While every season of American Horror Story, following the success of Season 1, has been proceeded by substantial buzz, the upcoming Season 7, which won’t begin filming until June, is the buzziest. Ever since showrunner Ryan Murphy announced the next installment will have to do with the recent US Presidential election, conjecture and speculation has been rampant.
In traditional American Horror Story form, Murphy is purposely opaque regarding details. First, he claimed that the season wouldn’t feature characters based on Trump or Clinton before pulling an about-face a couple weeks later. Since confirming that we will see characters based on the Republican and Presidential candidates, everyone’s wondering: Who will play “The Negotiator and Chief”.
Fans have been gushing about how awesome it would be if Kathy Bates (an American Horror Story favorite) played Trump. The actress was grilled about this possibility in a recent interview with ITK, where she did her best to poo-poo the idea:
“Oh, my lord … I doubt that would happen. I really do. I know Ryan Murphy is doing something about the election. You know, my eyes popped open when he said that,” Bates said, adding: “No. I don’t think I’ll be playing Donald Trump.” Bates expressed confidence in Baldwin’s “Saturday Night Live” impersonation: “You know, I’m going to leave that to Alec Baldwin. I think he’s doing a smash job.”
While this may seem to put an end to speculation, nothing is certain when it comes to American Horror Story. Anything could happen!
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