Thursday, January 09, 2014

#AmericanHorrorStory Coven Finale Ep. to feat "Stevie Nicks music video extravagaaaaanza!"

'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy talks Stevie Nicks' debut on 'Coven' and which witches are actually dead 
by Tim Stack
Entertainment Weekly

The “White Witch” finally made her much-anticipated debut last night on American Horror Story: Coven. Yes, the one and only Stevie Nicks popped up as a pal of Fiona’s and gave the Miss Robichaux ladies a little private concert. Elsewhere, Nan, Joan and (maybe?) Misty perished. Plus, Marie did an awesome thing her tongue. EW talked to co-creator Ryan Murphy about all this and more, like which witches are gone for good.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Let’s talk about Stevie first. Did she have a blast? How did she feel about the experience?

RYAN MURPHY: She did have a blast. She was nervous because she’s never acted. But it’s one of those weird things where you mythologize somebody for months and months and months in the scripts and then you tell the actors “Oh by the way, that person is coming.” So the anticipation for her on the set with the cast and the crew was great and everybody wanted to meet her and take pictures with her and talk to her. She’s one of those ladies that’s so gracious. She’s just an amazing soul and kind. I love that she did those songs. She just had a ball. She was also very interested in the acting part of it so she spent a lot of time on set watching them and really getting into it. Everybody couldn’t say enough good things about Stevie Nicks nor could I. She’s a great person.

How did you come up with which songs she sings?

I chose “Rhiannon.” At the end, I definitely knew I wanted her to do “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You” which is one of my favorite songs. I thought it oddly applied to the Jessica Lange character where Fiona has had all these great opportunities and squandered them and is just looking for some peace after her horrific acts. So that was great and Stevie loved that idea. And “Rhiannon,” we put that in the script months ago and at that point I hadn’t even imagined Stevie could do the show. That song is very witchy and fun.

Now, everyone at home can learn to twirl like Stevie Nicks.

I’ve seen her in concert and Stevie Nicks is famous for her twirling and her shawl changes. I said to the writers, “Do you think Stevie would have a sense of humor about this?” Knowing her I thought I think she’ll go for it and she did. Nobody twirls like Stevie Nicks.

Lily is a pretty good twirler.

All the girls watched Stevie Nicks on repeat to get that twirl down, believe you me. And she’ll be back still?

Yes, she’s the complete cold opening of the last episode.

Can you say if she sings?
Oh yes! Yes! It’s a Stevie Nicks music video extravagaaaaanza!

Continue to the full article at Entertainment Weekly

Check out the two videos in this post of Stevie singing Rhiannon and Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You.


  1. Different version of Rhiannon. You could tell she was a little nervous but she still sounded great.

  2. they talked a lot in the show about the seven wonders... anyone that is a stevie fan knows stevie has a song called seven wonders........ will that be part of the last show!!!!!!!! emma Roberts character brought up the "seven wonders" many many times last night, I thought for sure that would be the second song.... but I don't see how that song cant be part of the show..... even if its just the music in the background..... stevie has so many great songs she doesn't perform anymore.... its great this show gets to bring some of her music back!!!!!!!!

  3. I doubt Seven Wonders will be a part of the show... as Stevie didn't technically write the song - Sandy Stewart did. Stevie added a verse and became a co-writer... therefore, it would be a shared credit and I don't think that will play out in this scenario.

  4. Wasn't Stevie's writing credit on Seven Wonders only because she misheard Stewart's "on down the line" as "to Emmeline" and it sounded so mysterious and - for want of a better adjective - so STEVIE, that they kept it in? In any case I totally agree Seven Wonders should be part of the final episode in any way. I am so glad also that Stevie had the sense of humour to allow herself after the trouble she went through with the term in years gone by to be referred to, on no uncertain terms, as a WITCH! Her acting debut was a delight and she looked incredibly beautiful.

  5. Actually, that version of "Rhiannon" is on her Enchantment 3-disc set.

  6. Rhiannon seemed a bit disjointed but after reading they did 16 takes to film it from every imaginable side, I'm sure different takes were edited together. Or she emphasized certain lyrics for the scene to go with the storyline. Will you win? Seemed to stand out and makes sense from the competitive stand point...

  7. I loved that Stevie embraced her inner witch and shared that with the world.

  8. Here's how I predict the outcome of the finale: Stevie is voted the "Supreme" because no one is more supreme than "The Magical Stevie Nicks"!

  9. As far as Stevie's "acting" went she looked a little nervous when she said "You must be Misty", but she looked totally confident when she said "I'm Stevie Nicks" !!! Love her sooo much & looking forward to the last episode.