The 12th season of Ryan Murphy's anthology series has been announced, and we're looking back at the iconic roles of a staple actress of the AHS universe.
Over the years, Roberts has become somewhat of a staple in the AHS universe, having appeared in multiple seasons in different roles. Just recently, it was announced she will return for the 12th season of Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story, which will also see Kim Kardashian starring as a season regular. The upcoming season of AHS will be called, "Delicate." Here's a breakdown of each character she's played and the season they appeared in.
First up, we have Madison Montgomery from AHS: Coven. In this season, Roberts plays a young witch who is a student at Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies. Madison is known for her snarky attitude and general apathy towards the people around her. She has a talent for telekinesis, which she uses to her advantage throughout the season. Roberts brings a level of depth and complexity to the character, making Madison more than just a stereotypical mean girl. Her performance was so well-received that she reprised the role in the eighth season of the show, Apocalypse.
Next, we have Maggie Esmerelda from AHS: Freak Show. In this season, Roberts plays a con artist who teams up with Stanley (played by Denis O'Hare) to exploit the freaks at Elsa Mars' Freak Show. Maggie eventually develops a conscience and turns on Stanley, helping the freaks in the process. This role shows a different side of Roberts' acting abilities, as she portrays a character who is both conniving and vulnerable.
In AHS: Cult, Roberts takes on the role of Serina Belinda, a news reporter who covers the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election in Michigan. This season has a political theme, with Serina representing the media's influence on the events leading up to the election. Roberts delivers a powerful performance, capturing the intensity and urgency of the character's profession.
In AHS: Apocalypse, Roberts returns as both Madison Montgomery and a new character, Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt. Coco is a wealthy socialite who becomes a member of the elite "Outpost Three" after a nuclear apocalypse. She is initially portrayed as shallow and superficial, but as the season progresses, we see a more vulnerable side to her character. Roberts seamlessly transitions between the two roles, showcasing her versatility as an actress.
Lastly, we have Brooke Thompson from AHS: 1984. This season is set in the 1980s and follows a group of young adults who become counselors at a summer camp. Roberts plays Brooke, a sweet and innocent girl who is framed for a murder she did not commit. Brooke is one of Roberts' most likable characters, and her performance is a standout in the season.
Overall, Roberts' roles in American Horror Story have been some of her most memorable. From the snarky Madison Montgomery to the innocent Brooke Thompson, she has brought a unique energy and depth to each character. It's clear that she has a great rapport with show creator Ryan Murphy, as he continues to cast her in different roles season after season.
In addition to her acting abilities, Roberts also has a strong sense of style that is often showcased in her AHS characters' wardrobes. From Madison's black-on-black ensembles to Coco's high-end fashion, Roberts has shown that she can pull off any look and her iconic ensembles have given her icon status in the intersection of horror and fashion.
One thing is for sure, Emma Roberts is a force to be reckoned with in the acting world. Her roles in American Horror Story have only cemented her status as a talented and versatile actress. We can't wait to see what she has in store for us in future seasons of the show.
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