American Horror Story Set Photo Reveals Lady Gaga’s Mega-Glam Character

Posted on August 21, 2015


New update (8/21) New teaser from AHS ‘hote’:

This definitely ain’t a Holiday Inn

Most hotel fears involve getting a bad view. Or maybe even a tiny room. Well, American Horror Story: Hotel is definitely going to change all that. The FX series, premiering on Oct. 7 and featuring a wild cast that includes Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson, will take you inside one of the most horrific hotels ever put on screen.

Entertainment Weekly revealed the exclusive reveal of two brand new teasers. Buckle up. Also, look carefully: these two spots tease characters involved in this latest season of AHS and terrifying new set pieces.

Is this enough to fill the hole Jessica Lange left behind?

by Natalia IC, editing by Alex JS

Way back in May, Lady Gaga teased American Horror Story fans by posting a glam photo on Twitter with the caption “I heard you called for a blonde @MrRPMurphy #AHSHotel.” But there was been precious little about her character design since. But now, thanks to a new set photo, we’ve got the whole glam picture.

AHS HOTELPlease, allow Gaga’s American Horror Story co-star Kathy Bates to register the shock and awe for you.

Also, now we know that mysterious silver claw-like hand from last month’s promo is very much a reality of Gaga’s look.

Both Gaga’s Old Hollywood style and Bates’s Sunset Boulevard reference are very much in line with what we know about the tone of Season 5. Co-creator Brad Falchuk said Hotel is a more ”noir-y“ throwback to Season 1, and Ryan Murphy described Gaga’s character, Elizabeth, as “a very wealthy social doyenne who is consumed with art and fashion and people.” Elizabeth is the owner of the hotel, and, apparently, she rules with an iron fist as well as a spangly glove.

American Horror Story: Hotel premieres October 7 on FX.