Sarah Paulson Says She’s ‘Probably’ Done With ‘American Horror Story’

End of an era?

Is Sarah Paulson done with American Horror Story? Probably so, she revealed in a new interview on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. 

When host Andy Cohen asked Paulson what her next project with Ryan Murphy will be, she said, shockingly, “I don't know.”

Murphy, of course, is the prolific creator of American Horror Story and American Crime Story—two shows that catapulted Sarah Paulson to A-list status. She's consistently been starring in Murphy productions since 2012, but is this the end of an era? 

“This is the first time in about three years where I don't know [what's next],” Paulson told Cohen. “I think this is my last season of Horror Story, probably. I mean, I don't know. Every time he comes to me with some whack-a-doodle-stoodle character, I tend to be like, ‘Yes, let's do it.’ So, I don't know.” 

She says this around the five-minute mark in the video, below. 


If Paulson is done with American Horror Story, she's leaving behind a major legacy. The actor first appeared in a supporting role on AHS season one, Murder House. She then broke out in season two, Asylum, playing journalist Lana Winters. Along the way she's played a witch, conjoined twins, a ghost inside a creepy hotel, and, much to my dismay, a woman with trypophobia (a.k.a. fear of hole clusters). Watching that character gave me trypophobia. Really! 

Just because Paulson might be done with Horror Story, though, doesn't mean she's exiting the Ryan Murphy universe. She earned perhaps her finest reviews ever playing Marcia Clark in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. And she's garnering similar praise for her turn as Linda Tripp in the newest Crime Story season, Impeachment—albeit with criticism attached. Paulson's wearing a fat suit for the part has polarized viewers, and she addressed the controversy in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times.

“It’s very hard for me to talk about this without feeling like I’m making excuses,” Paulson said. “There’s a lot of controversy around actors and fat suits, and I think that controversy is a legitimate one. I think fatphobia is real. I think to pretend otherwise causes further harm.”

This story originally appeared on: Glamour - Author:Condé Nast

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