After its terrifying, record-breaking premiere, "American Horror Story: Asylum" (Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX) gets even creepier in Episode 2. Though there are plenty of returning "AHS" actors, the show's breakout star is French actress Lizzie Brocheré, who plays Grace, a mysterious patient who takes a liking to Kit Walker (Evan Peters) from the get-go.
Below, Brocheré talked to HuffPost TV about Grace's budding relationship with Kit, the show's religious message, some Episode 2 spoilers and about being horrified on -- and off -- the "Asylum" set.
What scares her the most? "You haven't gotten to that part yet," she warned.
Is "American Horror Story" is your first major American project?
Yeah, it is.
What was the audition process like?
I sent an audition tape from France. My audition process was very casual. [Laughs.] It was two scenes that had nothing to do with the show -- one was from "Nip/Tuck," the other was from "Girl, Interrupted." Both were very provocative and a lot of fun to do. So I sent my tape and they flew me in two weeks later for a meeting and that was it.
You mentioned one of the audition scenes was from "Girl, Interrupted" and when the role of Grace was first announced, the character was described as being modeled after Lisa, Angelina Jolie's character in that movie. Do you still think there are a lot of similarities between those two characters?
No. I think they're actually very different. They are [similar] because she's supposed to be a bit sexy, I guess. [Laughs.] But it's changed a lot since then and Grace does not have the same story as Lisa at all. She's not there for the same reasons.
So what else can you tell us about her story and why she's there? Basically all we know of Grace is that she's at Briarcliff because they think she chopped up her family.
What else can I tell you? [Laughs.]
... That won't get you killed or fired.
Hmm. That won't get me killed or fired ... You'll figure it out. It's coming.
Is there an episode that will focus more on Grace and her backstory?
Yes. It's going to be in Episode 4.
Is that your favorite episode of what you've filmed so far?
Yes, that one that was really great for my character because it's when Grace's story is a bit more revealed. So that was one episode that I liked doing because that's a moment where Grace gets out of her mysteriousness, which I love. But after a while, you're like, "Come on. Who are you?"
Do you we learn about her through flashbacks or does she open up to someone in Briarcliff?
All of that, maybe. [Laughs.]
With Grace knowing the ropes at Briarcliff so well, it seems like she's been there for a really long time.
For a while, yeah. Well, it doesn't have to be a long time. It's just that she's tried a lot of things and she's already figured out what Kit and Lana [Sarah Paulson] are going to figure out.
Is she 100 percent certain that Kit's not Bloody Face? She seems to trust him instantly.
Well, she's been accused wrongly of murdering her family so I guess the idea of what people say people have done, that's not where she finds her trust in people. Trust can be a little bit more instinctive and I think that's what she feels for Kit.
There's a lot of potential for the two of them. Will they have some love scenes?
I don't know. You'll see! [Laughs.]
"Asylum" has a major religious element. Were you raised with a strong sense of religion?
I was raised Catholic. My family's Catholic. What I think about the show is that it's not a portrait of religion in general. It's a portrait of a certain type of religion -- certain excesses of religion that exist. But at the same time, we're not saying that all nuns are like Sister Jude [Jessica Lange]. And actually, I think, as the show goes on, it's not strongly against religion -- it's pretty much criticizing science in the same way. I don't think we're making a statement that science is horrible. It's just fanaticism.
The show has a lot of different horrifying aspects -- serial killers, aliens, etc. Which element scares you the most?
The aliens are pretty scary. But we don't know where it's going. I don't know where it's going and we're on Episode 8 now. You learn a little and a little and a little. But I don't want to say it scares me the most. What scares me the most? You haven't gotten to that part yet.
Is it difficult being on a show like this and leaving work at work and forgetting about it when you go home?
I have been scared, especially because I moved here to LA for the show so I don't have many friends. At the beginning, it was a very lonely place to go home to. So at night, I was like, "Ah, ah, ah!" You have to keep your lights on, but it's getting better. [Laughs.]
And a couple light spoilers about Episode 2:
What about Grace's relationship with Lana? After Episode 2, I'd imagine they're not on good terms.
I think she would definitely kill her if she had a chance. [Laughs.] No, I'm kidding. The thing is they're going to have to work together. You don't have many people who can be part of a team in the asylum. But since I think Grace goes on instinctive trust, I think it's going to be hard to trust Lana again.
Will she try to convince anyone else that Kit is innocent?
I don't think anyone would ever believe Grace either, you know? [Laughs.] She's not really in a position to say anything.
"American Horror Story: Asylum" airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.