Legendary actress Patti LuPone recently expressed her displeasure with the casting of Kim Kardashian in the upcoming season 12 of “American Horror Story,” saying the role should have gone to full-time actors.
Although Kardashian has had a few minor roles in films and TV shows over the years, her role in “American Horror Story” will be her most enormous acting opportunity. The show is set to hit the screens in the summer of 2023.
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Patti LuPone, John Leguizamo Slam Kim Kardashian
According to Insider, during an episode of “Watch What Happens Live,” Broadway star Patti LuPone criticized Kim Kardashian’s casting in the highly-anticipated season of “American Horror Story.”
LuPone, who has previously appeared in the series, and other Ryan Murphy-produced shows like “Pose,” participated in a game where she and John Leguizamo were asked whether they cared about celebrity news stories.
When Kardashian’s casting came up, LuPone didn’t hold back in expressing her displeasure, stating that she “does give a damn” and dislikes the casting decision.
LuPone believes Kardashian is taking the role away from full-time actors and even referenced a Noël Coward song to emphasize her point. She said, “Excuse me, excuse me, Kim. What are you doing with your life? Don’t get on the stage, Mrs. Worthington.” Leguizamo doubled on LuPone’s sentiment, adding, “Whatever she said, I double the emotion.”
Kim Kardashian On The Silver Screen
Although her latest acting role in “American Horror Story” has gained much attention, Kardashian has been featured in various movies and TV shows before, making 14 appearances on screen.
The SKIMS founder’s first notable acting appearance was in 2008 when she played one of the four main leads in the parody “Disaster Movies.” In 2009, she played Debbie Fallon, accused of murdering her musician fiancé, in an episode of “CSI: NY.”
In 2013, she starred alongside Jurnee Smollett, Vanessa Williams, and Brandy Norwood in the Tyler Perry film “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor,” portraying Ava, a coworker of Smollett’s character at a matchmaking agency. Years later, in 2018, she appeared as herself in the heist comedy film “Ocean’s Eight,” featuring a scene that recreated the Met Gala.
Recently, the reality star voiced the character of Delores, a poodle, in the 2021 “Paw Patrol” movie. She is also set to reprise the role in the upcoming sequel alongside her two eldest kids, North and Saint West, who will lend their voices to the animated film.
Kim Kardashian and Emma Roberts To Star In ‘American Horror Story Season 12
For the upcoming twelfth season of “American Horror Story,” Kardashian and Emma Roberts have been confirmed as the first actors to join the FX anthology series. While the rest of the cast has yet to be announced, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Matt Czuchry from “The Resident” will also appear on the show.
Ryan Murphy, the series’s co-creator, shared with THR that Kardashian’s role was written specifically for her. “Kim is among the biggest and brightest television stars in the world, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the ‘AHS’ family,” Murphy stated.
“Emma and I are excited about collaborating with this true force in the culture. Halley Feiffer has written a fun, stylish, and ultimately terrifying role, especially for Kim, and this season is ambitious and unlike anything we have ever done,” he added.
What To Know About ‘American Horror Story Season 12
The upcoming “American Horror Story” season is titled “Delicate,” and it promises to be a bone-chilling addition to the franchise. What sets this season apart from its predecessors is that it is partially based on Danielle Valentine’s upcoming novel “Delicate Condition,” which is set to hit bookshelves in August.
According to People magazine, one of the most exciting changes of the upcoming season is that it will be written and show-run by one person- Halley Feiffer, who has previously worked on Murphy’s hit series, “Impeachment: American Crime Story.”
Additionally, the new season’s executive producers include the powerhouse team of Murphy, Feiffer, Alexis Martin Woodall, Brad Falchuk, and Scott Robertson. While an exact release date has not been announced, the new season is expected to drop in the summer of 2023.