It's been a few excruciatingly long months since American Horror Story took a hiatus from our lives, but we're finally getting real updates on American Horror Story: Freak Show. The most recent? It seems Sarah Paulson will be playing not one but two characters — characters who just happen to share a body.
"So excited to be playing Bette AND Dot this season," Paulson tweeted Thursday along with a picture (below). "Two heads are better than one!" The show, which is taking place in 1950s Florida at one of the last freak shows in the U.S., will no doubt feature many oddities, and Paulson's two-headed woman is one of them.
I feel like that's the appropriate reaction you want when you read the first script of American Horror Story. So it's very exciting and totally nerve-wracking in the best way because you think, "How the hell am I going to pull this off?!" And as an actor, I think that's an exciting thing to feel.The way she describes the vibe of this season's also got us pretty psyched:
[It's] a kind of beautiful hybrid between Coven and Asylum. [...] There's going to be a little bit of a richer and potentially darker tone the way Asylum had, but with the humor infused from Coven. When you add Kathy Bates to the story, she's so funny, and Emma Roberts was so funny last year as Madison, I just think it's going to be a really beautiful mix of both.We gotta admit, her Betty and Dot have us intrigued. What will Ryan Murphy & Co. cook up for the rest of the cast?