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9 Guest Stars We’d Like To See On ‘American Horror Story: Coven’

Jillian Morabito |
November 13, 2013 | 11:43 a.m. PST

Executive Producer

Stevie Nicks was often referred to as a witch back in the day (via Twitter/@MarthaQuinn).
Stevie Nicks was often referred to as a witch back in the day (via Twitter/@MarthaQuinn).
Can “American Horror Story” get any better? Apparently so. 

So far, "Coven" has featured witches, Frankenstein, black magic, and downright crazy twists and turns. 

The show is infamous for bringing in a multitude of guest stars and director Ryan Murphy has not disappointed this season-- Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, Gabourey Siddibe, and more.  

Murphy just announced that Stevie Nicks will appear on the show as well.  

The singer’s songs have been used frequently this season (of course, it's a series about witches). The former Fleetwood Mac singer has also been idolized by the lonely witch Misty Day, who even looks like a younger version of Nicks.  

When it came to creating the character of Misty Day, Murphy was inspired by Nicks. He even said, "I love her character [Misty Day], she is obsessed with Stevie Nicks. The season really is an allegory and a metaphor for any minority group in the country where you feel alone, so she's a girl that has never known any other witches and all she's ever known is Stevie Nicks."  

How perfect is it then that the legendary witch herself will guest star on the show.  

Will she act as Misty Day’s mom? A former “supreme” witch in a flashback? Will she sing? 

Another question to Murphy may be-- what other guests does he have lined up for the rest of the season? 

Goldberg seems perfect (via @whoopigoldberg)
Goldberg seems perfect (via @whoopigoldberg)
Here are 9 Guest stars we’d be delighted to see: 

Whoopi Goldberg: “The View” star takes the occasional acting job (even appearing in the spooky “666 Park Avenue” last year) and Murphy has even worked with her before in “Glee.”  We think she would be absolutely perfect as Angela Basset’s mother this season.Just saunter for a moment on this perfect casting would be.

Jamie Lee Curtis: We don’t know much about Jessica Lange’s family (except her daughter as played by Sarah Paulson). Thus, we propose Curtis would fit in very well as her sister or possible opponent. Hopefully the actress can take a break from eating Activia long enough for her to make a rather haunting appearance.  

John Travolta: When the inevitable happens and American Horror Story must tie-in vampires, we hope they choose John Travolta. The vampire connection would be perfect because this season is set in New Orleans and so naturally we associate the city with “Interview with the Vampire.” Whether it be this season or the next, Travolta and his Dracula-esque persona would fit into the series very well.  


The Olsen twins could play spooky characters (via @alohaskirts)
The Olsen twins could play spooky characters (via @alohaskirts)
Olsen twins: Besides wearing baggy clothes and wandering around NYU with a permanent cup of coffee attached to their hands, it's easy to imagine the Olsen twins probably have a lot of free time in their schedules. So if they can take a break from Brooklyn, they would be perfect to guest star this season as new witches in the covet. Since there is two of them, Murphy could make their plot line especially interesting. 

Michael Emerson: If you’ve seen “Lost,” you know just how downright creepy Emerson can be. After playing the role of the mysterious Ben, he went on to star in “Person of Interest.” Now that his role on that is over, we hope that Emerson has enough time to possibly star as a warlock on this season of “Coven.” 

Johnny Depp: Okay, so this is a bit of a stretch but no one can deny how perfect Depp is in darker roles (i.e. "Edward Scissorhands" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street"). Could Murphy secure the actor for an episode or two? 



Steve Buscemi: Buscemi has always been an actor that makes us rather uncomfortable to watch. We sense he could end up being a good fit as a warlock in a flashback.  

Bette Midler: We already know she can play a witch (“Hocus Pocus” anyone?). We can only hope for a musical number (like the one in “American Horror Story: Asylum”) where Midler performs...possibly with Nicks? 

Willem Dafoe: We all remember being scared our minds at Dafoe’s character in “Spider-Man.” How perfect would he be as virtually any creepy character Murphy dreams up?  

It also goes without saying that we hope Zachary Quinto will return this season. 

Reach Executive Producer Jillian Morabito here. 





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