Any fan of American Horror Story knows that actress Sarah Paulson is put through the wringer every season. Although she’s been the sole survivor each season, her characters haven’t had it good. This season, she had the honor of playing not one but two characters — conjoined twins Bette and Dot.
During the season, Bette and Dot have dodged death once, but what are their odds of surviving until the very end of this season? Actress Sarah Paulson recently weighed in on their future on this season of American Horror Story during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
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“I have hope that they will survive the season only because I love them so much, and the idea of having to film something like that is quite terrifying to me, actually. Call it method, call it what you want, but there’s no way when I’m doing these things to not imagine that they’re real and true.”
“This is American Horror Story, and people have to die. It’s not a world in which anyone is ever safe. Do I like that so far I’m the only actor in the history of American Horror Story to survive every season? Yes I do. Is that going to last? I really don’t know.”
— Variety (@Variety) December 10, 2014
So far there’s no word if Paulson will join the next season of American Horror Story. So far she’s incredibly busy, and was recently announced for Ryan Murphy’s new anthology series, FX’s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Paulson is going to take on the role of prosecutor Marcia Clark while Cuba Gooding Jr is set to play O.J. Simpson.
According to the announcement, this series will be one season of a series that will look at different angles of the O.J. Simpson case. Murphy is set to direct the project.
As for what inspires the actress, she reveals it’s the ability to push herself.
“That’s the place I feel the most alive as an actor: When I’m having to push myself to go toward something that isn’t comfortable for me or something that I don’t have a tremendous amount of experience [with]. It’s an opportunity to do better work.”
Between American Horror Story and the new O.J. Simpson project, Paulson is on the right track to doing just that.
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