FX has released a new image of the Countess as played by Lady Gaga for American Horror Story: Hotel.
â€śThe Countess is a very old soul,â€ť Gaga tells EW. â€śSheâ€™s extremely strong. Sheâ€™s been through so much. Itâ€™s kind of impossible for anything to penetrate her. This show in many ways is about her survival and there is an amazing journey that touches on the mythology of viruses and in what way these afflictions change our lives and bring us together and tear us apart.â€ť
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The owner of the titular Hotel Cortez, The Countess isÂ a glamorous but deadly creatureÂ who sustains on a healthy diet of sex and blood â€” she kills with her very fashionable but very sharp chainmail glove. â€śSheâ€™s extremely strong,â€ť explains Gaga. â€śSheâ€™s been through so much. Itâ€™s kind of impossible for anything to penetrate her.â€ť
The 13-episode fifth installment of the Emmy and Golden Globe winning franchise,Â American Horror Story: Hotel, premieres on FX on October 7th.
American Horror Story: HotelÂ features an all-star cast of Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, ChloĂ« Sevigny, Denis Oâ€™Hare, Cheyenne Jackson, Evan Peters and Finn Wittrock.
Ryan Murphy serves as Co-Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer and Director ofÂ American Horror Story: HotelÂ andÂ Brad FalchukÂ is Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Writer. Tim Minear, Brad Buecker, Jennifer Salt, James Wong and Alexis Martin Woodall also serve as Executive Producers.Â TheÂ American Horror StoryÂ franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.