American Horror Story Season 5: Lily Rabe reveals Aileen Wuornos

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It was anounced a while back that Lily Rabe will play serial killer Aileen Wuornos in American Horror Story Season 5. And now she's spilled the beans on her new character in a recent interview. Read on to find out who's been checking into Hotel

American Horror Story fans are eager to catch the first episode of Season 5, airing onon Wednesday October, 7th on FX. The American Horror Story Season 5 trailer gave us our first official look at Lady Gaga's Hotel and it looks like the atmosphere of the new season will be as electric as ever. We found out a while back that Lily Rabe will once again join the cast and that she will play serial killer Aileen Wuornos, aka Monster, in Hotel. In an interview for Shine On Media, Lily Rabe spilled the beans about her character, revealing that it will be different from what anything that's been tried so far. "American Horror Story is such a specific world so it really is Aileen Wuornos in that world," she explained. "I think [it] is inevitably going to be different than her in any other context, because there really is no world out there like that of 'American Horror Story,' so bringing the two together has been the most exciting challenge to find the right balance of everything."

Indeed, Aileen Wuornos was already portrayed by Charlize Theron in the 2003 film Monster. The actress won an Oscar for her performance. The movie traced the development of the serial killer from childhood until her first murder conviction. Actress Jean Smart also played Wuornos in the 1992 TV movie Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story. Aileen Wuornos was sentenced to death in Florida after killing seven men between 1989 and 1990. She claimed that the homicides were committed in self-defense as her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while she was working as a prostitute. She was given a lethal injection in Octobre 2002, nevertheless, and remains one of the most famous serial killer in the United States. Lily Rabe will surely give a brilliant performance in this new season of American Horror Story. Catch it while you can, Denis O'Hare's Liz Taylor just opened Hotel Cortez in American Horror Story Season 5! Are you looking forward to seeing the new season?

Source: Shine On Media