kathy bates american horror story season 3 'American Horror Story' Season 3: Kathy Bates to play a 'bad, bad' true life characterIt was recently announced that Kathy Bates will be joining “American Horror Story” for its third season, as a friend-turned-enemy of Jessica Lange‘s character.  Now creator Ryan Murphy is spilling some more details about who Bates will play.

“Kathy’s never [played] someone this bad. Her [character] is a bad, bad woman!” Murphy tells TV Line. He adds that Bates as Lange’s nemesis is “five times worse than [her] ‘Misery’ character — which is why she liked it.”

“When I pitched this to Kathy, her mouth was drop-jawed because what I was pitching actually happened,” says Murphy. “It’s a true event. You’ll see. It’s some good stuff.”

Juicy! We wonder what true event he has in mind. Any guesses?

Also, Bates was quite scary in “Misery,” for which she won an Oscar, so we can’t imagine how scary this must be.

“American Horror Story” returns for its third season in fall 2013 on FX.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."