What is Leslie Grossman’s best American Horror Story role?
When it comes to Leslie Grossman’s Margaret Booth, we start off by thinking she is nothing more than an innocent victim looking to reclaim their power. But it doesn’t take long to realize that this is a false narrative.
Margaret is a ruthless woman. She is conniving and dangerous, while also seemingly having no conscience and no real sense of right or wrong. And that is just the beginning of what makes this character rather impressive, if terrifying.
In AHS: 1984, it turns out that she is the real killer, framing someone else for her crimes and then turning them into a killer. It is truly astonishing the depths to which she fell in order to be on top. But it wasn’t just about being above others, it was about power, money, and in some cases fame.
And the fact that she seemed so unbothered by what she had done that she actually went back to the original scene of the crime more than once is proof that it was also about getting away with literal murder without impunity.
Even in death, Margaret did her part to be evil, and that made her character a worthy contender for the best of the best in the American Horror Story universe. Of course, I admit to having not been upset in the least when she met her demise because she was truly awful.