American Horror Story: Freak Show — See the Cast In and Out of Character (VIDEO)
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American Horror Story: Freak Show — See the Cast In and Out of Character (VIDEO)

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Here's what we know about FX's American Horror Story: It's scary as hell, it's a hit with critics and audiences alike, and it's not a place for vanity or glamour! Just look at the latest season, American Horror Story: Freak Show.

As you can see in the video above, many of the Freak Show stars have to undergo radical transformations to portray the circus folk whose stories will have us nightmaring for weeks.

One of the most amazing transformations is that of Sarah Paulson, who has the exhausting job of portraying two characters: Bette and Dot Tattler, twins who share the same body. On the show, the cloning of Sarah's head looks seamless. But in its production, it's extremely labor intensive — involving scenes shot and then re-shot, dialogue recorded in advance, and dummy heads replaced with Sarah's face via CGI.

Then there's Naomi Grossman, who has the distinction of being the first actor in AHS history to play the same character in more than one season. She's bringing Pepper back from Season 2 (Asylum), but that means once again shaving her head and donning layer upon layer of prosthetics. She's a trooper!

Check out the video above for three more actors in and out of their Freak-ish characters, and then let us know which juxtaposition is most shocking in the comments below.