This is fun. Out actor Colton Haynes is the latest actor to announce that he is joining season 7 of American Horror Story.
Sharing a picture of himself on Instagram with blood-red smudged lipstick over his face, Haynes expressed his excitement to be working with the show’s creator Ryan Murphy again.
The two had having previously worked together on the second season of the recently-cancelled series Scream Queens.
Haynes joins a bunch of newcomers for season 7, including comedian Billy Eichner and former Screams Queens star and daughter of the late Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd.
The seventh season of AHS has been confirmed to have a political theme. When Murphy was on Watch What Happens, Live he spilled the beans to Andy Cohen.
Murphy said, “Well, I don’t have a title but the season that we begin shooting in June will be about the election that we just went through so I think that will be exciting for a lot of people.”
Then Cohen asked if there would be a Trump character.
“Ahhh, maybe,’ Murphy replied.
AHS regulars Sarah Paulson and Cheyenne Jackson are slated to return this season, but Lady Gaga will not be back due to her Joanne tour.
Paulson was in headlines earlier this year for teasing fans about returning to her beloved character in American Horror Story: Coven.
“Probably Cordelia. We only got to see her just getting her powers,” Sarah Paulson said. “I just would like to know if the power might have been something that kind of changed her.”
“Maybe we’ll get to see that,” she added.
Haynes was also in headlines recently when he got engaged to his boyfriend Jeff Leatham. A post on Instagram shared that the couple weren’t alone during their engagement. Haynes’ caption read, “Thank you @cher for the beautiful “I got you babe” proposal lead in, you sounded incredible as always 🙂 The most special night of my life.”
Who do we think Haynes will play? We’re thinking he is a shoe in for Jared Kushner. Thoughts?