Is Connie Britton coming back to “American Horror Story”? The actress certainly hopes to -- one day.
Fans of the FX franchise will remember Britton, 48, from her leading role during Season 1, "Murder House." The actress portrayed Vivian Harmon, one of the living and breathing residents in the spooky haunted home. “American Horror Story” has had three more seasons since the show premiered in 2011, and a fifth season, “Hotel,” is on the way. However, while many cast members have returned in new roles, Britton has yet to appear in another installment.
Fans want Britton to return to the series, and the actress addressed the speculation about her potential addition to the cast while on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.”
“I would love to because I love all those crazy people,” she said (via E! Online) of rejoining the “American Horror Story” franchise for another season. “But I’m presently on a television show, which consumes 10 months out of the year. It’s called ‘Nashville.’ So I hope you watch that show. And when that’s done I hope that I will then be able to come back to ‘American Horror Story.’ ”
This isn’t the first time Britton has commented on returning to the FX drama. Ahead of Season 3 in 2013, Britton told Rolling Stone that she was trying to figure out how to make a guest appearance while they were filming “Coven” in New Orleans. Unfortunately that fell through. She also mentioned this past March while at a Television Academy panel that she would “love to come back,” but that her “scheduling is tricky.”
But Britton isn’t completely left out of series co-creator Ryan Murphy’s twisted world. In March she was added to the cast of Murphy’s new FX series, “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” The actress will play Faye Resnick, who was one of Nicole Brown Simpson’s close friends in the 1990s.
“American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” will not premiere until 2016, but fans of Connie Britton can catch her in “Nashville” when the fourth season premieres on ABC Sept. 23.