The singer who’s also got a fairly extensive acting background, will be seen in a recurring role as Gabourey Sidibe’s Mom
“A local townsperson who begins to unravel the murderous secrets of Twisty the clown killer,” is how TV Line is describing her character
On ” American Horror Story: Freak Show,” LaBelle will be joining Sidibe, Angela Bassett, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy and Kathy Bates. Other newcomers include Michael Chiklis and Wes Bentley.
Here’s how Shadow and Act describes the hit FX series:
Set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1950, ” American Horror Story: Freak Show ” finds Lange playing a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the USA. Her group of freak show performers include Bassett along with Bates, Paulson, Peters, and Conroy – all acts whom Lange’s character has rescued, and who will do anything to make sure that their business sticks around.
Also, Bassett, who made her “American Horror Story” debut last season, (“Coven”) will play a character called Desiree Dupre in “Freak Show.” Dupre will be married to a man named Wendell del Tolito, who’ll be played by Michael Chiklis (his first time as a member of the franchise’s cast). And as was the case last season, in “Coven,” characters played by Bassett and Kathy Bates will continue to be at war with one another, because, in “Freak Show,” Bates character, Effil Darling, will be del Tolito’s ex-wife. So the new wife (Bassett) and the ex-wife (Bates) aren’t exactly going to be chummy with one another.
Sounds complicated, but very enticing. Shooting is underway in New Orleans.