Jessica Lange to quit `American Horror Story` after season 4

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 11:52

New York: Actress Jessica Lange is planning to walk away from hit drama series `American Horror Story` next year, as she prepares to wind up her acting career.

The 64-year-old Oscar-winning actress has played a meddling neighbour, witch and a nun on co-creator/producer Ryan Murphy`s creepy show.

Lange said she is serious about retiring, but there are a number of final projects she would like to complete before bowing out of the spotlight for good, reported Huffington Post online.

"I am coming to the end of acting. I have a list: another stage production, maybe one or two more movies, one more season of
`American Horror Story`... And then that is it for me. Because I think that`s enough. I want to go out with a bang... Or should I say, a scare?" she said.

Lange credited the supernatural thriller with giving her a new lease of life on-screen, although it has taken a little adjustment to get used to the attention she has garnered from younger viewers.

"It (American Horror Story) re-energised me; it re-energised my career. There`s no shame in recognising that. It has exposed me to a whole new generation, which is a little strange. I am not used to young people thinking I am cool," she added.

Lange already has plans for her last theatre project - she is hoping to make her Broadway return by reprising her West End role in classic drama `Long Day`s Journey Into Night`.

Lange`s portrayal of drug-addled mother Mary Tyrone in 2000 won her a nomination for the UK`s prestigious Olivier Awards.

She last appeared on Broadway in a 2005 revival of Tennessee Williams` The Glass Menagerie.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 11:52

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