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Sarah Paulson covers Flaunt and talks about meditations on pessimism and Coca-Cola

Sarah Paulson covers Flaunt and talks about meditations on pessimism and Coca-Cola

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.”

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Sarah Paulson on ‘American Horror Story’ Challenges and What’s Ahead for Season 8

Sarah Paulson on ‘American Horror Story’ Challenges and What’s Ahead for Season 8

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Even Sarah Paulson, who is an Emmy winner (for American Crime Story) and who was a five-time nominee (for American Horror Story), acknowledges that in the era of Peak TV, anything can happen when it comes to TV’s biggest night.

I wasn’t nominated last year for American Horror Story and sometimes that happens, where a show has been on for a long time and the voters just start to move on,” Paulson told The Hollywood Reporter when speaking about her sixth Emmy nomination this year. The nod, for her role on FX’s American Horror Story: Cult, came as somewhat of a surprise. “There is so much content and so much extraordinary work happening on television these days. I wasn’t unaware that the nominations were happening, but I wasn’t expecting to hear my name.”

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Sarah Paulson and Sandra Oh Talk ‘Forward Motion’ but ‘Long Way to Go’ for Female Roles

Sarah Paulson and Sandra Oh Talk ‘Forward Motion’ but ‘Long Way to Go’ for Female Roles

Variety-Somehow, despite their long careers in the industry, Sandra Oh and Sarah Paulson have never met. They’ve both worked for two of the most prolific creators on television, Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy. They’ve both done the Emmy dance before — Oh’s nomination for “Killing Eve” is her sixth, while Paulson won the trophy back in 2016 for “ The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” and just earned her seventh nom overall for the latest iteration of “American Horror Story.” But television is a peripatetic business, which found both on sets all over the country, if not the world, throughout their working lives.

What do awards mean to you?

Sarah Paulson: I could pretend it’s meaningless. I couldn’t pretend it doesn’t thrill me because it’s cooler and you don’t want to give too much weight to these things, because to me the work itself has been the reward. But I can’t deny that doing any work that is recognized or appreciated is meaningful to me, and to be recognized by other actors is obviously very meaningful and also maybe it means I will get to continue doing it for more years, which is always going to be the goal. It sure doesn’t suck! I can put it bluntly like that.

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Coverage: San Diego Comic Con 2018

Glass headed up to SDCC to preview its upcoming sequel. This engaging panel featured cast discussion and an exclusive trailer. The panel was moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown and Sarah was there alongside her co-stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and Anya Taylor-Joy., plus director M. Night Shyamalan.

Below you can find photos in our gallery.

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Sarah Paulson: Ocean’s 8 is a fantasy

Channel 24 It’s been more than 10 years since an Ocean-led crew has conned their way to millions of dollars.

Now a new gang is banding together to carry out the ultimate heist.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:

Joining Bullock as the title eight are Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter.

Paulson who plays Tammy a former black market traded who has traded the black market for the supermarket. She looks for all the world like a typical wife and mother unless you look in her garage, full of stolen merchandise.

Sarah sat down for a Q&A about her role in the film, the dynamic between the cast and what it was like to film at The Met Gala.

What drew you to Ocean’s 8?  

One day, [screenwriter / actor] Danny Strong, who wrote Game Change and was good friends with [Ocean’s 8 director/co-screenwriter] Gary Ross, texted me, asking if he could give Gary my phone number.  Gary called me about two minutes later, and then within a few days, he sent the Ocean’s 8 script to me.  Gary then asked if I wanted to be a part of it – as if I could say no!

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Sarah Paulson teases ‘American Horror Story’ Season 8 crossover: ‘My character is something I’ve never done on the show before’

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As fans of “American Horror Story” eagerly await more spoilers about Season 8, which will be a crossover between “Murder House” (Season 1) and “Coven” (Season 3), Sarah Paulson teased this little nugget of information in our recent interview: “My character is something I’ve never done on the show before.” Hmm, does that mean she’ll be playing a brand new character? Have we truly seen the last of her former roles, “Murder House’s” medium Billie Dean Howard and “Coven’s” supreme witch Cordelia Foxx? Watch our “AHS” Season 8 discussion above, which begins at the 12:08 mark.

Paulson declares, “I can confirm now that I’ve read it all that Ryan Murphy has said publicly about the hybrid nature of the tone. [It’s] a real combination of sort of earlier days of ‘Horror Story’ in tone mixed with the newer versions of things. I think he’s kind of doing something again where he’s reinventing it, and its exciting. My character is something I’ve never done on the show before.”

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‘Ocean’s 8’ cast Interviewed by ‘Today Show’

Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina sit down with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb to talk about their heist film “Ocean’s 8” and the challenges faced by women in Hollywood, including the pressure to be thin: “The big elephant in the room is the media,” Blanchett says. Kaling calls the film “a great summer movie.”

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Bustle: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Star Sarah Paulson Is Ready

Bustle: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Star Sarah Paulson Is Ready

Sarah Paulson is gracing the cover of Bustle’s latest digital issue, which is her first ever digital cover story.

