Newswire: Kathy Bates sets up camp on Ryan Murphy’s Feud

On this most recent season of American Horror Story, Kathy Bates has been seen running around, drenched in blood, screaming bloody murder, and also crowing about the importance of being an actor. Naturally, Ryan Murphy saw that and thought, “Yeah, that’s not too far from what it was like being friends with Bette Davis.” TV Line reports the showrunner and sentient combination of ADHD and a drag queen’s storage closet has hired Bates to join his latest limited series for FX, Feud, in which the actor will play Hollywood actor and Davis confidante Joan Blundell.

It’s a fitting bit of casting: Like Blundell, Bates is a renowned actor with more than 100 credits to her resume. And in Feud, which revolves around the heated real-life rivalry between screen icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford (to be played by Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, respectively), she’ll get …

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