Jessica Lange was in character as Joan Crawford on the set of the new Ryan Murphy series Feud in Hollywood, California Thursday.

Jessica Lange Films ‘Feud’

Lange was nearly unrecognizable while filming scenes for Feud earlier this week. Her typically blond hair was replaced by a wavy black wig that was pulled back in an up-do. As a dressed up Crawford, Lange was outfitted in a heavy, fur-lined coat and long white gloves.

Missing from the day on set was Susan Sarandon, who will be playing Bette Davis in the miniseries. Sarandon recently opened up about how she’s been experiencing some nerves about the project.

“I don’t know how it’s going to turn out. I’m doing Bette Davis next, with Jessica Lange playing Joan Crawford. . .I’m kinda scared,” Sarandon admitted during a Kering Woman in Motion conversation. “We’re doing a miniseries with Ryan Murphy about Hollywood and whether or not it has changed since those gals were trying to find their way through. So that’ll be a stretch and scary.”

Back in May it was announced that Murphy had set up a third anthology on FX following the successes of both American Horror Story and American Crime Story. For his third effort, Murphy plans on tackling famous feuds. The first feud he’s covering is that between iconic movie stars Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, and how they begrudgingly decided to work together on a project to save their struggling careers.

That project ended up being the Academy Award-nominated What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?. Throughout the filming of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the feud between the two leading ladies was as intense as ever.

Also starring in Feud are Sarah Paulson, Alfred Molina and Stanley Tucci. Feud is expected to premiere on FX in 2017.

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