Kim Kardashian is set to star in the 12th season of American Horror Story, and not everyone is excited about seeing her in the long-standing series. 

In fact, fellow AHS actor Patti LuPone spoke out against the reality star’s casting during an April episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, saying, “Excuse me, Kim. What are you doing with your life? Don’t get on the stage.”

Despite the backlash, Kardashian told Variety at the 2023 Met Gala that she was looking forward to the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “It’s really fun to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new and grow,” Kardashian said. “I’m so excited for the experience.”

The role in question was specifically designed for Kardashian, per AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy. He also said that there’s no denying the reality star’s influence. Aside from her signature reality shows, Kardashian has appeared both physically and vocally in a handful of films, including Disaster Movie, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, and Paw Patrol: The Movie. She also received critical acclaim for her Saturday Night Live hosting gig in October 2021. 

The 12th season of AHS will premiere this summer, and Kardashian is set to begin filming at the end of May. In the meantime, here’s everything you need to know about Kim Kardashian’s upcoming role.