Lady Gaga joins ‘American Horror Story’ cast
Big news for Lady Gaga’s legions of Little Monsters — she is headed to a television screen near you, in what is sure to be a creepy role.
The quirky pop diva announced on Twitter that she will star in season five of “American Horror Story,” and revealed the FX show’s new theme — “Hotel”.
“Make your reservation now. #GagaAHSHotel,” the star tweeted, along with a short black and white clip of herself in a thick black mask, which she removes before whispering, “Hotel.”
The clip also reveals her name in the script used for the show’s credits and its start date — “October”.
Gaga’s announcement had been retweeted more than 70,000 times in about three hours, including by series co-creator Ryan Murphy — who is also the brains behind high-school musical series “Glee.”
Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, has had small roles in a few films including “Men in Black 3” — and an uncredited appearance in an episode of “The Sopranos” — but this will be her first starring role as an actress.
“American Horror Story” — an anthology series with a different plot each season, but a repertory cast of actors — was in search of a new star.
Jessica Lange, who won two Primetime Emmys and a Golden Globe for her work on the show, bowed out after four seasons.