We don’t know a lot about the new season of American Horror Story beyond the name – American Horror Story 1984 – but we do know there will be a new face on the show! Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy has a part in the anthology series this fall, making his acting debut.
According to PopSugar:
Kenworthy’s character — still unnamed — will be the boyfriend of series staple Emma Roberts’s newest character. Murphy made the announcement on his Instagram back in February, posting a picture of Kenworthy with the caption announcing his casting:
“That special moment when you realize you have an Olympic medal AND will be playing Emma Roberts’ boyfriend on American Horror Story Season 9.”
Kenworthy also got in on the announcement, re-sharing Murphy’s post on his own Instagram with the giddy caption:
“I guess the cat’s out of the bag . . . I’m ?? So ?? F**king ?? Shook ?? ILYSM @mrrpmurphy ???’”
Kenworthy is an freestyle skier from Telluride, Colorado, who competes in slope style, halfpipe, and big air. He competed at both the Sochi and the Pyeongchang Olympics. He is well known to have brought attention to the stray dog problem in Sochi when he stayed behind after the Olympics for more than a month to bring back a family of stray dogs to the United States. He is also a passionate LGBTQ rights advocate, and kissed his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas on live TV during the Games.
This is not Kenworthy’s first time on TV. He was also a cast member on the MTV series The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros, as well as a guest on Top Chef, and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.
Check out the teaser trailer for American Horror Story: 1984 below:
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