American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson is one of the most awarded shows of this season, but one important person still hasn’t seen it -- star Sarah Paulson!
The seasoned actress has picked up both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role as Marcia Clarke in the series, but admitted to Stephen Colbert on Monday night, that she purposefully hasn’t watched the thrilling crime drama.
“I've seen everybody else's work who's been nominated, and I think it's easier to sit in your chair if you're clapping for someone else if you don't know what you did,” she explained. “Because I could've been super stinky and been like, 'Oh yeah that girl, she totally deserves it.' It's easier to just, you know. So I haven't watched it… I'm protecting myself from the trauma that is losing.”
And though she’s certainly getting her due this season, Paulson is used to losing. In fact, she was nominated for five Emmys and two Golden Globes that she never took home. So what does she do when her name isn’t called?
“You clap and you think, 'I hope I look normal and not like I'm dying inside,’” she quipped.
And though she’s never seen the FX mini-series, Paulson does bring her Marcia Clarke wig around with her to remind herself of the experience.
“I travel with it, I take it with me to hotel rooms before I get ready for these events,” she admitted. “It's just a way of communing with the thing that had been so great which was wearing this thing on my head.”
For more from Paulson’s Golden Globes win, watch the clip below!