Sarah Paulson opens up on “intimidating” ‘AHS’ return amid the pandemic
Due to coronavirus, season 10 of American Horror Story has been significantly delayed. So much so that Ryan Murphy previously revealed the entire storyline may be changed completely after revealing various hints over the past few months.
Now, Sarah Paulson is opening up about her anticipated return to the American Horror Story set after missing out on American Horror Story: 1984. As well, she's revealing all of the precautions the series is taking amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Back in May, Paulson revealed the real reason she didn't appear in AHS: 1984. This year, Paulson starred in Hulu's Mrs. America. However, filming for AHS and Mrs. America clashed so, to the disappointment of fans, she was unable to appear in 1984.
Paulson is now back, however, and is starring in American Horror Story season 10. In a new interview, Paulson says her return to the series' set will "nerve-wracking" amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, the American Horror Story team will have many precautions in place when filming begins in October.
“In terms of protocols, you can’t even imagine the emails I get and the documents I get,” she says. “And the consideration around all of it has been extraordinary.”
She further elaborates that she and her co-stars feel as protected as possible with the rules put in place by both Disney and Murphy.
“Disney and Ryan Murphy Television have all been very, very on top of it," she continues. "And so I feel as protected as I can feel, given that I will be mask-free, working on a set around a bunch of people. So it’s definitely intimidating and nerve-wracking."
For Paulson, getting back to "normal" will be a big change of pace after spending so many months at home.
“But I’ve been told by people who have done it, that the lead up to it – because we’ve all been our houses for months and months and all of a sudden what was normal, to spend hours and hours on set with over a hundred people, now seems so far away and so impossible to imagine that the thought of doing it feels really scary.”
Joining Paulson for season 10 will be Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross and Finn Wittrock. Macaulay Culkin will also be joining as an AHS newcomer.
Paulson's latest project with Murphy Nurse Ratched premieres on Netflix Sept. 18. The new series is based on the infamous villain from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – Nurse Ratched. The show's first trailer was unveiled back in August.
During a recent TCA panel, Paulson also announced that she is directing an episode of Murphy’s American Horror Stories. The forthcoming spinoff series will air exclusively on FX and Hulu. A lot of information is still unknown about American Horror Stories. However, we do know that the series will include “one-hour contained episodes.”
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