Lady Gaga is embracing her inner darkness as she steps into the world of FX's American Horror Story.
Gaga recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about her upcoming role in American Horror Story: Hotel, the horror anthology's fifth season.
The singer turned actress told EW that after embracing more light-hearted, mainstream fare recently, such as her jazz duet album with Tony Bennett and her tribute to The Sound of Music at the Oscars, it's good to go back to the art of darkness again.
"I've just been weeping while I'm here because I have returned to something I've believed in so much, which is the art of darkness," Gaga said. "It's not something that everyone understands, but, for the people that do - Horror Story fans, my fans - there is a true connection between us, and it's a language within itself."
The eccentric performer is playing Elizabeth a.k.a. The Countess, a socialite who owns the Cortez Hotel and is obsessed with art, fashion and people. She maintains her figure by drinking human blood, according to the report.
"I prefer the term 'ancient blood virus,' " AHS boss Ryan Murphy said. "It's really a form of hemophilia, in a way."
The upcoming season will have a different feeling than season's past, with this being the first without star Jessica Lange.
"There's a chance to do something Jessica would not have done," Murphy said. "So it's a different tone. But it's still the show - make no mistake. I think it has what people want."
Sarah Paulson, who is playing a drug addict in the upcoming season, spoke to how different this season will feel.
"There's something about this season that's got real heat to it. It's pulsating. Every season has a different tone or a color. And I think this year for sure would be blood red," Paulson said.
American Horror Story: Hotel premieres Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.