Stevie Nicks is known for her ethereal, almost witch-like wardrobe on stage, and now the Fleetwood Mac singer is embracing that persona on screen for her upcoming guest role on the third season of the TV mini-series American Horror Story: Coven.
In a recent interview at her home in Los Angeles for Rolling Stone, Nicks divulged some of the secrets from her time on set of the horror show created by Glee’s Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Though she’s never acted before, Nicks said that she agreed to appear on the show because she was a fan of Glee and its writing.
“I go straight from nothing to the middle of American Horror Story!” she told the mag, adding that she couldn’t bring herself to turn down Murphy’s request to appear on the show. Nicks has a previous relationship with the show’s creators having visited the set of Glee in 2011 when the show dedicated an entire episode to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.
“I couldn’t say no. I could say, ‘I’m not an actress, so it’s going to suck — but I will be glad to try, for you,” she noted.
Though she had her own doubts about acting, it seems Stevie’s cameo went well enough for the show’s producers to ask her to stay longer on location in New Orleans. She remained on set for the entire week before Thanksgiving in the custom-built house observing the show’s stars Jessica Lange and Emma Roberts in their element.
“I got to watch Jessica Lange do scene after scene where she was perfect,” Nicks revealed. “I got to watch the little witches, who were also amazing — Emma Roberts is so evil that it’s just scary. You can’t help but think of Julia Roberts, and you’d never think anything evil about her — but Emma is just great.”
Nicks’ cameo role as herself is set to air early next year on American Horror Story: Coven, and Nicks promises that fans of the show won’t be let down.
“I don’t want to be bad at anything that I do that people see…but it was really fun,” she said. “I now belong to a very secret society. And you’ll be surprised — not with my terrific acting, but with the whole thing.”
Stevie’s guest appearance is set to air in 2014 when the show returns.