It’s just ten seconds, but it’s the PERFECT tease for Lady Gaga‘s turn on the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Hotel. I first saw it on my old pal Michael Schmidt‘s Facebook wall with the teasing caption;
“A little something I’ve been working on…”
Schmidt has made amazing costumes and accessories for icons like Madonna, Cher, Rihanna, Dita Von Teese and MANY others for decades now. American Horror Story was smart to enlist his genius –but more likely it was Gaga herself that brought Schmidt in. Among other things, he made this leather and Swarovski-embellished wheelchair for her Paparazzi video. (Check out his work here, you’ll be impressed.)
AHS’s creator, Ryan Murphy, spoke at a Comic-Con panel this weekend about Gaga’s casting explaining that, while he receives a lot of phone calls from actors wanting to be on the show, when Gaga wrote him about the role;
“I responded YES – CAPS CAPS CAPS.”
Then, she called Murphy.
“The best words you can ever hear are, ‘Please hold for Gaga.’ She was lovely. She told me she had an acting background. She told me she wanted to play someone evil. I said, ‘OK, you came to the right place.’”
And he revealed that we’ll see characters from previous seasons checking into the hotel. OK, I’m in. Watch.