If you’re expecting to hear Lady Gaga sing when she appears on American Horror Story: Hotel this fall, don't hold your breath. Show creator Ryan Murphy tells Deadline this season won’t contain any musical numbers.
“The interesting thing is we cast a lot of singers this season but I like that singers, for the most part, are always great actors because they know how to sell a story through song, through a scene,” he says. “I’m excited about that and I think that’s why Gaga was excited about it; it’s not something that she’s ever done before. It’s a pure acting part. I think people expect that she’s going to be sitting in a bar in a white silk gown sort of singing songs -- she is not.”
He calls Gaga’s part “bananas good,” and says this season will be more of an ensemble effort in the absence of Jessica Lange’s lead character.
Ryan also adds that this season is more horror-based than previous seasons. “It’s about a theme and an idea that’s very close to my heart that I’ve always wanted to do that’s a little bloodier and grislier I think than anything that we’ve done before; it’s straight horror this year,” he says.
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