Angela Bassett stopped by Access Hollywood to chat about American Horror Story: Hotel, and she touched on her on-screen romance with Lady Gaga, as well as her history with kissing women (in college).
In the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Hotel Angela – who was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in AHS: Coven – plays Ramona Royale, an actress who is the lover of Gaga’s character, the Countess, the owner of the Hotel Cortez, a glamorous but deadly creature who lives on a healthy diet of sex and blood.
First time I met her, she had a party for the cast and crew and that was a first meeting… she was in this beautiful gown that was sort of see-though and vintage and a diamond necklace… and I’m just trying to be cool. She said, ‘Are you nervous? I hear you are nervous.’ I said, ‘Yes.’ She said, ‘Don’t be nervous. I know about these things. I have been there.’ I was like, ‘Okay!'”
The first of 13 episodes premieres on FX on October 7.