After 'Pose', Angelica Ross Will Be One Of The Stars Of 'American Horror Story 1984'
She'll become the first transgender actress to land two major roles on American TV.
It's a victory for the visibility of trans people in the series world, and a victory for actress Angelica Ross herself, who, not content with blowing us away as Candy Abundance Ferocity in Pose, will now be lighting up the next season of American Horror Story with her presence.
Before we go further, we'd better warn you: if you haven't yet watched the final episode of Pose, the fourth in Season 2 entitled "Never Knew Love Like This Before", look away now because there'll be spoilers!
The announcement was made by prolific showrunner Ryan Murphy in a long Instagram post. The message was rather bittersweet, as the character the actress had played for the last two seasons was murdered in the last episode screened. The series examines violence against trans women, especially trans women of color.
But then came the good news: now freed from her obligations for Pose, Angelica Ross will soon be appearing in American Horror Story 1984, Season 9 of which will be screened on FX on September 18. She'll be joining Emma Roberts and newcomer Gus Kenworthy. Unfortunately, she won't be on screen with Sarah Paulson who has decided to pass on the horror anthology by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk for the first time since it was released.
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Last night’s episode of Pose required us all to dig deep — @janetmock as writer, myself as writer and director, but most of all our incredible leading ladies. I must applaud @angelicaross for her tour de force of a performance as Candy Abundance Ferocity. It has been a gift to watch her blossom as a true star and undeniable talent. Though she will always be our Candy, and our show suffers this incredible loss, I am elated that the world will get much more Angelica. She is joining the American Horror Story family in another unforgettable role. Congrats Angelica for making history, leaping from #PoseFX to #AHS1984. Welcome to the #AHS family!
Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth
By Delphine Rivet, published on 12/07/2019