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Throwback Thursday: Jessica Lange

In honor of last night's American Horror Story: Coven season finale (atta girl, Cordelia, I knew you had it in you), I'd like to do a little "Throwback Thursday" post about that time I sat across the aisle from Jessica Lange on an airplane and for those 3 hours felt what Heaven must be like. During this period of time, I posted the follow series of updates to my Facebook:


  • Sooooooo Jessica Lange is on my plane. This is the best thing to ever happen at Memphis International Airport. And I do mean EVER.

  • GUYS... I just got moved to First Class. JESSICA LANGE IS ACROSS THE AISLE FROM ME. Thank you Delta Airlines for making this dream come true.

  • I bought the in-flight wifi so I could live update about Jessica Lange. She's reading the Arts and Leisure section of The New York Times. Now I must also.

  • Jessica Lange is resting. She deserves it. She has 2 Oscars. She's also wearing leggings as pants which makes me feel EXPONENTIALLY better about MY choice to wear leggings as pants today.

  • Jessica Lange has awoken from her brief siesta and moved on to the Travel section of her New York Times. Because why not?

  • The plane has hit major turbulence, but Jessica Lange maintains control and sips her beverage with grace and poise. I've spilled twice. I must learn her ways.

I will never forget her. She will forever reign as my Supreme. WHAT. A. WOMAN. Okay... I'm going to stop fan-girling.

With Grace and Good Humor,

My name is Mary Lane Haskell and my two "claims to fame" are that I have Dolly Parton's fax number and that Reese Witherspoon once liked a post on my Instagram.  I am an actor, a writer, and a profound Chipotle enthusiast making my way in Los Angeles while trying to stay true to my family's southern roots, all with grace and a touch a good humor.  I'm so glad you're here!


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