Sarah Paulson: Series star says FX show unnerves her
NEW YORK -- For those who get creeped out watching "American Horror Story: Asylum," don't worry. You're not alone. Sarah Paulson, one of its stars, says the show's dark and twisted story lines can unnerve her, too.
"I can't watch it at night and I'm on it," the actress said in a recent interview. "There are some people who like to be scared and I understand that, but I am not one of those individuals. ... I am not interested in being terrified before I go to sleep."
"American Horror Story: Asylum" is the second season of the FX show, which is described as an anthology series. The season finale aired Wednesday night. Paulson's character, Lana, found herself wrongfully committed to a mental institution for being homosexual.
The finished product may be unnerving, but the 38-year-old actress loves being part of the show, so she's agreed to come back for season three.
"It's a rare thing to say ‘yes' to something having not seen the script and having no idea what the part is gonna be. If you're on a show for seven years playing the same character, you can have a hard time doing other things. With this show, all the actors get to come back and everybody gets to play a different person. ... "
TALK TO US
If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.