American Horror Story: Freak Show — 5 Facts About Naomi Grossman’s Transformation Into Pepper! (VIDEO)
If you're watching American Horror Story: Freak Show, you might see a familiar face playing a familiar character. That's because, for the first time in the history of the FX drama, the storyline brought back a character from a prior season. That'd be Pepper, played by Naomi Grossman. To honor her reprise, we present to you five facts you may not have known Naomi's transformation n the video above. Check it out, and then read on for more details!
Those of you who watched American Horror Story: Asylum — the second season of the Emmy-adored series — will remember that Pepper is a woman who has microcephaly, a neurodevelopmental disorder that results in an unusually small head size.
To play Pepper, Naomi shaved her head and donned fake teeth and ears, a prosthetic brow, and even a contact lens to make one eye different than the other.
Regarding her bizarre haircut, Naomi told Entertainment Weekly, "I'm not saying it wasn't a tad nerve-wracking. I worried I'd never get laid again! But then my fears subsided when I got asked out through a car window the very next day … While I'll be sad to say goodbye to Pepper when the season is over, I look forward to pulling a Britney in the window of some chichi salon!"
Check out the video above for more details on Naomi and Pepper!