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Lizzie Brochere talks Grace Bertrand in American Horror Story: Asylum

30 September 2013

Check into Briarcliff as the second terrifying slice of the Emmy-award winning anthology show American Horror Story: Asylum comes to Blu-Ray and DVD on 23 September 2013 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The year is 1964 as we’re introduced to the doctors and nuns who occupy the asylum alongside Nazis, mutants, innocents and serial killers who all make up the fabric of patients. These include Sister Jude (Emmy award-winner Jessica Lange - Cape Fear), Dr. Arthur Arden (James Cromwell - L.A. Confidential), Dr Oliver Thredson (Zachary Quinto - Star Trek) and Kit Walker (Evan Peters - the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past), a patient assumed to be the notorious masked serial killer Bloodyface. As journalist Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson - Martha, Marcy, May Marlene) visits Briarcliff intent on exposing its mistreatment of patients, she unearths unthinkable horrors that could end with her very own imprisonment.

Meanwhile, in the present day, two young adults visiting the now-derelict asylum are stalked by another incarnation of Bloodyface...

Asylum see’s cast returns from the brilliant Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) and Dylan McDermott (Olympus Has Fallen) who are joined by new additions James Cromwell and Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love). There are also guest appearances from Ian McShane (Deadwood) and Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, all who complete the stellar cast line up.

From the creators of Glee and Nip/Tuck, every new episode of American Horror Story: Asylum brings a fresh amount of insanity-fuelled shock, horror and gore to surprise even the most hardened of fans. This season has earned more rave reviews than its predecessor, earning three nominations for the upcoming Emmy awards including Best Actress (Lange), Supporting Actress (Paulson) and Supporting Actor (both Cromwell and Quinto).

Authentically stylish and scary as hell, be sure to visit Briarcliff when American Horror Story: Asylum comes to Blu-ray and DVD on 23 September 2013 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Be warned: once you enter, you may find it impossible to leave.


Beautiful name, hard environment for Grace.  I'm curious when you first were approached to be part of this very unique TV landscape did you have any trepidation about it?

Oh, no, I was excited.  I was really excited.  It is a twisted place to be in but the world is a big asylum isn't it?


Why is this show so popular with audiences?  It's not an easy show to describe.  What hooks the audience in so quickly?

Everyone finds what they find.  Me, what hooks me up is that there is something behind the horror.  There's also something that talks about the twisted kind of fears of our society, actual society nowadays and takes the risks to really confront them.  That's what gets me.


How was the show presented to you?

It was presented very, very like that.  It was presented as saying this year it's going to take place in an asylum in the 60's and it's going to be held by Jessica Lange who's going to play a sister, nun.  That's how it was presented.