“It’s harrowing to say the least, right out of the gate,” teases Sarah Paulson about “American Horror Story” Season 7 during our recent webcam chat (watch the exclusive interview above). While the upcoming seventh installment of FX’s anthology series will have an election theme, not much more is known as of this early date. “What I can tell you is, I’ve never been more tired in my life, on any season of this show,” she reveals. “We’re a little bit out of order, but we’re basically on Episode 2. And I’ve never been so tired — emotionally, physically, intellectually, any of it.”
Rumors are that Paulson and Evan Peters will lead the new ensemble which also includes returning “AHS” players Adina Porter and Cheyenne Jackson, as well as newcomers Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Billy Eichner and Colton Haynes. Though Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton aren’t expected to appear, election night will be the jumping off point of “American Horror Story” Season 7.
“People are always asking me if it gets boring and if I want to do something else,” Paulson says about starring on the show for all seven seasons. “They’re gonna have to drag me out of there kicking and screaming! It’s too exciting.” As for playing a new character every single year, she adds, “It’s an incredibly privileged place to be in, and I don’t take any of it lightly.”
Paulson is coming off of an amazing year on the awards front for “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” She made TV history by taking home the Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, Critics’ Choice and TCA Awards all within the same year. “Even though it actually happened to me, it sounds like it’s happening to someone else and my palms are sweaty,” Paulson laughs in our interview.
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