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For American Horror Story: Freak Show star Kathy Bates, getting to explore the creepy world of the show is a dream come true.

"I remember going to the fair when I was a kid, and I always wanted to go into freak show [but] my parents would never let me," she says in the video below. "So it was this mysterious place I never saw when I was growing up."

American Horror Story adds Fargo's John Carroll Lynch as Freak Show villain

Set in Jupiter, Fla, in the 1950s, the latest installment of Ryan Murphy's anthology series chronicles life at one of the last remaining freak shows in America. Sarah Paulson plays two-headed Siamese twins Bette and Dot Tattler,Jessica Lange plays Elsa Mars, a German expat who manages the freak show, and performers Effil Darling and Desiree Dupre will be played by Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett, respectively. Michael Chiklis joins the cast as Wendell Del Toredo, the ex-husband of Bates' character and the current husband of Bassett's.

But will Bates and Bassett's characters will be rivals like they were in Coven? Watch the video below to find out:

American Horror Story: Freak Show premieres on FX in October.