Ryan Murphy in Trouble: Angelica Ross big Revelation on black cast-led American Horror Story idea

    Angelica Ross alleges Ryan Murphy ghosted her on a proposal for a Black lead cast in "American Horror Story", costing her a potential role with Marvel Studios.

    Angelica Ross (Source: NBC News)

    Angelica Ross (Source: NBC News)

    It's said that the real horror in Hollywood isn't on-screen but behind the scenes. And if the recent uproar around Ryan Murphy and Angelica Ross's correspondence – or lack thereof – is any indication, there might be some truth to that.

    From Glamour to Ghosting

    “American Horror Story”, the brainchild of Ryan Murphy, has graced our screens for over a decade on FX, keeping fans on the edge of their seats. Now, as Season 12 aptly titled "American Horror Story: Delicate" unfolds, it's Murphy's off-screen dealings that are turning heads.

    Ryan Murphy (Source: ABC News)

    Angelica Ross, a seasoned member of the "American Horror Story" ensemble, took to Twitter to share a chilling tale. She revealed an email trail with Murphy from mid-2020, discussing the thrilling possibility of an all-Black lead cast for an AHS season. Murphy's initial enthusiasm was evident, with mentions of featuring Black talent prominently. Ross, ecstatic with the chance, pitched in ideas for potential co-stars. But then, the trail went cold.

    Ross paints a picture of months of uncertainty, stating, "It’s not JUST that the idea changed. Things change all the time." Her frustration isn't with a change of plans but the opaque communication that left her in limbo. She reached out one final time in early 2022, only to be met with deafening silence from Murphy's end.

    A Marvelous Miss

    American Horror Story (Source: Harpar Bazaar)

    But the plot thickens. Ross wasn't just twiddling her thumbs during this time. She had a significant opportunity knocking from Marvel Studios. "I had been auditioning for THREE YEARS for Marvel," Ross passionately shared in a subsequent tweet. Due to her commitment and expectations from the "American Horror Story" project, she ended up sidelining a Marvel role, not once but twice.

    For the fans of "American Horror Story", the series offers a thrill with every twist and turn. But for Angelica Ross, the real-life turn of events feels straight out of a script – filled with anticipation, uncertainty, and missed opportunities. While the fate of Ross's Marvel dream remains uncertain, this episode casts a long shadow over Murphy's reputation in Tinseltown.

    (Several parts of the text in this article, including the title, were generated with the help of an AI tool.)