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Angela Bassett begins her third American Horror Story season this fall – this time as a sexy actress in creator Ryan Murphy’s fifth installment, American Horror Story: Hotel.

“I play Ramona Royale,” Bassett revealed at the recent Television Critics Association press tour. “My character is this fabulous actress of the day. I don’t live at the hotel, but I visit very often.”

Bassett also calls her character “sexy, but not in a drug addicty kind of way,” referring to Murphy having described the theme of this season as “dealing with addiction.”

Below, Bassett talks about this being her third go-round as part of the successful franchise, and getting to work with her partner-in-crime Kathy Bates.

“American Horror Story: Hotel” premieres Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. on FX.

Watch the first teaser below:

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