As a member of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks is used to being in the spotlight. But the singer had never acted until last night when she fittingly made her debut on American Horror Story: Coven. It was only appropriate that the singer, who has more or less defined “witchiness” within the context of popular music, would make her debut on the witchy show in an episode appropriately titled “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks.”
For her appearance on the FX series, Nicks more or less played herself — a “white witch” who only wears black. Originally the show approached Nicks to see if they could use her music.”They said, ‘It’s our third season and we have a character in it, she lives in a swamp, you’re her only friend. Your music is her only friend,’” Nicks told E! Online. “I’m the person that [when] she’s upset, she’s unhappy—which she usually is—she listens to my music. I said, ‘Well, that’s fantastic.’ As a writer, what more can I ask for? I said, ‘Take it, take it all. Whatever you want, I’ll make it happen.’
However once Nicks watched the latest installment of the series, which has a different storyline each season, she approached the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, and asked if she could make an appearance. She told EW: “I would just walk through and go, “Hello, witches! Goodbye, witches!” I really thought that was going to be it. I had no idea that I’d be written in until I got to New Orleans.”
On last night’s episode Nicks gave some twirling lessons, doled out a special shawl to her biggest fan and even performed two songs: “Rhiannon” (“a song about an old Welsh witch”) and “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You?” (You can watch Rhiannon below, courtesy of Vulture.) If that’s not enough Nicks for you, Murphy has said that she wouldd be returning for another episode later in the season.