Emma Roberts wasn’t in ‘Roanoke Nightmare,’ but she’ll always be part of the Ryan Murphy family. In a recent interview with HollywoodLife.com, we asked the actress, 26, if she would possibly be back for next season of ‘American Horror Story,’ based on the election…
“There might be something else cooking with Ryan [Murphy] and I,” Emma Roberts told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY at a screening of The Blackcoat’s Daughter, hosted by A24 and DirecTV with The Cinema Society in New York City. She didn’t reveal what that might be, but let’s be real — Ryan and Emma are a perfect combo.
For the past two years, she’s been leading his comedy, Scream Queens, but it’s yet to be renewed for a season three at Fox. Emma could literally be in any of his next projects, but one thing we could totally see her in is season four of American Crime Story, set around the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinksy scandal. Who else could imagine Emma as a young Hillary Clinton?
We don’t know much about season four yet other than it will be based on on Jeffrey Toobin‘s book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down A President. “Sarah [Paulson] will be in it but she won’t be playing Hillary,” Ryan recently told E! News. “That’s earmarked for talks with somebody else. We’re casting that now. I can’t say what Sarah is playing, but it starts shooting at the end of this year.”
He also added that the book is “very interesting,” and not really about Hillary, but more about “the rise of a certain segment of a right-ring group of people who despised the Clintons and used three women, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp to try and tear him down.”
“The show isn’t really about Hillary Clinton, it really is about the other women,” he said. “In fact, we might be doing the Clintons with hand puppets [laughs], I don’t know. We’re more focused on the mechanizations behind the scenes to try and get [Bill Clinton] impeached.” Well, since Emma is constantly doing new projects, maybe she could play Hillary since it’s a smaller role.
Ryan recently also revealed season seven of American Horror Story will be election themed, and he’s already mapped out the next three seasons of American Crime Story (Katrina, Versace, Hillary/Bill scandal. FEUD season two will be focused on a young Prince Charles and Princess Diana. He also recently announced a new show, Pose, which will focus on NYC in the ’80s.
HollywoodLifers, would you want Emma to play Hillary? What about a young Diana? Let us know!