is in a class of her own, confirmed by a career decorated with copious awards, establishing her as an acting heavyweight; and yet she still manages to be considered cool with the youth of today.
I want to go out with a bang ... or should I say, a scare?
For Lange, American Horror Story has proven to be the final nail in the coffin, however Indiewire have reported that in an interview with the LA Times, Lange revealed there are still a few projects she'd like to do before calling it a day:
I am coming to the end of acting...I have a list: another stage production, maybe one or two more movies, one more season of American Horror Story... and then that is it for me. Because I think that's enough.
Lange elaborated that her role as Constance Langdon did wonders in re-energizing her career, clarifying that her desire to retire shouldn't be mistaken for 'a lack of appreciation for the cable show':
It's exposed me to a whole new generation, which is a little strange. I'm not used to young people thinking I'm cool. It brought back the thrill of acting. It was the perfect storm. It's all the tired stuff everybody says — age working against you, films that made your career not being made anymore. But also, I really needed a distraction in my life; I was still getting used to the idea of my kids leaving the nest. I thought it was a good time to go out on a limb because horror is not my thing.
Lange has certainly proven that there is no better way to defy age then being in a hip TV show like American Horror Story, but the question begs as to whether the shows devotees will orchestrate a different kind of uprising in the wake of her absence?