What is Mare Winningham’s best American Horror Story role?
When it comes to side characters who make an impact, even in small ways, Mare Winningham always seems to deliver. And in American Horror Story: Hotel, we get more than just a small impact. In fact, as Hazel Evers, Winningham is the character that really keeps the mysteries of the hotel from going any further than the rooms themselves.
Ms. Evers is the laundress for the Hotel Cortez which means she is the person who gets the blood and other bodily fluids out of the linens. So it is basically her job to get rid of a lot of the evidence at the hotel.
After losing her child to a murderer on Halloween, she became the willing minion of James March, the owner of the hotel, who is himself a murderer. In fact, Hazel Evers was one of March’s last victims (before he basically became a ghost in the hotel) during his lifetime. But, he killed her at her request.
Ms. Evers is in many ways the right-hand woman for March and she has no problem cleaning up after him and protecting him in any way she can. At the end of the day though, Hazel Evers is a ghost, just like so many others living in the Hotel Cortez and that means that her actions are in many ways very limited.
She may be the laundress of the hotel, but she is so much more than that. Evers is in many ways the backbone of the Cortez and the one person who has stood by James March no matter what.