Leslie Jordan Joins Cast of ‘American Horror Story’

by | August 28, 2013 at 12:15 PM | American Horror Story, LGBT

Leslie Jordan. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

The brilliant Emmy winning actor Leslie Jordan (“Will & Grace,” “Sordid Lives,” “Southern Baptist Sissies”) shared some wonderful news via Facebook today: He has joined the cast of “American Horror Story.”

He will begin work Sept. 5 in New Orleans.

Leslie writes in a stream of consciousness post: “I have always loved Mr. (Ryan) Murphy’s work and am so honored. MY GOD. Jessica Lange? (I fell in love with her when she played Patsy Cline and Ann Wedgeworth who played her mother offered her a “sugar tit.”) Kathy Bates? (I fell in love with her in this real obscure Altman film “When You Coming Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean? It starred our deeply missed Sudi Bond and Karen Black. And Cher… yes Cher… pre-surgery… and beyond brilliant. “He loved these old melons.” She was talking about her breasts that she had lost to cancer and how much her boyfriend had loved her tits. Then Kathy Bates screamed “My Mel brought in another one.” Talking about an oil well. She kicked up her cowboy boots, hooted and I fell in love. Only a true Southerner is worthy of that kind of worship from me.) Angela Bassett? When she walked into that sad motel having just had the shit beat out of her in the back of Ike’s limo and she measurably said, “My name is Tina Turner…” and went on to explain all she had was a gas credit card and a few cents and that sweet clerk gave her a room for the night which became the basis of her comeback, I died.) Oh, who else…. EVERYBODY THAT IS ANYBODY… that’s who. I’m tickled pink.”

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