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.