American Horror Story: Sarah Paulson on Snake Sex and Breastfeeding Zachary Quinto (VIDEO)
Sarah Paulson clearly loves her job on American Horror Story, but that doesn't mean it's always easy season after season. Take the time, for example, her character writhed around with a snake in the Coven saga!
"The director came up to me, and he said, 'We really wanna do this full-out. It's American Horror Story. We're gonna go for it. How do you feel about having a snake on your body?'" she recounted on Late Night With Seth Meyers. "And I was like, 'How do I feel about it? Um, I don't feel good about it.' And it was this albino snake named Butter that I got very close to, very intimate with Butter. His tongue went up my nose. It was really the most action I had had in a long time, so it was fine by me. But by the end of the thing, I was very nervous."
The 39 year-old didn't exactly get a confidence boost from her fellow leading lady: "Jessica Lange came up to me as she was departing for the day and said, 'Have fun with those snakes. You know, even the nicest ones can bite.' … And so off she went."
However, Sarah asserts that her snake-wrangling was hardly the most uncomfortable moment in her AHS tenure: "I did have to breastfeed my 35-year-old friend Zachary Quinto."
Such scenes make it difficult to talk to her father, the Emmy nominee explained, considering he's a fervent viewer: "What's the endgame, really, at the end of that conversation? There's no good place for that to land, you know? 'What was that day like?' "Uh, Dad, it was a little chafe-y.' Like, what am I supposed to say?"
We can only imagine what horrors are in store for her in American Horror Story: Freak Show!