Emmy winner,Sarah Paulson,42 discuss her relationship with 74-year-old actress and playwright Taylor Holland to NET-A-PORTER’s digital magazine, The EDIT. The 42-year-old AHS actress said her life choices are unconventional,she also discussed her new ‘Ocean’s Eight’ movie co-stars and her idol,Julia Roberts who she claims people say she looks like.
‘My life choices are, um, unconventional,’ she said. ‘I’m with a much older person and people find that totally fascinating and odd, and, to me, it’s the least interesting thing about me. But I do feel a bit unconventional.
‘I am a woman of a certain age who chose not to have children, and who has made my career my priority. I am the captain of my own ship, and I’ve never looked to anyone else to validate that, or tell me it’s okay.’
Of the warnings she’d received, she said: ‘Early on, when people found out I was with Holland, some said: “I think you have to be careful, I’m afraid it’s going to affect your career negatively.” I was like, what? It never occurred to me at all.’
‘It occurred to me, should I not [say “I love you” to Taylor onstage]? And then I thought, why would I not? The fact I’m having this thought is wrong.
‘But I had a moment of societal concern; wondering if, maybe, people who didn’t know that about me would be like, wait, what? But then, you know, I did it anyway.’
‘I found [Julia Roberts] so charming and witty and winning. At the time, people told me I looked like her. So, there was a slight narcissistic connection in my brain. I thought maybe I could play her sister or something.’
‘I come from a family of women who want things,’ she explained. ‘I am ambitious and unsatisfied in general. I’m not often content with anything the way it is; I always want more.
‘I dreamt about holding an Emmy for a long time. As a kid, I dreamt about holding any kind of statue: I would practice holding an Oscar in the bathroom.’
At first it was really weird but it’s her life and her choice. Love her in American Horror Story.