'American Horror Story' star Leslie Grossman reveals that her character this season has a surprising RHONY connection
Leslie Grossman who plays Coco revealed in a recent interview that her character on 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' is partially inspired by a Real Housewife of New York.
Can you believe that the Instagram famous influencer Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt was actually inspired by a Real Housewife? Actress Leslie Grossman who plays the bratty, self-involved and extremely shallow character on 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' revealed in a recent interview that Coco was partially inspired by 'RHONY's Tinsley Mortimer. Coco is all about the cushy life on the show and is even the first one to leave Santa Monica after the bomb hits. She told Nylon, "I like Tinsley and, here's a little scoop I can give you: There are shades of Tinsley in my character this season, and there were moments where I thought of Tinsley when I was doing things." She added referring to the season 10 reveal where Housewife Carole Radziwill said that she and Tinsley weren't really on fantastic terms. She said, "I think Tinsley is misunderstood; I think she is incredibly sweet and I felt terribly for her about what happened at that reunion."
Tinsley Mortimer is a socialite and television personality. She started her career as Vogue's Beauty Editor and then moved on to making cameos in TV shows. She eventually joined the cast of 'The Real Housewives' in the ninth season. The series originally focused on Luann de Lesseps, Bethenny Frankel, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer, and Jill Zarin. The cast currently consists of de Lesseps, Frankel, Singer, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley, Mortimer, and Barbara Kavovit.
Leslie has been pretty vocal about her love for the show in the past and has gushed over just how much she loves 'RHONY's Sonja Morgan and 'RHOBH's Lisa Rinna. In this interview, she also admitted that her favorite Housewife is none other than Bethenny Frankel from 'RHONY'. "These women are the gift that keeps on giving... I have to say: I'm Team Bethenny," she said.
She continued calling one Housewife's behavior "pale". "I'm gonna be honest, I have to draw my line in the sand. I thought Dorinda's behavior was just beyond the pale. It really, really was—and I really love Dorinda! And I was sad to see how truly nasty she got. But, look, denial is not just a river in Egypt."
In the recent episode of 'Apocalypse', Leslie's character was stabbed in the head by her ex and then brought back to life by one of Sarah Paulson's characters this season, Cordelia Goode. It turns out that Coco was a witch all along - or rather, had the spirit of a witch inside of her. Witch or not, her dramatic antics always felt like it would fit right in with a reality show and now we know why!
'American Horror Story' airs every Wednesday at 10 pm on FX.