Jessica Lange confirms she is open to returning to ‘American Horror Story’

This year's 'American Horror Story: Hotel' will be the first season Lange hasn't appeared in

Jessica Lange has revealed that she is open to the idea of returning to American Horror Story for a “small” role.

Each season of American Horror Story introduces a new setting and characters, but Lange has played a key role in all four seasons to date, winning two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for her performances as a sinister neighbour, sharp-tongued nun, hedonistic witch and deluded freak show leader. However, earlier this year she announced she would not be joining Lady Gaga in the forthcoming fifth season, American Horror Story: Hotel.

Now the actress, also a two-time Oscar-winner, has reassured fans that she hasn’t closed the door on American Horror Story for good. “If Ryan [Murphy, co-creator] came to me and said, ‘Would you want to do a small character for a couple episodes?’ I would absolutely say yes if I liked it,” Lange told TheWrap. “This was a great collaboration, so I would love to keep working with him.”

Lady Gaga became the first cast member announced for American Horror Story: Hotel in February, and since then she has been joined by Kathy Bates, Chloë Sevigny, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Finn Wittrock and Max Greenfield. Plot details are being kept closely under wraps but co-creator Ryan Murphy has recently hinted that Gaga’s character could be involved in a live triangle.

The new season is set to begin on US cable network FX this October (2014). It will be Gaga’s first TV acting job following small supporting roles in the films Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. She also appeared as herself in last year’s Muppets Most Wanted.