Last night several media outlets including E! broke the news that Angela Bassett had been confirmed to be starring on the next season of American Horror Story, but the way it was revealed may leave you shaking your head. The reason we know this now is because Ryan Murphy got drunk and slurred it out.
Murphy confessed as much during the red carpet before the Golden Globes. “Well, tonight I started to tell all the actors who they were gonna play for next season because I had too much to drink,” said Murphy. “So I told Angela Bassett, and she was like, ‘WHAT!?!?’ So, I’m gonna regret it tomorrow; I think I said too much too soon!” The reporter did not specify if Murphy was also drunk at this point too. Maybe he was too far away to properly smell the man’s breath.
The only other player from last season who’s been confirmed for a return appearance is Lady Gaga, and why wouldn’t they after she cleaned up at the Globes for best actress, an event that’s going to remain controversial for some time. This will be Gaga’s second return season; Bassett has appeared in several seasons.