Sarah Paulson’s had a great run on “American Horror Story,” coming back season after season for progressively larger parts.
First, there was Billie Dean Howard in season one, the medium that Paulson portrayed in three episodes. Then there was Lana Winters in season two (“Asylum”), the writer confined to an asylum for being a lesbian. And in season three (“Coven”), Paulson starred as Cordelia Foxx, the Minerva McGonagall of a academy for young witches.
Naturally, we knew Paulson would be coming back for season four, “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” What we didn’t know is that she would have two roles–well, of a sort. Yesterday, the actress tweeted out the news: this season she’ll play the conjoined twins Bette and Dot. As Paulson put it on Twitter, “Two heads are better than one!”
Earlier this week, we reported that Paulson would be teaming up with Nicolas Cage for the New Orleans political drama “The Runner.” In that film, as far as we know, she’ll play a character with only one head.
Check out Paulson’s tweet below, complete with a pictorial preview of Bette and Dot.
— Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) June 12, 2014