“Crazy Erotic Sex” With Kathy Bates Bags Macaulay Culkin For American Horror Story 10

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American Horror Story is no stranger to attention-grabbing casting, repeatedly snapping up names its audience would be more familiar with from the movie screen than the TV screen.

For the planned season 10, the name is Macaulay Culkin.

So how do you get Culkin (39), star of some iconic Hollywood all-time favourite movies to join the cast of American Horror Story? Apparently, according to series creator Ryan Murphy, you reel him in with the promise of “a very, very great insane part” and “crazy erotic sex” with co-star Kathy Bates.

In an interview with E Online talking about his current Netflix series Hollywood, Murphy revealed how he pitched the role to Culkin.

“You know, it came about just because it’s how I always do things, where I have always loved Macaulay Culkin’s work.

“I loved everything that he’s done, I love the stuff he did in Home Alone, I also loved the sort of older, more recent stuff that he did. And he hasn’t worked in a while.”

Murphy continued, “So, I have this very, very great, insane part. And I asked to speak to him on the phone and he said okay. [When] I cast, I never let people read things, usually. I said, ‘Okay here’s the pitch’. And I told them the character and I told him he has crazy, erotic sex with Kathy Bates and does other things. And he paused and he goes, ‘This sounds like the role I was born to play’. So he signed up right then and there.”

So that’s how you bag Macaulay Culkin for a cult TV series.

Currently the series is on hold until the Covid-19 pandemic does whatever it’s going to do and filming can get underway, but FX have green lit AHS through season 13.

Carolyn Hucker
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