Kim Kardashian is taking acting lessons to prepare for her role in American Horror Story season 12. An anthology horror series that first premiered on FX in 2011, each season of American Horror Story has a unique plot and characters, though several actors from previous installments often appear in new roles in later seasons. It was announced in April that Kardashian would be joining season 12, entitled Delicate, alongside American Horror Story alum Emma Roberts and newcomers Cara Delevingne and Matt Czuchry.
In an interview with Variety at the Met Gala, Kardashian says she’s set to begin shooting her American Horror Story season 12 scenes later this month, and she’s taking acting lessons to prepare for the role.
While she can’t say anything about her role, Kardashian is excited to try something new, and to step out of her comfort zone. Of her acting lessons, she adds, “It’s a challenge. I like to challenge myself.” Read Kardashian’s full comment below:
We start shooting my stuff at the end of this month. But production has already started and I’m so excited… It’s really fun to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new and grow. I’m so excited for the experience.
Will Kim Kardashian Make Or Break AHS: Delicate?
While Kardashian seems to be taking her role on the horror series seriously, not everyone is happy about her casting. Broadway star and American Horror Story alum Patti LuPone has publicly decried Kardashian’s casting, saying that she isn’t happy about the reality star taking away a role from another actor. Some viewers have been inclined to agree with LuPone, claiming that hiring Kardashian was stunt casting for publicity purposes, or an indicator that American Horror Story has simply given up.
However, with Kardashian most famous for her reality television series, she hasn’t yet had an opportunity to flex her acting chops. American Horror Story: Delicate will be Kardashian’s most high-profile live-action acting role yet, giving the socialite the opportunity to surprise viewers. American Horror Story famously cast singer Lady Gaga in season 5, a role which has gone on to become one of the horror show’s most famous.
With Kardashian having a minimal background in scripted projects, she hasn’t had many prominent opportunities to show off her acting skills. However, Kardashian taking acting lessons is a sign that she’s taking her role seriously, and her part could possibly spell success for Delicate. With American Horror Story season 12 set to debut later this year, it remains to be seen if Kardashian will make or break this newest installment of the beloved horror show.