Series creator Ryan Murphy has revealed more details about the cameo role Stevie Nicks will play on an upcoming episode of the FX program American Horror Story: Coven.
“She appears as herself,” Murphy tells Entertainment Weekly. “It’s part of Fiona’s ruse in that Fiona is trying to get the true Supreme to reveal herself because she needs to stay alive. So she tells Misty Day that the Supreme gets so many great things in life, like tickets to the Oscars and Met Ball tickets. So she brings Stevie Nicks in as a gift to Misty to prove to her that if she exhibits more power she’ll get that and more. Then the other girls come home and see Stevie and Misty singing and it starts them trying to move much quicker to prove that they are the Supreme.”
Murphy also revealed the timing of Nicks’ appearance.
“It’s episode 10. It’s right when we come back from winter break,” explains Murphy. “I had a really good conversation with her and explained to her what the show was and it’s gotten such a big reaction from people. She said, ‘Oh I wish I could be on the show.’ But she couldn’t because she was traveling with Fleetwood Mac in Europe but then [bassist] John McVie got cancer so they cancelled those dates. Then she called and said, ‘I’m now available sadly enough. If you wanna use me.’ So I said, ‘Let’s do it!’ So she’s flying in for like two days and doing her scenes. I know every person in the show is like, ‘I better be in that goddamn scene!’ It’s funny.”
Earlier this week, the show made headlines when Ryan broke the news of Stevie’s appearance via Twitter.
Coven is the third season of the American Horror Story anthology, following Murder House (season 1)) and Asylum (season 2).
Based in New Orleans, Coven takes place in the present day with flashbacks to the 1800s and follows the battle between witches and voodoo practitioners.
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