Well more than a year after Harry’s Law got cancelled, Kathy Bates is still game to pluck the Peacock for its treatment of the two-and-done David E. Kelley legal drama.
“I think they treated us like s–t,” the Academy Award-winning actress blurted at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour, where she was promoting her turn on FX’s American Horror Story: Coven. “They kicked us to the curb. I think they disrespected our 7 to 11 million viewers every week” — albeit with barely a 1.0 demo rating — “and I think they’re getting what they deserve.”
To her credit, Bates — who was responding to a question about being lured back to series TV by Horror Story‘s certain pedigree — at first declined to give her former employer any mention. But obviously, seconds later, thought again. Which was awesome, especially couched in the Memphis native’s Southern accent, which she said has resurfaced during the course of filming AHS in New Orleans.
On AHS: Coven, which premieres in October, Bates plays Madame LaLaurie.