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Kristin Lai

No stranger to working with Ryan Murphy, according to E! Glee's Darren Criss might be the next actor to join the cast of the fifth season of FX's spooky drama, American Horror Story: Hotel.

Fresh after finishing his Broadway stint playing Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Darren Criss would leave his long, blonde wig and heels behind to play a wholly different character.

So who (or what) is Darren Criss rumored to be playing? Allegedly the actor is in talks to play a hipster named Justin who hails from the hills of Silverlake, Los Angeles. Justin, an unusually demanding patron of the Horror Hotel, ends up having to face off against its owner, Kathy Bates.

While I hardly need to be convinced to see Darren Criss pitted against Kathy Bates, it'll be nice to see him working with so many other notable talents. American Horror Story's extensive ensemble cast.

The cast of AHS alumni and newcomers alike includes: Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Matt Bomer, Finn Wittrock, Angela Bassett, Cheyenne Jackson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Wes Bentley, Chloë Sevigny, Max Greenfield, Denis O'Hare, and Emma Roberts, amongst others.

Since Ryan Murphy is always happy to throw in a fun show tune or two, my money says that Criss will appear on the show just long enough for a duet with Lady Gaga.

American Horror Story: Hotel will premiere in October 2015.

(Source: E!)


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