Angela Bassett on American Horror Story: Hotel and Ramona Royale

TVGuide.com talked to Angela Bassett about this season on American Horror Story (It’s her third time on the show) and her character’s complicated relationship with Lady Gaga’s character The Countess.

How would you describe Ramona?
Angela Bassett: Ramona is an actress – she was an actress, rather. I think she’s rather retired right now. She came out of the business because she went into a long-standing, fulfilling relationship with The Countess, which was new for her. Until then she absolutely saw herself as a heterosexual woman, but she’s become more fluid. Isn’t that the term today? But things sort of went off the rails, so now they have this acrimonious relationship. I think they still care passionately, but they also are passionately opposed to one another’s happiness.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY -- "Mommy" Episode 503 (Airs Wednesday, October 21, 10:00 pm/ep) Pictured: Angela Bassett as Ramona. CR: Suzanne Tenner/FX
AMERICAN HORROR STORY — “Mommy” Episode 503 (Airs Wednesday, October 21, 10:00 pm/ep) Pictured: Angela Bassett as Ramona. CR: Suzanne Tenner/FX

Read the rest of the interview and see a short video here.

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