Glenn Close might be appearing in an upcoming Ryan Murphy project like American Horror Story if the executive producer gets his way.
Murphy posted a photo on his Instagram page Monday that has many fans buzzing. The photo features Murphy bonding with Close backstage at Sunset Boulevard, with the producer writing an interesting caption alongside it.
“Backstage after SUNSET BLVD with the incredible Glenn Close,” he writes. “One of my dreams is to work with this legend and I’m gonna make that dream come true!”
As seen from the comments on the Instagram page, many fans asked whether this meant Close would appear in American Horror Story Season 7, which is still in the development stages. Murphy has not said anything more on the matter, but “I’m gonna make that dream come true” arguably sounds like he’s confident in a budding working partnership.
Murphy has many irons in the fire outside of American Horror Story, including future seasons of American Crime Story and Feud. It’s possible that he could be lining Close up for one of those projects, though the Instagram comments clearly show a passion for getting the actress on American Horror Story.
If Close were to appear on American Horror Story, it would be in keeping with the show’s focus on confident actresses of a certain age. After all, Jessica Lange helped command the show’s first four seasons, and major actresses like Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett were picked up along the way. Additionally, Close is well known for playing a strong villain, from Alec Forrest in Fatal Attraction to Cruella de Vil in the live-action 101 Dalmatians to Marquise de Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons.