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Are you ready to check into the American Horror Story: Hotel? Show creator Ryan Murphy recently revealed the creepy real life inspiration behind the upcoming season and now we have a near perfect full character list.

Check out which ghoulish guests are gonna be shacking up with you this season!

Lady Gaga as Elizabeth

Occupation: Owner of the Hotel Cortez

Ryan Murphy says:

Her character name is Elizabeth, she owns the hotel and is sort of a very wealthy social doyenne who is consumed with art and fashion and people. she has a nefarious plan that is revealed in the first episode that plays out over the course of the season.
Everybody who does the show has to start with something disturbing and awful right away. And I think the first two days [Lady Gaga] has a pretty spectacular murder scene to shoot with Matt Bomer. And I’m glad that she has Matt. Because she’s so great and they’ve all socialized… I can’t say enough great things about her.
Gaga said, 'I want to be evil' and I said, 'OK, you've come to the right place.'

Sarah Paulson as Hypodermic Sally

Occupation: Sexy drug addict and permanent hotel resident

Previous AHS Appearances: Billie Dean Howard (Murder House), Lana Winters (Asylum), Cordelia Foxx (Coven), Bette and Dot Tattler (Freak Show)

Sarah Paulson says:

I play Sally, I live at the hotel. I hate Iris in a rather ancient way for reasons that are revealed quickly. I have a kind of budding something with Wes’ character, sort of dark.
My character this year is quite dark, she’s sexy, she’s a drug addict... Not that drug addicts are sexy. This girl happens to be quite sexy... not because I’m sexy. I should just stop talking and be quiet. She’s unlike anything I've ever done in this show.

Kathy Bates as Iris

Occupation: Hotel Manager

Previous AHS Appearances: Delphine LaLurie (Coven), Ethel Darling (Freak Show)

Kathy Bates says:

I play Iris. I run the hotel. I have relationships with Matt Bomer and with Wes and I can’t stand [Sarah Paulson], I hate [Paulson]. Oh, Liz Taylor and I have a very close relationship and I do crossword puzzles in my spare time.

Angela Bassett as Ramona Royale

Occupation: Actress

Previous AHS Appearances: Marie Laveau (Coven), Desiree Dupree (Freak Show)

Angela Bassett says:

I play Ramona Royale and I’m sexy as well. I have a very strong, real, lasting relationship with [Lady Gaga’s] character. My character is also this fabulous actress of the day. I don’t live in the hotel, but I visit there often.

Wes Bentley as John Lowe

Occupation: Detective investigating foul play in the hotel

Previous AHS Appearances: Edward Mordrake (Freak Show)

Wes Bentley says:

I play Det. John Lowe, married to Alex. We had a great loss in the family. [I’m] investigating some grisly murders, which someone leads me to checking into the hotel.

Chloë Sevigny as Alex Lowe

Occupation: Doctor and John's wife

Previous AHS Appearances: Shelley (Asylum)

Chloe Sevigny says:

I play Alex Lowe, I’m the wife of Wes Bentley and a mother and a doctor, dealing with a great loss that we had in our family, coming to grips with that, among other things.

Matt Bomer as Donovan

Occupation: ? Personally, I think that 'Donovan' sounds like a very manservant kinda name. Just saying!

Previous AHS Appearances: Andy (Freak Show)

Matt Bomer says:

I play Donovan, who is closely associated with Ms. Gaga and Ms. Bates and Mr. Wittrock, amongst others. He’s very interesting relationships with the ladyfolk in his life, I’ll just leave it at that.

Denis O'Hare as Liz Taylor

Occupation: Bar worker in the hotel

Previous AHS Appearances: Larry Harvey (Murder House), Spalding (Coven), Stanley (Freak Show)

Denis O'Hare says:

I’m playing Liz Taylor, but not the real Elizabeth Taylor … [she’s] a person who is inspired by the awesomeness of things like ‘Butterfield 8′ and ‘Cleopatra.’ I shaved my head for the part — and other body parts. I work in the bar, called Blue Parrot Lounge.

Cheyenne Jackson as Will Drake

Occupation: Fashion icon - maybe something to do with Naomi Campbell's role as a fashion editor?

Cheyenne Jackson says:

I play Will Drake, fashion icon. He’s trying to creatively reestablish himself, so moves from New York to Los Angeles. [He’s a] father, and a little desperate.

Evan Peters as Mr. March

Occupation: Unknown

Previous AHS Appearances: Tate Langdon (Murder House), Kit Walker (Asylum), Kyle Spencer (Coven) and Jimmy Darling (Freak Show)

Finn Wittrock as Tristan Duffy

Occupation: Male model

Previous AHS Appearances: Dandy Mott (Freak Show)

Finn Wittrock says:

I’m playing a male model named Tristan Duffy who is always looking for the next high, and I think sort of finds the biggest high in Lady Gaga. We have a lot to do together, she sees all of me.

Max Greenfield as an Addict

Occupation: Addict who is staying in the hotel

Ryan Murphy says:

He plays an addict who checks into the hotel and tangles with Sarah Pauslon … He cut off his beautiful hair and dyed it and we had to let the roots grow in. And I think he’s lost 30 pounds. Yesterday I talked to him and his waist is down to a 27, he’s really committed to it. … He really pushed himself as an actor.

Richard T. Jones as Detective Hahn

Occupation: Detective

Lily Rabe as Aileen Wuornos

Occupation: Infamous real-life serial killer

Previous AHS Appearances: Nora Montgomery (Murder House), Sister Mary Eunice (Asylum and Freak Show), Misty Day (Coven)

Ryan Murphy says:

Our Halloween episode this year is called ‘Devil’s Night.’ I’m directing it because I love the script so much, I said I can’t give this to anybody else. Lily Rabe is coming to that episode and she’s playing Aileen Wuornos, which is really fun and bizarre. I will tell you that she’s at the centerpiece and that’s who she’s playing.

Mädchen Amick

Occupation: Mother with an ailing son

Helena Mattsson as Agnetha

Occupation: ?

Emma Roberts

Occupation: Uknown

Previous AHS Appearances: Madison Montgomery (Coven), Maggie Esmerelda (Freak Show)

Ryan Murphy says:

She’s still going to do a couple episodes of ‘Horror Story’ at the end. She comes at the end. She comes and she has a great thing with Evan Peters at the end.


Are you ready to check in to the American Horror Story: Hotel?

Source: EW, Zap2it, LATimes


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