The moment everyone is talking about today? Jessica Lange’s fantastic performance of “The Name Game” on “American Horror Story: Asylum” last night. On the show where literally ANYTHING can happen, Lange’s character Sister Jude hallucinated a song-and-dance number after electroshock therapy.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Lange said she’d been wanting to sing on the show for a while.
“All along, I said, ‘Give me something where I can sing or I can dance … One day, I got the lyrics and music to this song and I couldn’t figure out what it was. [Laughs.] But it is actually quite startling when it happens. It was one of my favorite moments so far.”
Says show creator Ryan Murphy “The fun of it, I think, is that you’re in Sister Jude’s shock therapy-induced fantasy. The idea was to really do a musical number that was something very ‘60s crossed with Jacob’s Ladder because it was in her head and it was sort of the beginning of her descent. It was very fun to do. We spent almost a whole day doing it.”
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