We've known for weeks now that Lady Gaga will be playing a woman called "Countess" on "American Horror Story: Hotel," but until now, her look has remained a total mystery. (Except for the occasional on-set paparazzi shot, of course. Gaga loves that "Paparazzi!")
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now know what the Countess will look like -- and what she'll eat, which is human blood. ("“It’s really a form of hemophilia, in a way," creator Ryan Murphy says.)
Check out the cover below:
Gaga's EW spread also reveals that some of the "Hotel" story -- specifically, Evan Peters' story -- will take place in the 1930s, as the "deeply psychotic" James March built the Cortez as a labyrinth-like structure to hide his murderous activities. Gaga's Countess is part of the modern day story of the hotel, along with her two lovers, Donovan (Matt Bomer) and the Tristan (Finn Wittrock).
Also floating around the Los Angeles-based Cortez will be "Ramona Royale (Angela Bassett), an actress/former lover of The Countess’ seeking revenge; Iris (Kathy Bates), Donovan’s mother and the front desk clerk; Liz Taylor (Denis O’Hare), a cross-dresser nicknamed by The Countess; Hypodermic Sally (Sarah Paulson), a junkie and friend of The Countess; Detective John Lowe (Wes Bentley), a cop investigating a murderer named the Ten Commandments Killer; and The Addiction Demon, a creature in the vein of Rubberman or Bloodyface, who has no eyes or mouth but does wield a nasty, conical drillbit dildo."
So basically, those teasers we saw last week for the series revealed a whole lot more than we initially thought, offering up a glimpse at both Gaga's blood-gloves and the nightmare-fuel addiction demon:
"American Horror Story: Hotel" premieres October 7 on FX.