Jessica Lange to Exit AMERICAN HORROR STORY After Next Season; Planning Stage Return
The end of Jessica Lange's time on AMERICAN HORROR STORY is in sight.
In an interview today with the Los Angeles Times, Lange confirmed that she would depart Ryan Murphy's FX horror series following next season - and that a return to the the stage may in her near future.
"I am coming to the end of acting," Lange said. "I have a list: another stage production, maybe one or two more movies, one more season of American Horror Story...and then that is it for me. Because I think that's enough. I want to go out with a bang...or should I say, a scare?"
Lange has been a leading player on AHS since its first season in 2011.
"It reenergized me; it reenergized my career," Lange added. "There's no shame in recognizing that. It's exposed me to a whole new generation, which is a little strange. I'm not used to young people thinking I'm cool."
The confirmation comes just a few weeks after she told Yahoo! TV that she was considering an exit from the series.
Lange made her Hollywood debut in John Guillermin's King Kong opposite Jeff Bridges and Charles Grodin, winning a Golden Globe for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture. She then permanently put her name on the map by receiving dual Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations in the same year for her challenging performances in Frances and in Sydney Pollack's memorable comedy Tootsie starring opposite Dustin Hoffman, for which she took home the Oscar for Supporting Actress. In 1994, Lange won her first Oscar for Best Actress in Blue Sky, which she starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones.
Following her previous dynamic performances, Lange amazed audiences with projects such asCountry, which paired her with Frances co-star Sam Shepard, to tell the story of a struggling farmer and his wife. Lange's performance again earned her Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Success continued with Sweet Dreams andMusic Box, both which garnered her Academy Award nominations and an additional Golden Globe nom for Music Box. In 1996 Lange picked up her first Emmy nomination for the made for TV adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire in which Lange played "Blanche DuBois."