Lady Gaga’s ‘American Horror Story’ character will be ‘evil’, says Ryan Murphy

The show's co-creator also says that 'part of her role involves fashion'

Lady Gaga’s character in American Horror Story: Hotel will be “evil”, the show’s co-creator Ryan Murphy has teased.

Though Gaga did not appear at the show’s Comic-Con panel in San Diego yesterday (June 12), Murphy took the opportunity to reveal a few more details about her role in the new season. “When you work with someone like her, you sign up for something that is larger than life and I think that’s what you want,” Murphy explained. “Part of her role involves fashion. You want Lady Gaga to look a certain way. The designers have been coming out of the woodwork with looks for her.”

Murphy also revealed that Gaga approached him about appearing on the show – an offer he immediately accepted. “How it happened with Gaga is she wrote and said, ‘I love the show, would you consider putting me on it?’ And I wrote back, ‘Yes. CAPS CAPS…'” Murphy recalled. “The best call ever is ‘Please wait for Gaga’, and she got on the phone and could not have been lovelier.”

Recalling his conversation with Gaga about her role, Murphy added: “She said, ‘I want to be evil,’ and I said, ‘You came to the write place.'” He also confirmed that Gaga’s role in the show won’t involve any singing, but stopped short of revealing her character’s name.

Lady Gaga announced in February that she will be starring in Season Five of Murphy’s anthology series and revealed its title: American Horror Story: Hotel. Since then she has been joined since by an impressive company of castmates, including Kathy Bates, Chloë Sevigny, Matt Bomer, Emma Roberts, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett, Finn Wittrock and Max Greenfield.

American Horror Story favourite Jessica Lange won’t be appearing in Hotel, but the multi award-winning actress has recently confirmed that she is open to returning to the American Horror Story franchise in the future.