Paris Jackson has reportedly joined the star-studded cast for season 10 of the hit thriller series American Horror Story.
TMZ reported that Michael Jackson’s daughter, 23, will appear in the upcoming series. Like every other season of the show, not much is known about season 10 of American Horror Story.
However, series creator Ryan Murphy teased season 10, titled “Double Feature”, will be split up into two “horrifying stories”. This will include “one story by the sea, and one by the sand”.
TMZ reported that Jackson will be appearing in the second half of the series, which is the “by the sand” mini-season.
She’ll be joining American Horror Story returnees Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Billie Lourd, Angelica Ross, Kathy Bates and Leslie Grossman.
Jackson will also be starring alongside her godfather and Home Alone star, Macaulay Culkin. Murphy told E! News that Culkin has a “very, very great insane part” in the new series where he has “crazy erotic sex” with Bates.
Paris Jackson has dipped her toes in acting a couple of times including the role of Rachel Wells in FOX’s Star, the comedy film Gringo and the comedy-thriller Scream: The Series. She’s also been busy with her band The Struts, who recently released a music video for their new single “Low Key in Love”.
Jackson’s addition to the American Horror Story cast could hint that there will be more LGBT+ stories in the upcoming season.
The ground-breaking series has always been upfront about LGBT+ representation from season one’s gay couple – portrayed by Zachary Quinto and Teddy Sears – who haunt the Murder House and to Ross’ addition to the cast of American Horror Story: 1984. Of course, the lesbian icon Sarah Paulson has appeared in many of the show’s numerous seasons, and she’s been involved in multiple same-sex partnerships during her time on the show.
Jackson opened up about her sexuality a couple of times in recent years, even saying she was “lucky” that her father teased her about girls in the same way he teased her brothers. She spoke about her sexuality in her Facebook Watch docuseries Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn, which takes a look at her life with her partner and bandmate Gabriel Glenn.
She said she’s “dated more women than men”, and the public “only know about three long term relationships” she’s been in with men. Jackson also described herself as “gay”, adding she doesn’t consider herself “bisexual” because she’s “date more than just men and women”. She said: “I’ve dated a man that had a vagina.
“It has nothing to do what’s in your pants, it has nothing to do with what your X, Y chromosome makeup is, it’s literally like, what are you like as a person?”
But in a later interview with People, she said she didn’t feel like there is a “label” for her “sexuality that fits”, and she said people need to get “past the need for labels”.
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