'American Horror Story: Coven' looks set to score a suitably relevant guest appearance from a legendary American singer-songwriter in an upcoming episode. Co-creator Ryan Murphy took to Tweeting the news: "Guess who's visiting the Coven? The legendary Stevie Nicks!" Nicks was talked into the cameo by Murphy as he explains below. No actual word on what role she'll play but of course we've already been introduced to her music in the current series by Lily Rabe's witch character Misty Day whom is obsessed with both the singer and her music so we have to assume there's a certain link there. Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates ('Misery'), Angela Bassett, Evan Peters ('Kick-Ass'), Jamie Brewer, Alexandra Breckenridge, Frances Conroy, Denis O'Hare, Taissa Farmiga and Sarah Paulson all star in the third season currently running Wednesday nights at 10/9c on FX.
"When we got to this witch idea, I thought," says Murphy "if you're Misty and you have grown up alone and you don't know any other witches, there's one witch you probably would know and that's Stevie Nicks. So I called Stevie Nicks and first I said, 'I want to use you in the show.' But she was very resistant because from the beginning of her career people who are in the Wiccan community had given her a hard time thinking she was a witch and she got a lot of scary fan letters. She didn’t like the darkness of that, and I explained to her the part and she's like, 'Aw f—, let's just do it. OK, I love it.’"