Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, American Horror Story Season 2 star Jessica Lange revealed just how far removed her new character is from Season 1′s Golden Globe Award-winning predatory psycho next door Constance Langdon, saying, “Sheâ€™s very different. Sheâ€™s also a survivor. Iâ€™m not even sure where weâ€™re going with her, but there are certain elements of their history that are definitely shared.”
That Season 2,Â American Horror Story: Asylum, would shake up the format of the show completely was as big a surprise to Jessica Lange as it was to the viewers.
“That was never discussed when we started,” reveals Lange. “Iâ€™m not sure when they came to that decision, but Iâ€™m grateful for it. I donâ€™t know how they would have sustained that same story over several seasons. One thing that appealed to me was establishing a character over 12 hours. Usually in film, youâ€™ve got two hours to create this character, and I thought that would be interesting to try to sustain. Would I like to still be doing that same character within that same storyline? No. So this was a great boon that they decided to do it this way.”