Lady Gaga to play ‘bisexual’ character in American Horror Story

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Lady Gaga will play a bisexual villain in the fifth season of cult TV show American Horror Story.

The show’s co-creator, Ryan Murphy, revealed details of her “evil character” during the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Saturday (8 August).

“Her character’s name is Elizabeth. She owns the hotel,” he teased.

“She is a very wealthy social doyenne who is consumed with art, fashion and people, and she has a nefarious plan that is revealed in the first episode that plays out over the season.”

Gaga – who is bisexual in real life – starts filming on Monday, after revealing her casting in the show on Twitter earlier this year.

Asked about LGBT storylines in the show, Murphy replied: “Lady Gaga plays a character who has relationships with Matt [Bomer] and Angela [Bassett] and Cheyenne [Jackson].

Openly gay Bomer said his character Donovan was “closely associated with Ms Gaga… and he has very interesting relationships with the lady folk in his life.”

Bassett also spoke of her character – the “sexy” Ramona Royale – and her relationship with the Born This Way singer’s character.

“I have a very strong real lasting relationship with [Lady Gaga’s] character,” she said.

“And my character is also this fabulous actress. I don’t live at the hotel, but I visit there a lot.”

American Horror Story: Hotel will début on Fox in November.