She’ll be playing Gabourey Sidibe‘s mother
Patti LaBelle is ready to stir it up on “American Horror Story: Freak Show,”
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LaBelle will appear in four episodes of the upcoming season, playing the mother of Gabourey Sidibe‘s character.
The upcoming season will takes place in the 1950s and center around a freak show in Florida. In addition to returning cast members such as Sidibe, Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson, the cast has made a number of additions for the upcoming season, including “The Shield” alum Michael Chiklis and “All My Children” vet Finn Wittrock.
“How I Met Your Mother” star Neil Patrick Harris has also expressed his interest in appearing on the show, with series co-creator Ryan Murphy replying via Twitter, “of course you can be on Freak Show! I have a role I think you’d love.”
Though best known as a singer, LaBelle has considerable acting credits, including “A Different World,” “Out All Night” and “Semi-Pro.”
TVLine first reported LaBelle’s casting.