Why Sarah Paulson Calls ‘American Horror Story’ the ‘Biggest Gift’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Actor Sarah Paulson attends FX

Let’s be trustworthy. American Horror Story followers can’t think about the FX anthology collection with out Sarah Paulson. The actor appeared in eight of 9 seasons, solely skipping out on 1984. Now, she’s coming again in season 10. But why does the Ratched star proceed to return? Recently, Paulson shared why AHS is the “biggest gift” to her profession.

Sarah Paulson will seem on 9 seasons of ‘American Horror Story’ after season 10 

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Paulson might have starred in eight seasons of American Horror Story, however she’s performed over 10 totally different characters, from Murder House’s Billie Dean Howard to Apocalypse’s Wilhemina Venable. And as talked about, the actor will return for AHS Season 10. 

“I can confirm that I will be in next season,” Paulson advised The Wrap in January 2020. “I have no idea what it will be. But I’m not coming back as a guest part. I will be a central character.”

Paulson can even be directing the AHS spinoff collection. That stated, the actor doesn’t know whether or not she’ll seem within the new present. But it appears she would nonetheless step as much as the plate if requested.

“There’s no American Horror Story spinoff, film, play, projection from area that I’d not need to be part of if I could possibly be,” Paulson advised The Hollywood Reporter in May. 

Sarah Paulson discusses her work on ‘American Horror Story’

Actor Sarah Paulson attends FX's "American Horror Story" 100th Episode Celebration at Hollywood Forever on October 26, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
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Since making her American Horror Story debut, Paulson has pursued different tasks. However, she all the time returns to the FX collection. Then when talking with Harper’s BAZAAR in September 2020, Paulson revealed AHS stays the “biggest gift” of her profession, because it permits followers to see her in a variety of totally different roles.

“The greatest reward I’ve ever been given in my working life has been what my being on American Horror Story has made permissible with my relationship with an viewers,” she stated. “They don’t expect any particular thing with me. That’s afforded me a tremendous amount of freedom.”

Now, Paulson’s feedback might not come as a shock. Back in 2019, the 45-year-old spoke with GQ and delved deeper into why AHS permits her extra artistic freedom. She famous actors on long-running exhibits are sometimes typecast. But that doesn’t occur with the present co-created by Ryan Murphy. 

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Paulson stated:

If you’re on a present for seven or eight years taking part in the identical character that folks love, and also you tried to. as an actor, step outdoors of that and play one thing else in a film or one other tv present, generally the viewers will get very protecting of it. And they resist it. 

Whereas on American Horror Story, I’ve performed so many various components. And it’s a part of what the viewers likes about watching the present is seeing all of the totally different actors taking part in various things yearly. I feel it permits for extra elastic creativity and a willingness on their half to purchase it once we play one thing totally different. They’re already down with that. And meaning, hopefully, I’ll get to do work into my dotage in a means which may be more durable if there was a sure project placed on me. 

For now, it’s clear Paulson will keep concerned with the American Horror Story universe. She’s already set to return for AHS Season 10 and plans to direct the upcoming spinoff. But no matter occurs, we’re excited to see the place Paulson’s profession takes her subsequent.

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