‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Books World’s Smallest Woman for Role

The world’s smallest woman, Jyoti Amge, will join the upcoming season of FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” The show, in its fourth season, will take viewers sixty years back and down to Jupiter, Florida and center on the last remaining freak shows of the 1950s.

Showrunner Ryan Murphy tweeted the announced on Wednesday afternoon alongside a picture of Amge in Jessica Lange’s arms. Amge will appear alongside lead Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy and Gabourey Sidibe.

According to the “Guinness Book of World Records,” Amge measures up at 2’ 0.6” tall. She has a genetic disorder call Achondroplasia.

Amge is not the only recent addition to “AHS’s” cast. The show has also brought singer Patti LaBelle on board, announcing her addition to the show on Tuesday afternoon.

The new season is set to premiere in October.

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  1. Reblogged this on HORROR BOOM and commented:
    Didn’t see Ryan Murphy going in this direction, but he did! This photo was (heavily) doctored in Photoshop; that is, unless a character trait of Jessica Lange’s “Elsa Mars” is that her hands and wrists are bigger than her head (even though they made her head larger, too). We’re not trying to ruin the fun, it’s just distracting how waaaay out of proportion her hands and wrists are. We’re not doubting that Jyoti Amge is the world’s smallest woman, just saying hey went a little apeshit manipulating the photo, and we’re having trouble focusing on anything but Ms. Lange’s giant hands. We can’t wait to see more!
    Also, Patti Labelle’s casting was recently announced. We would have got that information to you faster, but it was the same news cycle that broke Robin Williams passing (and the shockingly tragic circumstances surrounding her death), so everyone was kind of preoccupied (and sad). No word on who LaBelle is cast as, but we’ll keep an eye out!

    Both will be wonderful additions to the cast. Now let’s cross our fingers that Naomi Grossman returns as Pepper (we’ve heard a rumor–someone on a message board said that they heard that Ms. Grossman’s name showed up on a casting sheet, but we don’t want to get our hopes up until it’s confirmed. I bet she’d love to reprise the role, and the character has a huge fan base, so it could happen!

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