The Emmy winner shares that when she first started dating Taylor, she was told that it could have a negative impact on her acting career. "Early on, when people found out I was with Holland, some said: 'I think you have to be careful, I’m afraid it’s going to affect your career negatively,'" she recalls. "I was like, 'What?' It never occurred to me at all."
Paulson confesses that she was even apprehensive to mention Taylor when she accepted her Emmy for her role as Marcia Clarke in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. "It occurred to me, 'Should I not [say I love you to Taylor onstage]?' And then I thought, 'Why would I not?' The fact I’m having this thought is wrong," she remembers thinking to herself. "But I had a moment of societal concern; wondering if, maybe, people who didn’t know that about me would be like, 'Wait, what?' But then, you know, I did it anyway."
She further proclaims, "I am a woman of a certain age who chose not to have children, and who has made my career my priority. I am the captain of my own ship, and I’ve never looked to anyone else to validate that, or tell me it’s OK."