We stopped by the PaleyFest 2014 red carpet to get the scoop from the American Horror Story: Coven cast about their hopes for Freak Show.
“Neve Campbell,” Gabourey Sidibe said on who she’d like to see join the Freak Show cast. “She’s pretty good with horror.” Though Sidibe didn’t seem interested in the idea of Lady Gaga being involved, she did add another actor to her list of hopefuls: “Ben Foster. Ben Foster’s a really, really good actor and he’s really, really intense, too, so him, too.”
Though neither actor is scheduled to appear in the upcoming season, the show definitely added some great names to the roster. White Collar actor, Matt Bomer, will be appearing on the show for a guest-starring role and Jyoti Amge, the smallest woman in the world, is also joining the season.
“I want there to be a back tent in the back of the circus with just freaks,” Evan Peters said on how he pictures Freak Show. “Maybe it’s illegal or something. And then you go back there and it’s this dark passageway, and you see the freaks in, like, in weird cages or whatever with the curtains. I don’t know. It could be messed up.”
“That GIF will never go away!” Roberts said of the now-internet-famous scene.
“It’s so funny because you shoot things and you never know how people are going to react to it. And I literally woke up to emails being like, ‘Have you seen this?’ And then I was like, ‘Haha,’ and then, like, I still get it tweeted at me now. So, I’ve been trying to think of a clever way to do a new Instagram about it, but there’s just lots of duds in my phone.”
Roberts, of course, had her own hopes about what’s to come in Freak Show.
“I love the Coven cast, so I hope a lot of them are coming back,” Roberts told us. “Just because I thought it was such a perfect cast and everyone had the perfect role for them and we all had so much fun.”
Not only is Roberts returning for Freak Show, nearly everyone from Coven is back, including Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson and Denis O’Hare. The list could continue but, suffice it to say, Roberts got her wish.
Angela Bassett, on the other hand, wasn’t so lucky. “Just nothing with hours and hours of prosthetics. I can only pray for that,” the actress expressed of her hopes for her Freak Show character. No dice, unfortunately. Bassett will be playing a three-breasted woman by the looks of the Freak Show poster.
Though Bassett was sure to add, “They’re such great writers. They come up with such great ideas. So, you know, I’m game.”
Frances Conroy seemed to have the easiest take on her ideal character for Season 4, “I’m a blank slate. I don’t know. We just have to wait for Ryan [Murphy] to say what he’s thinking. It’ll be rich and the writers are great writers.”
American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres Wednesday, Oct. 8 on FX.