Exclusive: American Horror Story Casts French Actress in Major (and Mysterious) Season 2 Role

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Lizzie Brocheré American Horror StorySeason 2 of American Horror Story is going to have a French accent.

After an exhaustive search that spanned multiple continents, French actress Lizzie Brocheré has won the pivotal new series regular role on the FX thriller, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Last month, AHS producers put out a casting call for a femme fatale named Gia. Described as a fierce, ferocious, extremely sexual and dangerous wild-child sexpot, the character — billed as a nemesis for Jessica Lange — was likened to Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted.

According to an insider, Brocheré — known in France for her decidedly NC-17-rated film work — will be playing a revamped version of that role. “The part been changed considerably,” says the source, who declined to provide specifics of the revamp.

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Little is known about AHS Season 2, save for that it will be set on the East Coast and bring back Jessica Lange (who originally played Constance), Zachary Quinto (Chad), Evan Peters (Tate), Sarah Paulson (psychic Billie Dean) and Lily Rabe (doctor’s wife Nora), all as new characters. Maroon 5 frontman and Voice coach Adam Levine will also appear in an arc as one half of a couple referred to as “The Lovers.”



Comments (76)

  • She looks so much like Elizabeth Olsen!!

    Comment by Dkzigs – April 11, 2012 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • when is season 2 going to be tv

      Comment by angi – April 14, 2012 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought it was an Olsen at first, which wouldn’t have been awful. But after looking her up, I’m confident she’ll work my favorite show.

    Comment by anthonynewhall – April 11, 2012 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to a new season, hopefully it will be as addicting as the first!

    Comment by Maria – April 11, 2012 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • someoone tell me when it starts please

    Comment by Lisa Magni – April 11, 2012 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to season 2 —-even though Dylan McDermott won’t be back :-(

    Comment by Cindy – April 11, 2012 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • who cares….Evan Peters is coming back! <3 :)

    Comment by mandi – April 11, 2012 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Tate was my favorite character:)

      Comment by Kristin – April 11, 2012 12:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hello wife?

        Comment by P-N-FL – April 11, 2012 12:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • What? No, I’m pretty sure I’m Evan Peters’ wife. He just doesn’t know it yet lol.

          Comment by Temis – April 11, 2012 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • The only actor I’m a bit sad isn’t coming back is Taissa Farmiga. Her and Evan worked really well together. And it would have been cool if they had switched the roles and she could have been the crazy one and he could have played the sane one. I hope she guest stars in the future.

            Comment by Fee – April 12, 2012 04:45 AM PDT  
  • Anyone know when the new season starts? I can’t wait any longer!! UGH!!

    Comment by Daphne – April 11, 2012 11:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i know thats what i want to know. i really hope this season is as good as the first. I love this show!!!!!

      Comment by SAUNDRA – April 11, 2012 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • yes i hope so also ,because first seasson will be hard to beat

        Comment by lalola – April 11, 2012 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You by chance wouldn’t be Daphne Wong from California?

      Comment by P-N-FL – April 11, 2012 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So looking forward to Season 2! Miss my AHS.

    Comment by Jaynut – April 11, 2012 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lisa, i read on wikipedia that itll start shooting in late july to premier in october. i dont really rely on wiki much since its changed so easily, but thats all ive seen so far.

    Comment by mandi – April 11, 2012 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought she was Olsen too. This should be interesting!

    Comment by peggy harkness – April 11, 2012 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • my fave show even above mobwives can’t wait for season 2

    Comment by ginamarie – April 11, 2012 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When does it return????

    Comment by Cheryl Ann Eichelberger-OLeary – April 11, 2012 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Season 2 starts October 2012.

    Comment by Angela – April 11, 2012 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GAAAAAAAAAH! I NEED MY AHS BACK!

    Comment by Jackie – April 11, 2012 11:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for October (if this is true) but it sounds about right.

    Comment by peggy harkness – April 11, 2012 11:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I just can’t see where season two is going to go? The family members are all dead…are they going to haunt all new tenants that move in? It just kinda seems like it ruined the whole plot of the show…I’m just sayin’!!

