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American Horror Story's Adina Porter Opens Up About That Bloody Twist

When it comes to "American Horror Story," one thing is certain: every single character is at risk of dying at any given moment. This appears to be especially true for the show's tenth season, titled "American Horror Story: Double Feature." 

During the third episode of the season, Chief Burleson (Adina Porter) accuses screenwriter Harry Gardner (Finn Wittrock) of murder after his nine-year-old daughter Alma (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) was spotted with a bloody face. Although the police officer is right on the money, Harry — who has been draining people of blood after becoming addicted to special pills — denies the allegations. While Harry is away to quell his appetite, Burleson attempts to bring Alma into custody. Unfortunately, she is unaware that the child is also rather bloodthirsty and hiding a knife. By the time Harry comes back, the police officer's throat has been slashed.

During a recent interview with the New York Post, Adina Porter discussed Chief Burleson's horrific death. She explained that she "read the script without knowing which role [she] was assigned." Upon first read, she had an appreciation for the police officer "and hoped that was the one that [she] got."

"It is a bit of a surprise that someone who has been part of the 'American Horror Story' series for a while got killed off pretty early [in the season]," said the 50-year-old. Of course, Adina Porter had plenty more to say about her character's sudden departure.

Adina Porter hinted that Chief Burleson may return

While speaking to the New York Post, Porter also clarified that she is certainly no stranger to her characters dying. "It's a champagne problem, but I don't remember all of my [onscreen] deaths. I do die a lot!" However, she commended the scene for its impact and said that this was one of the best deaths she's been able to play.

When asked about the future, the actress also teased that fans could see Chief Burleson again, saying, "Well, there are scenes that I act in, and then there's what the editor creates. So, I'm never going to say never."

Porter shared similar comments about her character's gory demise during a September interview with GameSpot Universe. She noted that "as an actor," she felt that the death was "too soon." The actress then shared that she "just wanted to make the audience really fall for the Chief in what little time we had so when she was taken out, it hurt." The "True Blood" star stressed again that "anything can happen" in the world of "American Horror Story," so this may not be the last time viewers see Chief Burleson.