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Sarah Paulson is killing me. I’ve asked to read the text chain she has going with her Ocean’s 8 co-stars (weeks before it was reportedly deleted), and though she’s given me a firm “nope” because she doesn’t “want to get kicked off the chain,” she’s now holding her phone a foot-and-a-half from my face, offering a glimpse of the thread but scrolling too quickly for me to actually fix my eyes on a single word.

“There’s hearts,” she narrates. Swipe. “We’ve got Helena Bonham Carter giving us some emojis.” Swipe. “Mindy Kaling hearting things.” Swipe.

I stop her. Was that a photo of Rihanna in her new lingerie?

“Yeah, probably,” she says. “But then there’s also this.” She scrolls back to what looks like a dollar-store ad for nasal spray, moving her screen a cautious few inches closer to my face. I assume it’s a meme (earlier she’d told me Anne Hathaway “is the meme queen” of the group) but struggle to decipher its meaning. That’s because it’s not, in fact, a meme. “This is a sinus rinse that we can use if we’re feeling stuffy and puffy,” Paulson explains.

While a recommendation for “saline nasal irrigation” is hardly as provocative as Rihanna in lacy underthings, Paulson says it sums up what one might find in what she calls the “Ladies of O8” chat if one were allowed a proper perusal. “We had a press day where we were all involved and it was sort of like, ‘Well, what does one wear to these things?’” Paulson says. “Everybody started firing off, ‘I’m wearing pants,’ ‘I’m wearing a skirt.’ It was a very typical girlfriends thing to do.”

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Ocean’s 8 Press Conference and Photocall

On May 22, Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina gathered together at the Temple of Dandur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) for a press conference to promote the film Ocean’s 8. Ou gallery has been updated with high quality images, take a look!

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The Ocean’s 8 Cast Never Thought A Movie With So Many Women Would Get Made

At an Ocean’s 8 press conference Tuesday at the Temple of Dandur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sandra Bullock confessed that, when she first heard of Ocean’s 8, she didn’t think it would get financed.
“I thought it was a fun idea. I didn’t at the time think the movie would get made,” Bullock told reporters.

Seven of the eight cast members of the film appeared at the conference alongside director Gary Ross and screenwriter Olivia Milch. They discussed the novelty of an all-women heist movie, and what it feels like to have eight of Hollywood’s biggest names on the same bill. Blanchett, who plays the Brad Pitt to Bullock’s George Clooney in this iteration of the Ocean’s franchise, added that just a few years ago, this movie seemed like an “impossibility.”

“Isn’t it interesting — two or three years, this seemed like an impossibility. Like, how could we possibly get this made? And it’s so great that it’s being released now, and you go, ‘Well, of course.’ A lot has shifted,” Blanchett revealed.

Gary Ross, the film’s director, added, “There are more ‘of courses’ now than there were then.”

Rumors about an all-women Ocean’s movie emerged in late 2015, years after Steven Soderbergh stated that he would not be making an Ocean’s Fourteen. Given the historically male format of the movies — Frank Sinatra starred in the original, and Clooney dominated Soderbergh’s remakes — this seemed like a pipe dream. But by summer of 2016, the rumor earned credibility with the news that the movie had a fully stacked cast. (Elizabeth Banks was initially reported to be in the film, but she later dropped out.) The movie’s titular 8 are as follows: Mindy Kaling, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, and Anne Hathaway.

“I’m really excited for the moment that this doesn’t feel special anymore,” Hathaway said of the film. In the movie, she plays a fame-crazed celebrity who’s wearing the necklace Sandra Bullock’s character plans to burgle.

The massive cast did manage to bond during the film, Bullock added, even though their schedules didn’t really allow for it. “I think we managed to connect on a level that we never ever would have been given a chance [to connect on] because we — women, you know, there’s five roles [in Hollywood] and we’re all looking for them, and they’re all lone little islands, and here we were, Hawaii, and all the other islands,” she said, talking her way through the metaphor. In case you’re wondering, the cast does have a group text.

“You guys all know about the Bechdel test,” Kaling said, referring to the Bechdel-Wallace test, which asks if a film contains two female characters who talk about something other than a man. “This passes it with flying colors. I mean, the fact that we’re orchestrating a crime as opposed to fighting over a man. There’s isn’t even a specter of a man.”

It’s rare — indeed, maybe unprecedented — that an action film would feature eight women collaborating on one massive heist. Much less eight women who are funny, glamorous, and not in the midst of romantic turmoil. It’s a mark of a greater cultural shift that sees value in telling interesting female-driven stories.

Hathaway added, “You can’t underestimate the power of visual representation. So, to an 8-year-old girl, we’re not trying to say, ‘Go have a life of crime,’ but we’re saying, ‘Go do what you want. Go do what you want [because] there’s space for you. There’s space for you to do it with your friends. And there’s room for all of you.’”

And to think — two or three years ago, this might not have been greenlit.

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