The “white witch” herself is going to the Coven.
Ryan Murphy, the creator of the FX series American Horror Story (AHS), took to his Twitter account to announce the news that witchy woman Stevie Nicks will be appearing on the show.
Guess who's visiting the Coven? The legendary Stevie Nicks!
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) November 12, 2013
Murphy has long been a fan of Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, whose music inspired an episode of his other show Glee. Murphy said, “When I was growing up, I was always obsessed with those Stevie Nicks songs like ‘Rhiannon’ and ‘Gypsy.’ And I remember reading an article where Courtney Love called Stevie Nicks the ‘white witch’ and Grace Slick the ‘dark witch.’ And I have a good relationship with Stevie because of Glee. She is one of the few artists that have come to hang out. She had been writing Lea [Michele] and I regularly since the Cory [Monteith] situation, because she really loved Cory [who passed away in July]. So she’s just a wonderful, wonderful person.”
One “person” who may be more than happy to see Nicks on AHS: Coven is Misty Day (played by Lily Rabe). The character of Misty is obsessed with Nicks and her music. “When we got to this witch idea, I thought, if you’re Misty and you have grown up alone and you don’t know any other witches, there’s one witch you probably would know and that’s Stevie Nicks. So I called Stevie Nicks and first I said, ‘I want to use you in the show.’ But she was very resistant because from the beginning of her career people who are in the Wiccan community had given her a hard time thinking she was a witch and she got a lot of scary fan letters. She didn’t like the darkness of that, and I explained to her the part and she’s like, ‘Aw f—, let’s just do it. OK, I love it,” said Murphy.
Rabe may also be as excited as her character will be. Rabe said, “If I meet her, I actually think I might die on the spot. I don’t get that crazy about a lot of people. I’m usually pretty cool, calm, and collected. But I don’t know if could behave properly. I love her so much. She’s just a beautiful creature.”
Fans of the show are more than happy with the news.
Stevie Nicks on #AHS? Oh my goddess, my dream has come true!
— Daniel Dye (@dye__daniel) November 13, 2013
Stevie Nicks being a witch is the most sense TV has made lately. #AHSC
— Izzy Black (@MrPookieBlack) November 13, 2013
Stevie Nicks is going to be on AHS. Excuse me while I fangirl over two fandoms of mine finally meeting.
— Elena Gilbert (@FerociousAllure) November 13, 2013
No date has been set yet for the episode Nicks will be appearing in.
You can watch AHS: Coven every Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. on FX.