Kathy Bates Eying A Return To Broadway? It's 'In The Cards'!
Multi-award-winning stage and screen star Kathy Bates discusses her desire to return to the place where she made her original mark in show business, the theatre, following her tenure on the hit FX anthology horror series AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, which may be expanded into a second season, Bates recently confirmed as part of a new interview.
Bates relates that she does not prefer one medium over another - whether it be film, TV or theatre - stating, "I really just love to work, and I don't care if it's TV or movies. The only thing I haven't done in years and years is a play. I think now maybe that's in the cards for me."
Bates previously appeared onstage in a number of significant productions throughout New York in the 1980s, most notably her Tony-nominated work in Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning 'NIGHT MOTHER, Robert Altman's COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN and Lanford Wilson's FIFTH OF JULY, as well as her work Off-Broadway in Terrence McNally's FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE.
Of note, she also starred as Miss Hannigan in Rob Marshall's Disney TV remake of the musical ANNIE in 1999.
Additionally, Bates adds that she would enjoy exploring more work behind the camera in the future, as well. "I would like to get back into directing for television, too. I really enjoyed that process on SIX FEET UNDER," she says of her work on the long-running HBO series.
Bates asserts that she would adore directing an episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN if given the chance, particularly if her second season contract option is explored - and, given the series-high ratings of the premiere episode as well as recent comments by creator Ryan Murphy confirming the proposed scenario's existence, a further exploration of COVEN may come to pass.
"[W]hat I really want to do is COVEN. They have an option on me for next season and I'd love to come back," Bates says.
As long as she promises to return to Broadway immediately after that - by plane, broom or otherwise!
Check out the original article on the matter here.
So, what role would you like to see this great actress of our age return to the Great White Way in some season soon? Plus, would she ever consider taking on a musical? She definitely proved her musical theatre mettle with ANNIE, that's for sure!
From This Author Pat Cerasaro