    Comment by Mary Diaz – April 11, 2012 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s going to be a completely different story. Not set in the same house with any of the original characters. The above article said it’s going to be set on the east coast as well.

      Comment by lulu – April 11, 2012 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There will be an entirely new location, new plot line and new characters… actors from the first season will be completely different characters this season. I’m betting it’s a mental institution or something along those lines.

      Comment by Lisa – April 11, 2012 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s my guess, too. The characters are inmates and staff of a horrible mental institution. This French actress is playing a character like Gia (Angelina Jolie) and Jessica Lange is Big Nurse.

        Comment by Temis – April 11, 2012 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • As I understand it, it will be an entirely new storyline with all new characters. I’m not sure how I feel about that, but agree that they couldn’t do much more with the existing storyline.

      Comment by Jill – April 11, 2012 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When does the new season start? I’m having withdrawals……..

    Comment by Jessica – April 11, 2012 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t wait for it’s return

    Comment by Dee – April 11, 2012 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah when is it gonna air???

    Comment by Melissa – April 11, 2012 11:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • @Mary- It’s an all new story line. The Harmon story line is completely over. New setting, new characters, new story.

    Comment by lhollern12 – April 11, 2012 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The new season is set in a hospital…..totally new storyline

    Comment by lynn – April 11, 2012 11:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Adam levine is in the new season! Yum yum.

    Comment by Nicole – April 11, 2012 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Though I am very excited for the new season, I have to say I wish they would not change the character Tate in any way what so ever. I loved that character the best. Hopefully by the middle to end of the season he will back to his old self.

    Comment by Barbara Dunleavy – April 11, 2012 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I WAS STUCK AS SOON AS I SAW THE FIRST EPISODE. I LOVED IT AND WAS UPSET WHEN IT ENDED AND AM REALLY EXCITED THAT THEY ARE COMING OUT WITH A NEW SEASON, OH YEAH CAINT WAIT IM TOO EXCITED :)

    Comment by JENNIFER – April 11, 2012 11:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It just won’t be the same… different house, different cast (mostly), different story all together. I’m thinking nothing will top season 1, it was amazing! The best Horror show on t.v., PERIOD!! :)

    Comment by Melissa Spadaro Kahler – April 11, 2012 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you 100%. The first episode was so intense and unexpected and it just got me hooked. I loved the whole story line and characters…i will give season 2 a fair chance, but i somehow doubt it’ll live up to the first, and my interest win wane, or it will be totally stupid, seeing the same actors but now supposed to be completely different characters, and i’ll just stop watching altogether. which sucks.

      Comment by Rachel – April 11, 2012 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yeah that first episode had me hook, line, and sinker!! I just wonder how they can rework some of the same characters to different roles with a new story-line? I absolutely LOVED Jessica Lange’s character! I WILL BE WATCHING THOUGH!!!

        Comment by lori – April 11, 2012 05:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Maybe we’ll be suprised, the writers are obviously brilliant. I agree tho, I was addicted at the first episode.

      Comment by Mitch – April 15, 2012 07:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHAT TATE ISNT COMING BACK AWWW MAN THAT JUST RUINED IT FOR ME I LIKED HIM :(

    Comment by TIFFANY – April 11, 2012 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope she can speak English properly. The reason I said this is because when I’m watching something, I don’t want to guess what the person is saying, and especially if the dialogue is important to the plot/character. In “Inception”, I could hardly understand a lot of what Cotillard was saying, and that took me out of the movie a lot when she’s onscreen for such a dense movie (same as Watanabe). So this is not a racist thing, it’s just a personal/language thing. So, sometimes it’s also very hard watching a movie set in the American South, esp if the character is speaking in a thick southern accent.

    Comment by Ty – April 11, 2012 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Personally, I’m glad the Tate character is over. However, very happy to see the actor return, a very talented young man. I’m curious to see if they set season 2 in Boston with a young psychology intern, named Ben….

