Jessica Lange Talks AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM, Her Psychological Work on the Show, Her Characters in Each Season and Returning for Season 3

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Set in 1964, the FX drama series American Horror Story: Asylum takes viewers into Briarcliff, a haven for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange), a nun with a troubled past. Inside this locked down facility, danger lurks around every corner, whether it’s a doctor who loves to torture, flesh eating creatures in the forest, alien experimentation or the serial killer Bloody Face, and no one is safe. From co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the show also stars Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes and Lizzie Brochere.

During this recent interview about her work on both seasons of the uniquely structured series, actress Jessica Lange discussed why she prefers the psychological work to physical action, how much she knew of her character arc ahead of time, Jude’s intentions versus Constance’s intentions, how grateful she is for the new audience the series has exposed her to, what it’s been like to work with so many great actors, the process she goes through to find a character, how she would describe this stage of her career, and what it would take for her to return for Season 3.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “Unholy Night”

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No one does Christmastime quite like FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum. The first season featured quite the climax with the Harmon family gathered round the Christmas tree; the feel-goods are not so joyous this time around. Featuring Ian McShane (Deadwood) as a deranged Santa Claus, tonight’s episode wasn’t just a fantastic addition to the series so far, but a stand-alone dark holiday classic.

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall. Hit the jump for the recap and review of tonight’s episode, “Unholy Night.”

Mark Consuelos Talks AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM, How He Got Involved with the Show, Its Dark Subject Matter and Working on the Asylum Set

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On American Horror Story: Asylum, guest star Mark Consuelos plays Spivey, an inmate at Briarcliff who was first introduced during a rough encounter with Kit (Evan Peters) in Episode 1, and then recently reappeared again in “The Origins of Monstrosity,” where he revealed a perversion towards the seemingly innocent Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe).

During this recent interview to promote his work on the show, actor Mark Consuelos talked about how he came to be a part of American Horror Story, having been a big fan of the first season, how he deals with the dark subject matter, getting into character, what it’s like to work on the asylum set, how his family has reacted to the role, and how much he’d love to return for Season 3.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. 

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Reveals Modern-Day Bloody Face Killer; Plus a Sneak Peek at the Next Episode, “Unholy Night”

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Fans of American Horror Story: Asylum have been wondering who is behind the mask of the modern-day Bloody Face serial killer. The show’s co-creator, Ryan Murphy, recently revealed the actor who will play him, but not the connection to the characters in the asylum. Not explicitly, anyway. We’ve kept the sizable spoiler until after the jump, but the actor did confirm Murphy’s statement via Twitter with an image to boot.

The horror anthology follows a group of patients and “caregivers” in an asylum in 1964. One of the inmates is suspected of being a serial killer of women, known as Bloody Face. Another killer in our contemporary time has donned the same mask and the same signature killing style. but who could it be? Hit the jump to find out, along with a sneak peek of the next episode. 

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “Dark Cousin”

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I may be crazy, but tonight’s episode of American Horror Story: Asylum might just be the best yet. It was pulpy, it was soapy, it was creepy and gory; everything you want this show to be! Perhaps it was the demise of one of this season’s characters or the continuing downward spiral of everyone else on the show. Maybe it was the return of one of my favorite actors from season one, in a bold role that looks like one hell of a lot of fun to play! Whatever the trigger, it worked.

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall. Hit the jump for the recap and review of tonight’s episode, “Dark Cousin.”

Evan Peters Talks AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM, Establishing His Character this Season and Working with Jessica Lange and James Cromwell

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Set in 1964, the FX drama series American Horror Story: Asylum takes viewers into Briarcliff, a haven for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange), a nun with a troubled past.  Inside this locked down facility, danger lurks around every corner, whether it’s a doctor who loves to torture, flesh eating creatures in the forest, alien experimentation or the serial killer Bloody Face, and no one is safe.

During a recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Evan Peters, who plays accused serial killer Kit, talked about when he learned about the format of this very unique show, how getting the first four scripts before shooting started really helped him to establish his character, the biggest challenges of this season, working with co-stars Jessica Lange and James Cromwell, what attracts him to a role, and his desire to do some comedy.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes Highlight the Crew Behind the Insanity

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While creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk brought American Horror Story to television and the talented cast brings each episode to life, there exists an extensive crew who works quite diligently at bringing you the madness. Three new featurettes have gone online that show off the talent behind the camera for FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum. The behind-the-scenes videos visit the make-up department, editing room and props department, along with a lot of cool info about the level of detail that goes into making the show.

American Horror Story: Asylum airs Wednesday nights at 10 on FX. Hit the jump to watch the videos. 

Lizzie Brochere Talks AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM, Working with Co-Stars Evan Peters and Jessica Lange and Possibly Returning for Season 3

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Set in 1964, the FX drama series American Horror Story: Asylum takes viewers into Briarcliff, a haven for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange), a nun with a troubled past. Inside this locked down facility, danger lurks around every corner, whether it’s a doctor who loves to torture, flesh eating creatures in the forest, alien experimentation or the serial killer Bloody Face, and no one is safe.

During both an exclusive phone interview and a conference call, actress Lizzie Brocheré, who plays the Lizzie Borden-like character Grace, spoke to Collider about auditioning on tape from Paris with one of Angelina Jolie’s scenes from Girl, Interrupted, how relieved she was to be able to use her own accent on the show, how creepy the asylum set is, what it’s been like to work with co-star Evan Peters, how much she respects Jessica Lange, what she does to overcome the intensity of a day’s work, and that she would love to return for Season 3.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “The Origins of Monstrosity”

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Last week on FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum, we closed out the two-part episode of “I Am Anne Frank,” featuring guest star Franka Potente. Now, we’re getting into the fallout from that episode as more truths and origins are revealed, forcing some alliances to be forged within the confines of Briarcliff Asylum to the exclusion of others. Plus new characters, dead characters and a spooky little girl!

