American socialite Kim Kardashian is working with an acting coach to prepare for her role in horror series American Horror Story: Delicate—her first scripted on-screen stint in a decade.
In an interview with Variety during the Met Gala, Kardashian said they'll start shooting her parts at the end of the month, though production is already ongoing. She didn't give much details about her undisclosed role, which was reportedly written specifically for her.
“It’s really fun to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new and grow," Kardashian, 42, is quoted as saying. "I’m so excited for the experience.”
She added that it's a "challenge" to take acting lessons, but stressed that likes to challenge herself.
Kardashian first came to public attention as a member of heiress Paris Hilton's entourage, but gained global notoriety with the release of a sex tape.
She had since rose to fame as a reality television star, particularly in the long-running Keeping Up with the Kardashians series and its spin-offs in which viewers get insights into the lives of the uber-wealthy family.
Kardashian has also built a business empire selling lingerie and beauty products. Her now-dissolved marriage with Kanye West had a high-profile status for years.
Outside of her reality TV work, she appeared in a few movies in the late 2000s, including parody Disaster Movie in 2008 and romantic drama Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor in 2013. She recently voiced a character in animated comedy PAW Patrol: The Movie.
Kardashian is also reportedly pursuing a career as a lawyer, even wanting to quit the limelight altogether.
American Horror Story is known for its ever-changing high-profile cast. Previous stars have included Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, and Angela Bassett.
Delicate, the 12th season of the series, is based on the upcoming novel Delicate Condition by Danielle Valentine—the first time that an American Horror Story will be based on a source material.
The novel reportedly tells the story of a woman who “becomes convinced that a sinister figure is going to great lengths to make sure her pregnancy never happens.”
Other Delicate cast members include Emma Roberts, Matt Czuchry, Cara Delevingne, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, MJ Rodriguez, and Odessa A’zion.