Sarah Paulson’s got two chances at winning an Emmy next month! The seasoned actress, 41, has earned nods for her work as prosecutor Marcia Clark on FX’s American Crime Story and her role as Hypodermic Sally/Billie Dean Howard on the network’s hit series, American Horror Story.
Two noms mean one thing for Paulson -- it’s time to write a speech! Paulson opened up to ET on Monday about preparing for the Emmys at the Television Academy’s Performers Peer Group Celebration for the 68th Emmy Awards at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills.
“I probably will write something only because I never have before, but then the last year when I went, so many people got up there with speeches, and some of the people have been up there a million times and they still get up there with speeches,” she tells ET. “And I thought, ‘It's probably the better way to do it’ because I just fear I would get up there and white out and be like ‘bluehhheheh.’”
One person who won’t be holding her up is girlfriend, Holland Taylor, who won an Emmy herself in 1999 for her role on The Practice.
“That person is not my date!” Paulson insisted when pressed. And she refused to reveal who would be on her arm on September 18.
Similarly, Paulson remained tight-lipped about the upcoming theme for this season of American Horror Story, though she rejected ET’s suggestion that it centered around cult leader Charles Manson.
“Wrong! You can look me dead in the eyes. You are wrong, dead wrong. And you will see that I am not lying to you. I'm not pulling a little Jedi mind trick. You're wrong!
American Horror Story Season 6 premieres September 14 on FX and the 68th Annual Emmy Awards air September 18 on ABC.