Stevie Nicks has toured the world, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and sold hundreds of millions of albums – but the rock icon says appearing on “American Horror Story: Coven” is “the most interesting thing” she’s ever done.
Access Hollywood caught up with Stevie while she promoted her new documentary, “In Your Dreams,” where she revealed what fans can expect regarding her upcoming guest appearance on the FX series.
“I got there on Saturday, I got the script on Saturday night. My assistant Karen read it out loud to me,” the 65-year-old singer told Access.
“I was horrified and terrified and scared because it’s such a scary thing,” Stevie continued. “I was really terrified and scared because I was reading it at Saturday night at two or three in the morning and I was supposed to go in there on Monday and have some idea of what [the script] had said.”
On the series, Lily Rabe’s Misty Day character is obsessed with Stevie and her music, something the singer found easily relatable.
“[Ryan] saw my music as Lily’s muse he saw this as this girl in the swamp, who was obviously raised by wolves or somebody and didn’t know anybody and had never met anybody – ever, in her life – and she was just out there in the swamp healing people and animals. And she had an 8-track of a bunch of Fleetwood Mac records and Stevie Nicks records and that’s all she listened to. So when she was upset – kind of like we all do, if you’re having a bad day, you put on your favorite artist and listen to them and they cheer you up,” she explained.
Initially, Stevie – who had previously worked with Ryan on “Glee” – pitched a simple cameo for herself on the show and Ryan expanded on the idea.
“’If you want me to just do a walk-thru, I can wear a really long black dress and look stunningly tall and fantastic,’” she said, recalling a phone call with Ryan. “The next thing I know, I’m going to New Orleans.”
Stevie said she was “sworn to secrecy” regarding the plot, but did offer up a detail that leaves the door open for future appearance on the award-winning series.
“I don’t die, I live through it,” she told Access. “I’m playing myself, but it’s a concoction of myself and it’s fantastic.”
Adding, “It’s probably the most interesting thing I’ve ever done!”
“American Horror Story: Coven” airs Wednesdays at 10 PM on FX.
-- Jesse Spero