Maybe the most salacious bit of news revealed at FX’s Television Critics Assn. (TCA) press tour last month, star Lady Gaga will “romance” Angela Bassett’s character in “American Horror Story: Hotel” as Gaga’s character’s alter ego is bisexual. Gaga’s character will actually romance a number of other characters on the show, including Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson, exec producer Ryan Murphy revealed, adding that the upcoming 5th season of the hit anthology series, like the first 2 seasons, “taps into the ‘trapped’ horror trope, although not all the action will be Hotel-based.”
Bassett will play Ramona Royale, a film star who used to have a romantic relationship with The Countess (Gaga), and wants revenge. Says Bassett to Entertainment Weekly, “They are powerful women at opposite sides and at odds with one another, each believing that they’re right.”
Meanwhile, Naomi Campbell will also feature in the series next season, playing a Vogue magazine editor who decides to stay at the hotel and ends up regretting it. “She’s kind of outlandish,” says Campbell to Entertainment Weekly. “She thinks she’s indestructible and nothing’s going to hurt her.”
Gaga, Bassett and Campbell will be joined by Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Wes Bentley, Chloë Sevigny and Matt Bomer in the cast of “Hotel,” along with newcomer Cheyenne Jackson.
Courtesy of EW, below are your first looks at both Bassett and Campbell in character (for the rest of the cast, click here).