kootnybehr:

Jessica Lange 

kootnybehr:

Jessica Lange 

"Last year, I think her part was more villainous for sure. This year, the thing about Elsa is she’s a very benevolent soul in that her sideshow has been going on since the ‘30s. What she’s done for 20 years is she goes around to hospitals and jails and rescues these “freak” circus performers who are going to be shipped away to asylums and she signs the waivers and she becomes their guardians. So she loves them and takes care of them. She’s sort of like the mama of all of them. She’s trying to do anything to do this freak show going because where are these people going to go. In her way, she relates to them and feels like she’s one of them as well. She’s playing a German ex-pat who had a career in Germany and came here after the war."
— Ryan Murphy on Jessica Lange’s character in ‘Freak Show’ (via f-yeah-americanhorrorstory)

i have a particularly strong affinity for ‘older’ actresses like jessica lange and sigourney weaver and meryl streep because they’ve done such a good job of challenging society’s belief that women who don’t meet the media’s incredibly specific and superficial standards of beauty are of no sexual or even social value

like who would thought twenty years ago that a bunch of 65 year old actresses would have such a large, openly admirable and sexually infatuated fan base in their twenties and thirties or even younger, like KEEP DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING LADIES, SHOW THEM EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE FUCKING WORTH 👏👏👏👏

thatredhead88:

fuckyeahjessicalange:

What does the award mean to you on a personal level?

Jessica Lange | 67th Academy Awards - Press Room

can i be her child

Jessica Lange - King Kong, 1976.

you’ve already bought a ticket, and there’s no turning back now… we’re a freak show

fuckyeahjessicalange:

Jessica Lange | 67th Academy Awards - Press Room

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