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Billie Lourd joins the new season of American Horror Story

04.07.2017by: Cody Hamman

Billie Lourd

It's still not clear whether or not Fox intends to greenlight a third season of their series Scream Queens, but apparently it's not going to happen anytime soon, because Scream Queens co-creator Ryan Murphy has just added actress Billie Lourd, who played Chanel #3 on the show, to the cast of another genre television show he co-created - the FX anthology series American Horror Story.

Lourd is taking an unspecified role in the seventh season of American Horror Story, joining a cast that so far includes Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Billy Eichner. Eichner's character is the only one we know anything about - it has been said that he'll be playing a close confidant of Paulson's character.

AHS season seven is a mystery overall, although Murphy has revealed that it will deal with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The first episode begins on election night, and both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be portrayed on the show in some way.

The daughter of Carrie Fisher, Lourd has also followed her mother into the STAR WARS franchise, playing Lieutenant Connix in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and the upcoming STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. Her IMDb page features this incredible quote about what it was like growing up the daughter of Princess Leia:

Boys told me they masturbated to pictures of my mom in STAR WARS, and I'd run home crying. My mom would say, 'You know what you do? Turn around and say, "Me too."' That's when I realized that my childhood wasn't 100 percent normal.

American Horror Story season seven is expected to start airing on FX sometime this fall.

Billie Lourd

Extra Tidbit: Did you watch Scream Queens?
Source: Deadline

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