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall. Hit the jump for the recap and review of tonight’s episode, “The Origins of Monstrosity.”

Zachary Quinto Talks AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM, His Character’s Storyline, Concerns in Taking on the Role and Possibly Returning for Season 3

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Set in 1964, the FX drama series American Horror Story: Asylum takes viewers into Briarcliff, a haven for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange), a nun with a troubled past.  Inside this locked down facility, danger lurks around every corner, whether it’s a doctor who loves to torture, flesh eating creatures in the forest, alien experimentation or the serial killer Bloody Face, and no one is safe.  From co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the show also stars Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Lizzie Brochere and Chloe Sevigny.

During this recent interview to talk about the last episode’s big reveal, actor Zachary Quinto talked about when he was first made aware of where his storyline was headed, what concerns he had in taking on this role, how much input he gets with his character, fan reaction to the big reveal, shooting the aversion therapy scenes, the physical challenges of this show, how the asylum set gets him into character, what he thinks makes a good horror story, and whether he’d like to return for Season 3.  He also talked about which aspects of the business he enjoys the most, that his production company just did a found footage horror movie that they’re now in the process of shopping around, and where he’d like to take his career next.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are spoilers.

Franka Potente Talks AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM, How She Got Involved with the Show, Playing a Historical Figure and the Role’s Biggest Challenges

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Set in 1964, the FX drama series American Horror Story: Asylum takes viewers into Briarcliff, a haven for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange), a nun with a troubled past.  Inside this locked down facility, danger lurks around every corner, whether it’s a doctor who loves to torture, flesh eating creatures in the forest, alien experimentation or the serial killer Bloody Face, and no one is safe.  From co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the show also stars Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Lizzie Brochere and Chloe Sevigny.

During this recent interview to promote her guest appearance on the show, actress Franka Potente, who played a character convinced she’s Anne Frank, talked about how she got involved with the show, what it was like to play such a historical figure, working with co-stars Jessica Lange and James Cromwell, how eerie the asylum set is to shoot in, what sort of research she did on people admitted to asylums, the biggest challenges with this role, and how she hopes she’ll get to return to the show, at some point.  She also talked about how she chooses her roles, that she’s writing her first novel, and what she’d like to see from her character in Season 2 of the BBC America drama series Copper.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are spoilers.

FX Orders Third Installment of AMERICAN HORROR STORY; Jessica Lange Set to Return

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American Horror Story lives on.  Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck’s horror anthology series has been renewed for a third installment fresh off some strong ratings for last night’s episode of the second book, American Horror Story: Asylum.  FX announced today that the 13-episode third installment will debut in Fall 2013, with Jessica Lange once again set to return.  Glee and Nip/Tuck creator Murphy crafted a bit of a surprise with the finale of the first season of American Horror Story, revealing the series to be an anthology rather than an ongoing, serialized story.

Each season features an entirely new theme, setting, and characters, though many of the actors from season one have returned in Asylum playing different roles.  With Lange set to return next year, we can reasonably expect a few more familiar faces to pop up as well.  No details or hints are given as to what this third installment might entail, but last night’s episode of Asylum topped all broadcast networks in the 10pm hour so there will certainly be a healthy audience tuning in.  Hit the jump for the press release.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “I Am Anne Frank, Part 2″

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Tonight’s episode of American Horror Story: Asylum wrapped up the two-parter with character developments across the board, fun cameos and a satisfying reveal at the conclusion. I prefer it when the showrunners get to slow things down a bit rather than cramming all the crazy into an hour. Somehow, they managed to share the wealth and screen time in this round to produce the best episode so far this season.

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall. Hit the jump for the recap of tonight’s episode, “I Am Anne Frank: Part 2.”

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “I Am Anne Frank: Part 1″

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Last week’s episode of FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum featured a nor’easter just as the East Coast was being slammed by Hurricane Sandy.  Things were a lot quieter on the show this week which means there was time for some ::gasp:: character development!  Along with some shocking revelations about current characters, we were introduced to a new character by way of Franka Potente (Run Lola Run) playing the title role in the first installment of this two-parter.

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall. Hit the jump for the recap of tonight’s episode, “I Am Anne Frank: Part 1.”

Sarah Paulson Talks AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM, Her Character’s Dark Story Arc, Returning for Season 3, TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, and More

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Set in 1964, the FX drama series American Horror Story: Asylum takes viewers into Briarcliff, a haven for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange), a nun with a troubled past.  Inside this locked down facility, danger lurks around every corner, whether it’s a doctor who loves to torture, flesh eating creatures in the forest, alien experimentation or the serial killer Bloody Face, and no one is safe.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Sarah Paulson, who plays involuntary inmate Lana Winters, talked about how she became a part of the show, her reaction when she found out what she would be doing this season, how traumatic it’s been to go through some of the emotional and physical aspects of the role, that however bad viewers think things are for Lana now, they’re going to get a whole lot worse, and how she would love to return again next season.  She also talked about her role as the jealous wife of Michael Fassbender’s character in Twelve Years A Slave, the experience of working with director Steve McQueen, and how she’d love to play a character in the ‘70s.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.  

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