[SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE LATEST AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN!!!!]
Last night’s American Horror Story: Coven was a pivotal episode for Gabourey Sidibe’s Queenie. Not only did she get to school Madame LaLaurie’s decapitated head in black history via a screening of Roots (and Halle Berry’s B*A*P*S) but she also (seemingly) killed herself in order to protect Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) from witch hunter Hank (Josh Hamilton). EW talked to Sidibe about whether or not Queenie is really dead and her dream sitcom with co-star Kathy Bates (they even have a theme song).
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I don’t know what you can say, but is Queenie dead?
GABOUREY SIDIBE: Is Queenie dead? Well, that’s what I thought for a while, I thought that she was dead. She’s definitely sustained a lot of injuries to say the least. She should be dead. I never really even gotten the answer. I’m still currently working.
Okay, okay. So there’s a good chance we will see you again on Coven?
There’s a pretty good chance, yeah. I mean, I just got a new schedule, so… I mean I definitely get shot up, but it almost doesn’t mean anything, the way we play the death, Denis O’Hare died a few episodes ago. He’s around still.
Ryan Murphy told me the scene where you screen Roots for LaLaurie was one of his favorite moments this year. Was that fun for you guys to shoot?
It was, it was one. I will say it’s very, very awkward to do a scene with just Kathy’s head. It was very strange. I had questions for weeks ahead, like was I going to be talking to a soccer ball? Or am I just going to talk to Kathy? Even then it was still strange, very strange, to have a full dialogue, and the continuation of the relationship between these two characters, but just a head!
Were you guys cracking up doing the scene?
It was pretty ridiculous. It was very hard for me to get past, just not like see the rest of her body. I tried to do certain things with her head like I would scratch her nose and she wouldn’t be able to stop me,. I’d pull her hair. I would play Three Stooges with her face and she couldn’t’ do anything about it.
So do you know what happens in the finale?
I don’t. No one knows. Nobody knows. I mean, I’m sure [the writers] know, but they know better than to tell us. I get really excited, [laughs] so I don’t know, I don’t even have an idea of what goes on in the finale, and I actually don’t want to know. I don’t really trust myself with that kind of information.
Do you have a theory on who the Supreme is?
I do. But as soon as I do, there’s some evidence that suggests that that theory is wrong, and so just as much as we’re keeping the audience guessing who the next Supreme is, we’re all guessing. We all have conversations where we’re like, “I think you’re the next Supreme.” “No I think you’re the next queen because this blah blah blah.” We think about it the same way the audience does. And we don’t have any solidified ideas yet.
You and Kathy Bates need a sitcom or something.
Well we were talking about doing a sitcom called Gabby and the Head. [Laughs] Where she and I get an apartment together in Seattle, and she becomes an online English teacher—no History teacher. We talk about it all the time, we have a theme song and everything.
I love that!
I would totally watch that.
[Sings] Gabby and the Heaaad, dun dun dun dunna nanana. And then we both smile and sing.