Emmy Chat: Join 'American Horror Story's' Angela Bassett on Wednesday

Emmy Chat: Join 'American Horror Story's' Angela Bassett on Wednesday
Actress Angela Bassett joins us live in the newsroom to talk about directing the Lifetime movie "Whitney" and starring in "American Horror Story." (Michelle Maltais)

Angela Bassett has been in the acting game long enough to have played a wide range of characters: protective mothers, doctors and who can forget her Tina Turner? But two seasons on FX's "American Horror Story" have added to the spectrum in considerable ways.

In the show's fourth installment, subtitled "Freak Show" and centered on one of the last remaining freak shows operating circa 1950 in Jupiter, Fla.,  Bassett plays the three-breasted performer Desiree Dupree. An about-face from her "American Horror Story: Coven" character, sorceress Marie Laveau, in more ways than one.

We'll talk to Bassett about what those differences are — and what the "Freak Show" set must have been like when the cameras weren't rolling — when she drops by the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday for a live-streaming chat at 2 p.m. PDT.

We'll also be taking your questions, which you can leave in the comments section here or tweet to us using the hashtag #askLATimes. See you Wednesday and in the meantime, take a look at our other Emmy Contender conversations.

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