The 22-year-old actress talks to BuzzFeed about her role on American Horror Story, the scene that almost made her turn it down, and how she may never escape that line about how her “vagina’s sweating.” SPOILER ALERT if you have not seen the Oct. 23 episode of American Horror Story, “The Replacements.”
After three weeks of Madison Montgomery’s fur vests, sharp tongue, and bandage dresses, American Horror Story: Coven fans are likely worried that after Wednesday’s episode, titled “The Replacements,” they’ll no longer have the teen starlet turned witch-bitch’s humor to lighten the mood on the twisted FX series. But Emma Roberts, the real actress behind Madison, hinted to BuzzFeed that this isn’t the last we’ve seen of her.
The actress, whose now-boyfriend Evan Peters has started on American Horror Story since its first season in 2011, seemed like a prime possibility for the cast of Coven. The third season of Ryan Murphy’s franchise is set in New Orleans at Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, where Cordelia Foxx (Sarah Paulson) teaches young witches how to foster their talents.
“It was a complete surprise when he asked me to be on the show. I mean, I’ve been a fan of American Horror Story since the first episode. I’ve wanted to be on it, but I just never really thought that they would put me on,” Roberts said in a phone interview with BuzzFeed. “When Ryan called me, literally, while he was talking to me, I was jumping up and down all around the rooms of my house. I was just so excited and to top it all off, the role is a dream role so I got very lucky.”
As opposed to being cursed with the talent of screwing men to death like Madison’s roommate Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), or being blessed with the power of clairvoyance like Nan (Jamie Brewer), or the odd ability of being a human Voodoo doll like Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe), Roberts’ Madison started to reveal that she had multiple gifts, ranging from controlling the minds of others, to setting curtains on fire with a mere glance, to flipping over a bus full of frat boys.
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