By Christopher Rosen
Updated October 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Warning: Spoilers ahead for episode 3 of American Horror Story: Hotel

The latest episode of American Horror Story: Hotel ended with twist. Kathy Bates’ Iris died by suicide, only to be given new life by her son Donovan’s blood. So does that mean Iris now suffers from the show’s “form of hemophilia,” a.k.a. vampirism?

Speaking at the first-ever EW Fest on Saturday, Bates confirmed Iris’ fate while discussing what American Horror Story: Hotel uses for blood on set (it’s corn syrup).

“I try not to drink any of that,” Bates said of the corn syrup, before adding, “I have to drink it soon.”

As for her onscreen relationship with Donovan, played by Matt Bomer, Bates isn’t sure she would describe the mother-son duo as “unpleasant.”

“I thought we were complicated and troubled,” Bates said to EW’s Tim Stack.

Both Bates and Bomer participated in the Ryan Murphy & Friends panel at EW Fest, alongside Scream Queens cast members Lea Michele, Emma Roberts, and Keke Palmer. More info on the panel can be found here.

Episode Recaps

American Horror Story

An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and a hotel.

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  • 9
  • TV-MA
  • Ryan Murphy
  • FX
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