By CASSIE CARPENTER
13th November 2013
She crafted an ethereal, mystical persona as the shawl-twirling frontwoman of Fleetwood Mac.
And Stevie Nicks will make her acting debut as the ‘White Witch’ on an upcoming episode of American Horror Story: Coven.
Series creator Ryan Murphy made the announcement on his Twitter page Tuesday, writing: ‘Guess who’s visiting the Coven? The legendary Stevie Nicks!’
The 65-year-old rock goddess – born Stephanie – was already a major source of inspiration for the show’s necromancer witch, Misty Day.
Lily Rabe, who plays Misty, is just as obsessed with the eight-time Grammy nominee as her ethereal character.
‘If I meet her, I actually think I might die on the spot,’ the 31-year-old actress told Entertainment Weekly.
‘I don’t get that crazy about a lot of people. I’m usually pretty cool, calm, and collected. But I don’t know if could behave properly. I love her so much. She’s just a beautiful creature.’
According to Celebuzz, Stevie ‘comes to meet her biggest fan and maybe sing with her’ on episode 10.
Eight of Nicks’ songs will also be used this season, including Edge of Seventeen and Rhiannon.
Murphy first connected with the Gold Dust Woman singer when they used her music for his Fox series Glee.
‘I called Stevie Nicks and first I said, “I want to use you in the show,”‘ the 47-year-old producer told EW.
But she was very resistant because from the beginning of her career people who are in the Wiccan community had given her a hard time thinking she was a witch and she got a lot of scary fan letters. She didn’t like the darkness of that, and I explained to her the part and she’s like, “Aw f***, let’s just do it. OK, I love it.'”
Stevie suddenly found herself with more free time after Fleetwood Mac were forced to cancel their tour Down Under due to bass player John McVie’s cancer treatment.
Nicks and her band won’t take the stage again until December 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
American Horror Story: Coven – which recently got renewed for a fourth season – currently airs Wednesday nights on FX.