WHY KATHY BATES JOINED “AMERICAN HORROR STORY”
“Jessica told me in Season 1 that Kathy was a huge fan of the show, so I just put that in the back of my mind,” Murphy said. “When we were crafting this season, I found this character — a true-life character — so I called Kathy and said, ‘I don’t know if you want to do TV again, but I’ve got this character …’ She said, ‘I love you and I love the show. Lemme think for two weeks’ — and then she called me in an hour and said, ‘I love it! I’ll do it!’ It was great.”
She’s playing somebody very bad. Worse than her “Misery” character. Guess Kath wanted an Emmy nom too.

WHY KATHY BATES JOINED “AMERICAN HORROR STORY”

“Jessica told me in Season 1 that Kathy was a huge fan of the show, so I just put that in the back of my mind,” Murphy said. “When we were crafting this season, I found this character — a true-life character — so I called Kathy and said, ‘I don’t know if you want to do TV again, but I’ve got this character …’ She said, ‘I love you and I love the show. Lemme think for two weeks’ — and then she called me in an hour and said, ‘I love it! I’ll do it!’ It was great.”

She’s playing somebody very bad. Worse than her “Misery” character. Guess Kath wanted an Emmy nom too.