Olympian Gus Kenworthy is switching his skis for a script.
The freeskier will portray Emma Roberts’ boyfriend on season nine of “American Horror Story.”
Showrunner Ryan Murphy made the big announcement on Instagram writing, “That special moment when you realize you have an Olympic medal AND will be playing Emma Roberts’ boyfriend on ‘American Horror Story’ Season 9.”
Kenworthy confirmed the news reposting with the caption, “I guess the cat’s out of the bag… I’m 👏🏼 So 👏🏼 Fucking 👏🏼 Shook 👏🏼 ILYS.”
On Twitter, the openly gay athlete joked that he’s prepped for the role because he “played ‘straight’ for the first 23 years of my life.” Kenworthy publicly came out as gay in 2015.
Interviewer: So how did you prepare for this role?— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 7, 2019
Me: I actually played "straight" for the first 23 years of my life… https://t.co/suRyBfRE3Q
There’s been no word on the plot of season nine. So far, only Kenworthy and Roberts have officially been announced as cast members.