Sarah Paulson is a staple in the world of American Horror Story. She shocked us as Lana Winters in Asylum, bewitched us as Cordelia Goode in Coven, and split our attention as Bette and Dot Tattler in Freak Show. It’s hard to imagine an AHS without her. 1984, the season between Apocalypse and the upcoming Double Feature, was the first in the show’s history to not feature Paulson. So it may shock some viewers to find out that there is one season of AHS that the actress wishes she’d sat out for.
On the latest episode of the podcast Awards Chatter with Scott Feinberg, Sarah Paulson admitted that, while she adores AHS and Ryan Murphy, there was a season of the show she wishes she could have skipped: Roanoke. She told Scott Feinberg:
Geez, Sarah Paulson, tell us how you really feel! All jokes aside, her reason for not loving Roanoke is pretty valid. Marcia Clark in American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson was a huge role for Sarah Paulson, earning her an Emmy Award, a SAG Award, and a Golden Globe. If she felt so fulfilled by the novel experience of American Crime Story, it isn’t a stretch to see how she could have felt let down by filming yet another season of AHS.
However, Sarah Paulson’s ennui didn’t stop her from joining the season of AHS after Roanoke: Cult, where she played restaurant owner Ally. So what changed between Roanoke and Cult? She explained:
All things considered, it makes my heart feel warm and fuzzy to hear that AHS feels like home for Sarah Paulson. Despite her feelings about Roanoke, she has always been part of what makes AHS such an iconic show. And she obviously has no hard feelings, considering she’s going to play a central character in Season 10 of AHS. Here’s hoping we don’t have to wait too long to see Sarah Paulson back in her natural habitat.
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