American Horror Story’s Sarah Paulson Reveals More About Her Conjoined Twins Characters

With American Horror Story: Freak Show inching towards its October 8 air date, we’re receiving more information about the characters, the setting, and the premise of the upcoming fourth season. The first person to leak a bit of information was Sarah Paulson, when she teased that she would be playing two characters this time around.

Paulson’s tweet opened the gates for more information and we learned that she will be playing conjoined twins Bette and Dot. In fact, Paulson’s characters are the only ones we have a specific production still for. While Jessica Lange tweeted a photo of herself with character and smallest woman Jyoti Amge, nothing official has been released by the production.

That said it sounds like Paulson was given a bit of a leash by creator Ryan Murphy as she opened up even more about her character to Entertainment Weekly. According to the actress playing conjoined twins is a great challenge.

“It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, without a doubt, both physically and emotionally, because the way we’re doing it, I go back and forth between both girls without any break.”

Dot and Bette’s first day

— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 17, 2014

Talking about switching in and out of characters Paulson said:

“I’m not able to just play one thing out. I have to switch constantly. It makes me feel like patting your head and rubbing your stomach and you’re not sure what you’re doing anymore.”

However, when all is said and done the American Horror Story actress is thankful for being able to play an array of characters throughout the series.

“It’s hard, but glorious also. There’s no other place that I’d ever get to do what I’m doing right now and that’s the truth.”

It looks like fans are very excited to see what Bette and Dot will have in store:


As we previously reported American Horror Story: Freak Show will feature outcasts or “unusuals” performing in the last surviving freak show which is run by German ex Pat played by Jessica Lange.

In addition to Lange, Paulson joins returning cast mates Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett.

If you need more American Horror Story: Freak Show in your life then check out the teaser below:

[Image via Twitter]