We love Sarah Paulson. Truly. She is an actress who truly commits to her craft. And for that she's built a legion of fans who are just as committed to her as she is commited to playing complex, sometimes harrowing figures. Right now, those fans are in a bit of a tizzy as the star is having quite the moment: After appearing in HBO's Coastal Elites, the Paulson-led Ryan Murphy series Ratched premiered on Netflix, and the release date for Run, a Paulson-led thriller set for Hulu, has also just been announced. The confluence of all of this was enough to land the star on the cover of Harper's Bazaar.
Within the story, written by Roxanne Gay, Paulson addresses a lot. She talks about her undying perfectionism, how she's seeing a bit of a renaissance at a period in which most actresses see the window of opportunity rapidly shrinking, as well as her relationship with her partner Holland Taylor, who have been dubbed "celesbians." More specifically, she discussed other people's thoughts on their relationship.
Living a life in public can be frustrating. It allows the world to project, critique, and speculate on the intimacies of things they have little to nothing to do with and in the case of Paulson and Holland that sometimes involves their age difference at 77 and 45. Paulson, who first started chatting with Holland over DMs, sees it nothing more than "our own ageist thinking and the idea that to be old is to cease to have any desire.” Thankfully though, according to the Ratched star's own report, the majority of the feedback is positive. But when it isn't, she certainly has feelings.
“Anybody says anything about any person I love in a way that is disrespectful or cruel and I want to cut a bitch,” she said.
But let's focus on the work! In addition to Run which debuts on November 20, apparently, there's more Ratched in store. Though we don't anticipate it for at least another year, the Harper's Bazaar story confirms that it is already in development. Who is ready to go back to the asylum?