Lady Gaga’s ‘nefarious’ role in TV horror show

Pop superstar Lady Gaga will play a wealthy, fashionable hotelier with a “nefarious plan” when she makes her television series debut in a leading role in American Horror Story: Hotel, the show’s creator has revealed.

The singer will appear in the fifth season of the award-winning horror anthology, which sees a recurring cast of actors take on different roles in different stories in each season.

Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, has made big screen appearances in Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For but this will be her first leading role in such a critically acclaimed series.

Co-creator Ryan Murphy told the Television Critics Association that Lady Gaga will take on the role of hotel owner Elizabeth.

He said: “Elizabeth is a very wealthy social doyenne who is consumed with art and fashion and people and she has a nefarious plan that is revealed in the first episode and plays out over the course of the season.”

The series will see the return of Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson and Angela Bassett, as well as Chloe Sevigny and Matt Bomer.

Paulson said: “My character is quite dark and sexy. She’s a drug addict, not that drug addicts are sexy but this girl happens to be quite sexy.”The new season is expected to air on Fox in November.


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