Sarah Paulson has admitted she regrets wearing a fat suit to portray a real-life determine in her upcoming TV present, after copping criticism upon the trailer’s launch.
US actress Sarah Paulson has admitted she regrets wearing a fat suit to portray a real-life determine in her forthcoming TV collection.
The 46-year-old Golden Globe winner performs White House whistleblower Linda Tripp in FX’s upcoming collection, Impeachment: American Crime Story, which has its world premiere on Binge on September 8.
Tripp, who died in April final 12 months aged 70, famously uncovered the affair between former US President Bill Clinton and White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, with the worldwide scandal having been dramatised for the 10-part present, the third instalment of the anthology collection by Ryan Murphy.
Immediately after the trailer’s launch two weeks in the past, Paulson copped heavy backlash on social media for wearing prosthetics and a fat suit to resemble Ms Tripp, with many declaring the function may have gone to somebody extra bodily acceptable.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Paulson stated she was initially torn about wearing the suit, and admitted she most likely wouldn’t do it for a function once more.
“It’s very hard for me to talk about this without feeling like I’m making excuses,” Paulson instructed the publication. “There’s a lot of controversy around actors and fat suits, and I think that controversy is a legitimate one.
“I think fat phobia is real. I think to pretend otherwise causes further harm. And it is a very important conversation to be had.
“I think the thing I think about the most is that I regret not thinking about it more fully. And that is an important thing for me to think about and reflect on.
“I also know it’s a privileged place to be sitting and thinking about it and reflecting on it, having already gotten to do it, and having had an opportunity that someone else didn’t have.
“You can only learn what you learn when you learn it.”
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However, Paulson mulled over whether or not or not it was on the onus of the actor to make such choices.
“That entire responsibility I don’t think falls on the actor for choosing to do something that is arguably – and I’m talking about from the inside out – the challenge of a lifetime,” she stated.
“I do think to imagine that the only thing any actor called upon to play this part would have to offer is their physical self is a real reduction of the offering the actor has to make. I would like to believe that there is something in my being that makes me right to play this part.”
Impeachment: American Crime Story hits streaming on Binge on September 8