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. This is my nod to a Hollywood Icon, Jessica Lange. (and the American Horror Story anthology)
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).
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. However, 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).
It is this season that I believe we will get her best performance yet as she has implied that this may be her last.