Since Sarah Paulson plays conjoined twins Dot and Bette Tattler on “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” we’re all dying to know: Will she win two Emmys this year? “That would be the greatest thing ever!” she tells Gold Derby on the Paley Festival red carpet at the Dolby Theatre.
Paulson plays along with us, joking, “What if I got up there and I was like, where’s the other one? I want two. I need two. Thank you very much.” Watch our entire interview below.
“[But] what if I’m not even nominated?” she wonders. After all, crazy things like that happen all the time at the Emmys.
However, there is reason for Paulson to be hopeful. Emmy voters love rewarding performers who play dual roles or have multiple personalities. Just ask Toni Collette (“United States of Tara”), who earned her Emmy in 2009 for showing her range and versatility as a woman battling her alters.
According to Gold Derby’s combined predictions, Paulson is currently in our #1 spot to win Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress at the Emmys with 14/5 odds, just ahead of co-star (and last year’s winner) Kathy Bates with 4/1 odds. “Not bad company to be in,” Paulson admits. “She’s extraordinary and if I were to lose anyone, and it’s Kathy Bates, it would be not a bad day.”
Also in our chat, Paulson details the challenges of playing conjoined twins. “Everything that was happening from the front was me all the time. It was very challenging because I had to play both characters essentially at the same time. I couldn’t stay as one girl the whole time, I had to go back and forth, and that was really hard.”
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