    Comment by Kimberlie – April 11, 2012 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It makes sense that it would premiere in October because it was right before/around Halloween when season 1 aired

    Comment by Michelle Hammond – April 11, 2012 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Set on the East Coast but has all the old characters that are stuck at the West Coast house? Doesn’t make sense.

    Comment by knitv – April 11, 2012 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • IT has already been stated that they are playing NEW characters in a NEW storyline.

      Comment by xy77boy – April 11, 2012 08:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So many people can’t actually read an article and pay attention to detail…too eager to start complaining about the things that they overlooked in the article. It says those ACTORS will be returning but as ALL NEW CHARACTERS. As for Season 1 being too good to top, people always say things like that but Im willing to bet if they were able to make something so awesome for the First Season, then they will outdo that for the Second one. Writers brains don’t stop working after they write one season and Im sure they also want to top their previous work as well..

    Comment by Mike – April 11, 2012 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I completely agree. I’m really excited to see what the writers are going to do with this season. Something tells me that its probably going to be a lot better than the first season anyways. A lot of the actors have already worked with each other, and the writers obviously know what they’re doing.

      Comment by brittany – April 11, 2012 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • AGREEED..cheers

      Comment by Mike Legere – April 11, 2012 11:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • when does the new season start???

    Comment by ashley haggaes – April 11, 2012 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • French Horror Story?

    Comment by Chiara – April 11, 2012 03:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AWw taisaa farmiga was like my favorite…. :( but does anyone know the exact date this show is airing?

    Comment by R – April 11, 2012 03:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Im bummed it won’t be the same people/story line! But it’s kind of exciting that it will be sort of like watching a whole new horror movie! As long as they have the same writers, it will be amazing!

    Comment by Samantha – April 11, 2012 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i hope season 2 is as good as the first offten when new players are brought in its not as good and this is my fave show and im going crazy waiting for the new season, hope for the best ;)

    Comment by amanda – April 11, 2012 04:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • when does it start?

    Comment by tiffany – April 11, 2012 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh hell yes. Love this show and SUPER happy Evan Peters is returning, luuurrrvvee him!

    Comment by Anngeline – April 11, 2012 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will greatly miss Dylan and his (mostly) nude scenes, but will continue to watch.

    Comment by Alison – April 11, 2012 07:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Damn, no Moira. That’s a big disappointment.

    Comment by Pete – April 11, 2012 09:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • adam levine should stick to singing..dont taint a good series

    Comment by Mike Legere – April 11, 2012 10:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • great to hear that the a new season of American horror story is being made really enjoyed season 1 and that Spartacus and Xena have finished can’t wait so hurry it up.but no Moira come on the young version outstanding bring her back she was great.

    Comment by terry – April 13, 2012 04:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Does anybody here know how to do a “Bring Back Moira” campaign?

      Comment by Pete – April 13, 2012 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When is it going to start I’m dying to start watching season 2

    Comment by korina – April 14, 2012 05:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • please someone tell me when season 2 begins i’m dying to see it!

    Comment by Kym Martin-Brown – April 14, 2012 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • gutted no Taissa Farmiga. She couldve totally nailed this role, too. She’s so pretty in real life, not as Biolet. Great actress. Bailing season 2 now.

    Comment by missorls – April 17, 2012 08:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so psyched that it’s coming in October I just hope that it is not hokey–I was worried that the first one would be and it totally exceeded my expectations–let’s just hope that they (the writers) can keep it up!!!!

    Comment by Lisa – May 11, 2012 07:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I didn’t see anything about the young Moira. Too bad. I guess I’ll give the 2nd season a try anyway.

      Comment by Pete – May 13, 2012 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • no reply wtf

    Comment by precious neiley – June 13, 2012 06:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m really excited and can hardly wait for season 2. I am really interested in how this story line will play out and how it will end and fall into season 3. Although I am unhappy that a few of the cast members will not be returning I am confident the fast will be outstanding! I love Adam and can’t wait to see him perform as an actor. He is a very talented man and super sexy. Not to mention, they call it “ACTING” for a reason. Hurry up and get here October!!!

    Comment by Shawna – July 8, 2012 12:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
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