Sarah took the EW Pop Culture Personality Test – watch it HERE
I’ve updated the Stunning Sarah Paulson Gallery with the caps from the last two episodes of American Horror Story.
I’ve updated the Stunning Sarah Paulson Gallery with the screencaps from the last 3 episodes of American Horror Story.
Sarah Paulson’s good-witch character, Cordelia, got a face full of something bad on this week’s “American Horror Story: Coven.” We caught up with the magnetic star of the hit horror series this week, but Paulson remained tightlipped regarding the mysterious contents of that jar — which were flung at Cordelia by someone disguised in all black — and precisely how the attack affects her. “I want [the fans] to be like, ‘What was that liquid? What’s going to happen? What is it? Nobody knows,” Paulson told us. But you won’t have to wait long. In Episode 5, ” Burn, Witch. Burn!” we will not only find out what’s in the jar, we’ll also find out specifically how it changes Cordelia.
Paulson did share that the abrupt incident in “Fearful Pranks Ensue” was a major turning point for her character: “What happens at the end of Episode 4 with the liquid in my face sort of alters the course for Cordelia. Your life is irrevocably changed when somebody perpetrates a horrible act of violence towards you for reasons you don’t know. You become a different person.”
Uh, right away in the first episode you call Ms. Jessica Lange, the great dame of “American Horror Story,” the b-word.
She tried to kill my cat! She was literally going to poison him without a thought.
But, seriously, was that an intimidating thing? I mean, it’s Jessica Lange. You say it with such force too!
Nooo. Because the truth of the matter is. I’ve known Jessica since 2005 and have acted with her since then. She is absolutely my acting idol. But I think because I’ve done this with her now, I’m beyond the point of being afraid of her. I’m always in awe. But the fear has kind of subsided. So I’m able to call her a … with great confidence because I know she can take it. There’s nothing I can throw at her ever that could make her feel destabilized, so knowing that you can kind of let it fly.
Well, let’s talk about getting into the character of Cordelia. First, considering how last season played out, was it just a relief to be in nice clothes?
Uh, heck yeah, it is. It’s extremely fun to be glamorous. But I’m glamorous in a completely opposite way that Jessica is. It’s very buttoned up.
When do you know what’s the right film, play, or job to take?
I think it’s just always a roll of the dice, even if on paper it’s got all of the elements that you think you would need to have anything to be remotely good. And sometimes it still doesn’t work out that way. And other times, I did Martha Marcy May Marlene and [director] Sean Durkin had never done a full length feature before. But a short film of his had won the top prize in short film competition at Cannes. I took a risk on it even though he was a filmmaker there was no sort of proof that he had the goods, except for that short film. And it turned out to be great. I got very lucky that he was so extraordinary and the movie turned out so well. But sometimes it doesn’t always work like that, even in the best of circumstances.
To me, I try not to think about the result of it and I try to think about the experience I want to have. I wanted to work with Jeff Nichols and Steve McQueen because I had loved Take Shelter, and I had loved Hunger, and I had loved Shame. I thought I’ll do anything to be a part of these movies. I wish there was some kind of magic wand to help you figure out what thing was going to end up being great, but I just don’t think it works like that.
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I’ve updated the Stunning Sarah Paulson Gallery with the screencaps from the season premiere of American Horror Story.