You have to admit that it's pretty damn cool when an American icon who otherwise stays out of the limelight sees the significance of her role in an influential drama and is willing to step out of the shadows to bring fantasy to life.
Stevie Nicks is just such an idol.
As American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy tweeted this morning:
Guess who's visiting the Coven? The legendary Stevie Nicks!
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) November 12, 2013
Character Misty Ray (Lily Rabe), who has the gift of bringing things back to life, idolizes Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac. She dresses like Stevie and considers her the greatest white witch of all time. Her portrayal is eerily similar to the images I grew up with of Nicks in videos and watching the story unfold with all of her idol worship has been a real treat.
Rabe spoke with Vulture about both her and Misty's views on Stevie Nicks. "Well, I'm pretty obsessed with her, too. It’s been delicious. It’s not that Misty just wants to look like Stevie or listen to her music. She’s quite isolated and lonely, and she has this love affair with Stevie," Rabe said. "Stevie is her idol and the lyrics are her mantras that she lives by. She’s looking for someone to help her understand why she is the way she is, so in that way her soul is nourished by Stevie. It’s not a superficial obsession, it’s a deep love. And yes, you will see some shawls."
Expect to hear a lot more Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac in the weeks ahead. Do you think she'll appear in a dream or will someone conjure her up? Who cares? What an amazing get.