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When we first heard that acting legends Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates were cast in American Horror Story: Coven, we thought it was too good to be true, but it's REALLY happening!
No, really! LOLz!
The supernaturally talented Angela and Kathy will play characters loosely based on real-life historical figures voodoo queen Marie Laveau and serial slave killer Madame LaLaurie respectively.
"It’s been interesting, being in New Orleans, because there’s such a regard and respect for who she was. She lived to about 80 years old, and she was a very influential person in the city. My character is based loosely on her.”
And Kathy continued:
“My Southern accent has come roaring back. Now that that cat is out of the bag, one of the things I enjoyed reading about Madame LaLaurie is that my great-great-grandfather came from Dublin to New Orleans in the 1830s, and he became personal physician to Andrew Jackson. And I read in the book on LaLaurie that his plantation was next door to theirs. So, I was very curious to know whether my grandfather ever met her because I think he would have been there just before she left. I thought that was interesting.”
Voodoo??! Mass murder??! Sounds naughty! We're in!!!
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