“American Horror Story: Hotel” co-creator Ryan Murphy introduced Sarah Paulson as “the baddest bad girl of them all” when announcing the actress’ return to the FX anthology series, and Paulson teases what her boss could have possibly meant in the latest episode of TheWrap’s “Drinking With the Stars.”
“I’ve never played any villain on the show, so perhaps there’s going to be an element on bad, bad girl,” Paulson tells host Greg Gilman after shooting down a rumor about her character.
“Here’s the only thing I can give you … I am not playing Janis Joplin,” Paulson says. “I would love that, that would be amazing, but no, I am not doing that.”
She hopes what she will be doing is becoming BFFs with Lady Gaga, who been cast as a series regular in Season 5, which begins shooting in Los Angeles in July. Paulson isn’t afraid to express her excitement for the opportunity to bond with the pop star — but maybe Gaga should be.
“I will not have succeeded in this season if I do not have a way of contacting her directly, like a cell phone number, by the end of the season,” Paulson says. “It will be very embarrassing to me if we don’t become really tight, close friends.”
“The fact that I’m announcing that I want that is what should be terrifying to Lady Gaga,” Paulson adds.