Patti Lupone slams Kim Kardashian being cast in 'American Horror Story' season 12: 'What are you doing with your life?'

Patti Lupone slams Kim Kardashian being cast in 'American Horror Story' season 12: 'What are you doing with your life?'
Kim Kardashian and Patti Lupone.Araya Doheny / Getty Images / Evan Agostini / Invision / AP
  • Patti Lupone slammed Kim Kardashian's casting in "American Horror Story" season 12.
  • Speaking on "Watch What Happens Live," Lupone said the role should have gone to a full-time actor.

Broadway star Patti Lupone has criticized Kim Kardashian's casting in the upcoming season of "American Horror Story."

Earlier this month, Kardashian and Emma Roberts were the first actors to be cast in season 12 of the FX anthology show. Lupone has appeared in the show in the past, as well as other Ryan Murphy-produced shows like "Pose."

On Sunday's episode of "Watch What Happens Live," guests Lupone and John Leguizamo played a game where they were asked whether they cared about certain news stories about celebrities.

When the casting came up, Lupone was quick to say that she does give a damn and she does not like the casting. She said that she thinks Kardashian is taking the role away from full-time actors.

"Excuse me, excuse me, Kim. What are you doing with your life? Don't get on the stage, Mrs. Worthington," Lupone added, making a reference to the Noël Coward song.


Leguizamo added: "Whatever she said, I double the emotion."

While the "American Horror Story" role may be Kardashian's biggest acting role to date, the SKIMS founder has made several appearances in TV shows and movies in the past.

Most recently, Kardashian voiced a poodle named Delores in the "Paw Patrol" movie in 2021, and is set to reprise the role in a sequel.

The full cast for "American Horror Story" season 12 has yet to be announced but The Hollywood Reporter said earlier this month that "The Resident" star Matt Czuchry will also appear.

The show's cocreator Ryan Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter that Kardashian's role was written "especially" for her.


"Kim is among the biggest and brightest television stars in the world and we are thrilled to welcome her to the 'AHS' family," Murphy said. "Emma and I are excited about collaborating with this true force in the culture. Halley Feiffer has written a fun, stylish, and ultimately terrifying role, especially for Kim, and this season is ambitious and unlike anything we have ever done."