe we will get her best performance yet as she has implied that this may be her last.

Francis Conroy, a series regular serves up high fashion witchiness at its best!

Francis Conroy, a series regular serves up high fashion witchiness at its best!

The fashion this season deserves an honorable mention

Angela Bassett IS Marie Laveaux

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3 thoughts on “An Ode to Sister Jude…

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    I’ve watched the show since its beginnings, too. Jessica Lange is amazing, but I think she’s met her match this season with Angela Bassett, who, I’m convinced, does not age because she looks amazing. I’m enjoying this season more than last year’s, but it’s definitely ‘out there’ at times.

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