“American Horror Story: Coven” begins airing the first of its final four episodes tonight, and this means that those of you who are enormous Stevie Nicks fans are not going to have to wait very long at all in order to see the legendary Fleetwood Mac rocker doing something that she has really never done before: Act. Even though she is just playing herself, this is a very difficult role to do since you are having to basically play an interpretation of you written by other people.
Nicks was wooed to the show after Ryan Murphy created Misty Day (Lily Rabe), a witch with the power of resurrection who feels like she has some sort of spiritual connection to Stevie and her music. When she was finally on the set, though, the singer tells The Hollywood Reporter that it ended up becoming this sort of wonderful, at-times otherworldly experience:
“It was the trippiest thing I’ve ever done. I got the script and told my assistant, ‘Do they know I’m not an actress? Has anyone told them I’m not an actress?’ I was terrified and didn’t sleep very well. I went in the next day early — and early for me isn’t good — but I fell into their world like I was Alice and I fell into the rabbit hole and I was in Wonderland. And it really is Wonderland.”
Just in case you are still wondering what Nicks is going to be performing, given that this is what we teased yesterday via a message from Murphy, Stevie was also kind enough to share that:
“They chose them because ‘Rhiannon’ was Misty’s anthem and ‘Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You’ can work for anyone in the world when they’ve had a very long, bad day. It was really a beautiful thing; it was like a dream. Everybody just moved slowly. I figured that those times will never come again. When I’m 90 years old and I look back over my life, I’ll remember Jessica Lange leaning over the piano and saying, ‘That was a difficult day,’ and walking over to the couch. I’ll never forget it.”
This is not the first time that Stevie has had some sort of musical connection to Murphy, at least in that he used the famed Fleetwood Mac song “Landslide” in an episode of “Glee,” where it became one of the anthems for Santana and Brittany’s relationship.
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