It’s legit. And it’s spectacular.
This is how you do a teaser trailer, my friends. It’s hella creepy, and that is a good thing.
Last year, we spoke about your Emmy nomination for “Game Change,” and you had the most amazing understatement when I asked about Season 2 of “American Horror Story.” You said, “I think you’ll be pleased about this year. I have a little more to do.”
That was the understatement of the year! [Laughs]
At that point, what did you know about Lana? What had Ryan Murphy pitched you?
He pitched it to me over dinner, and he said, “Your name is Lana and you’re a reporter and you smoke cigarettes and you’re very ambitious and you’re a lesbian.” And then he said, “And you do have to stay at the asylum.” That was all I knew when I said yes. And I think it’s an enormous testament to the faith you have in Ryan Murphy because I’ve never said yes to a project before without reading the script. You have to really trust him. And when I spoke to you, what I knew was through episode 4, which was all through electroshock treatment, Wendy being killed, and my aversion therapy. I didn’t know anything beyond that. But that in itself was enough! The aversion therapy especially was very hard to do! And to read on paper that I was going to put my hands down my pants while holding a male member’s member?
It’s well worth clicking through to read this highly entertaining and informative interview with Sarah Paulson, who explains why yes, we had Lana Banana, today and forevermore.
I’m just burning with excitement to tell you that Denis O’Hare (Larry Harvey) will be returning for Season 3 of AHS!
The Catholic League has condemned the seventeen Emmy nominations awarded to American Horror Story, describing the show in a way that would surely make me want to watch it if I had not already done so:
This show, which leads the pack with 17 Emmy nominations, depicted a Catholic home for the criminally insane run by sadistic and libidinous nuns. The plot is sinister. Characters include a nymphomaniac, a lesbian, a degenerate bully, a serial killer and a doctor who enjoys torturing patients.
TVLINE | It was almost heartbreaking, because you’re like, “No. Not her. Not the normal one amidst all these crazies.”
When Ryan was first describing her, he said, “Her name is Sister Mary Eunice and she’s the only clean soul that there is in the show” — and I thought that was a beautiful way of describing her. But it made sense, then, that that’s where the devil would jump into. She’s an easy canvas.