Paulson made us tremble with her portrayal of Lana Winters, a '50s-era reporter-turned-forced mental patient, last season on the anthology horror series. With her eye on exposing corruption inside a mental institution, Lana soon found herself being held against her will by ruthless matron Sister Jude (Jessica Lange). The horror didn't stop there. Lana, a lesbian on the downlow, was forced to undergo aversion conversion therapy; she also endured electroschock therapy, rape, and, uh, breast-fed Zachary Quinto?
The least they could do was nominate her for an Emmy, right? So they did--adding a notch to the belt, she was nominated last year for her role as former Sarah Palin advisor Nicolle Wallace in HBO's "Game Change"
Now Paulson has signed on for more "AHS" torture. She'll appear in the upcoming season--"American Horror Story: Coven," which centers on a coven of witches. Paulson will play Cordelia, daugther to "AHS" superstar Jessica Lange (who will play Fiona).
Paulson will be joining us live in the L.A. Times newsroom. We'll talk to her about Lana's journey, light at the end of the tunnel on a dark series, and why the process made her eager to sign on for more "AHS" scares.
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