Hello, everyone! Sarah is covering the new issue of Flaunt Magazine featuring a new photoshoot and interview.
Flaunt Magazine – As an editor at Flaunt the job is rarely straightforward. They say jump, you say how high? If the boss says, “We’ve got confirmation on the motorcycle for the Paulson shoot tomorrow, we need to find a kitten ASAP,” you say, “What breed?” I admit, this was a tall order even for Flaunt, but come 9 a.m. the next morning I am signing adoption papers. Full disclosure, I lied to the Pasadena Humane Society. I adopted a kitten with no intention of keeping it—but don’t be so quick to judge me. Within an hour of putting that orange tabby in my car, I was holding him in my arms and crying, “I promised I wouldn’t let myself fall in love with you,” like he was the most beautiful prostitute at the Moulin Rouge.
An hour later, I arrive at the chateau-style mini-mansion anachronistically located in the heart of Koreatown, Los Angeles. I’m holed up in the foyer bathroom with the cat, keeping him well out of clawing distance from the thousands of dollars of Rodarte tulle in the hallway. There’s a knock on the door, our fashion assistant tells me Sarah wants to meet the kitten. I present him with the ’ah zebenya!’ fanfare of The Lion King. Paulson takes him in her arms. Lots of purring and awwwwws coming from both Sarah and her partner Holland Taylor; two women I’ve just about worshipped for nearly a decade. They each give him a little smooch goodbye before Sarah departs for hair and makeup. I feel like the pope just kissed my newborn son.
I meet Paulson again three days later at a restaurant in the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, this time with no livestock in hand. It’s 82 degrees, and she’s wearing a sweater, overcoat, and beanie. “I like to be cozy,” she says, calling it out before I have a chance. “I’m from New York. I’ve lived here for years but I haven’t figured out the whole LA thing.”
Sarah Paulson is maverick! Paulson features in Esquire’s annual celebration list of those who aren’t afraid to go against the grain.
Is there any role Sarah Paulson can’t inhabit? She’s played conjoined twins, a medium, a witch, and a journalist—and that’s just in the American Horror Story universe.
The actress resists categorization on the red carpet, too, where she’s shaking up Hollywood’s predictable fashion scene. At the London premiere of Ocean’s 8, she wore a pink Valentino gown that was equal parts arty and feminine, then went punk for the New York premiere in an electric lime-green Prada number. “I look like a giant highlighter,” she later joked. We call it a bright spot. If anyone knows Paulson at her core, it’s Ryan Murphy, with whom she’s collaborated nonstop since Nip/Tuck in 2004. The partnership isn’t likely to end anytime soon. “He makes me feel seen,” Paulson says. “You don’t leave somewhere where you’re being celebrated and challenged. It’s like being in a marriage that works.” That marriage has garnered Paulson six Emmy nominations, and a win for American Crime Story.
Paulson’s back on the big screen next fall as part of the stellar cast of The Goldfinch. She will also return to another Murphy project—playing Nurse Ratched in a Netflix series exploring the origin story of everyone’s favorite battle-ax. We bet you’ll hardly recognize her. —A. W.
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Hello, folks! It’s the summer press tour for the Television Critics Assn. and the day started with good news as FX executives announced the renew of American Horror Story 10th season that will air in 2020.
Later, Sarah joined her American Horror Story co-star and executive producers to discuss the new season, Apocalypse, with the journalists. And we learned that Paulson will direct the sixth episode of the season, which will see the return of Jessica Lange and is going to play three characters: Venable, psychic Billie Dean Howard and Supreme witch Cordelia Foxx.
“The story begins with the end of the world and then our world begins,” executive producer Alexis Martin Woodall said of “American Horror Story: Apocalypse.”
Adding that the story for the eighth installment of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series “starts in the real world [in a] very tangible and familiar [place],” Woodall noted that in launching a tale about the apocalypse, what becomes important is “What’s the fantasy of what happens next?”
“If we’re still here, the world didn’t totally end,” she said.
“American Horror Story: Apocalypse” is the murder house and “Coven” crossover season, which means characters from both will appear. Paulson shared that she will actually be playing three characters this season, including psychic Billie Dean Howard and Supreme witch Cordelia Foxx.
“Cordelia is the Supreme for now. At the beginning of our story, that is the title she still holds. I don’t know how long that is going to last,” she admitted.
But given that “it’s the apocalypse in the truest sense of the word,” Paulson continues, the Cordelia audiences will meet in this season is not having as much fun as in the past.
“Enjoyment is a not possible at his particular juncture at the story. She’s not running around snorting cocaine like her mother and throwing young riches against the wall, though she may like to be doing that,” she said.
Read more at Variety