Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:53:12 +0200
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The Supreme On Her Most Challenging Role Yet
Sarah Paulson has described her role in American Horror Story: Freak Show as her "most challenging so far".
The actress will appear in the new season in a dual role as conjoined twins Bette and Dot, which has made things "doubly difficult" for the actress.
In the previous three seasons of American Horror Story, Paulson has played a medium, a reporter hunted by a serial killer, and a witch blinded by acid.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about her new role, she said: "It is the most challenging so far. There's the inherent reality that everyone knows that I do not have two heads. So we're asking the audience to go with us on this journey.
"We're asking everybody that's a fan of the show, like people who are with the show, so I have anxiety because I just want so much for everything about it to work that people forget that they're watching something that they know isn't real and that they buy it and they believe it.
"I think that's why these two girls seem like two different creatures. It's hard to find all the colour and variation and nuances. It's hard to play one person with all of those things going on. It's obviously doubly difficult to do it when you are trying to give shading and characterisation to two people. And I have a southern accent also."
Paulson also said that she believes Freak Show to be the best season of Ryan Murphy's horror series to date.
"I do know from an artistic standpoint... as a reader when I read the scripts, the stories are so rich and complicated and it's just so fascinating. I can't imagine it not being something that people embrace.
"I think from a creative standpoint it's got that feeling of Asylum, in that it's really about something: this idea of being a forgotten soul in the world that's just been cast aside. Everybody feels like that at some point in their lives. It's something that I think has a tremendous amount of currency. It feels very honest about what it means to be a person."
American Horror Story: Freak Show will premiere in the US on October 8 on FX, and return to UK screens on October 21 on FOX.
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