Sarah Paulson is a talented, and incredible actress who has continued to add value and beauty to Hollywood, through her mind-blowing acting skills. The American actress, who’s also a recipient of several accolades has featured in many blockbuster movies— some of which earned her more popularity.
Despite being an awesome star in the movie industry, Paulson is proof that no one can ever have it all, even the best stars get criticized for their decisions, and that’s okay.
Recently, the Primetime Emmy Award receiver opened up about the criticisms she faced when fans saw her in a 2016 series titled “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” sporting a ‘Fat Suit.’ The padded suit was a major need for the role she was portraying at the time, but viewers sort of shamed the actress.
Thinking about everything she went through, Paulson wondered if she should have taken up such a role in the first place, but went on to say that actors should not be the only ones bearing the grudge of whether they should or shouldn’t take up a role.
Either way, fans did enjoy what the actress had to offer, and her wardrobe choice did not compare in any way to how the movie was perceived. Keep reading below for more information.
Sarah Paulson Addresses Outfit Criticism
During a sit-down with LA Times, Paulson went into details about how the criticisms she received played out, and noted that she was in no way trying to give excuses for her outfits.
She mentioned that taking up a role in a movie comes with several challenges, and it involves several people. So, if something does go wrong or fans perceive something bad, in this case, her outfit choice, then the blame shouldn’t be on her alone.
The “Ocean’s 8” actress went on to state that she believed there was something in and about her that made her a right fit for the role, regardless of what may have happened along the line. Although Paulson stressed that she was not trying to blame anyone, she, however, believes that she was not the only one involved in the movie that led to widespread criticism about her character and fashion choice.
Was I supposed to say no [to the part]?- Sarah Paulson
Still speaking about her ordeal with the puffy outfit, Paulson explained to the news outlet that “The magic of hair and makeup departments and costumers and cinematographers that has been part of moviemaking, and suspension of belief, since the invention of cinema.”
She went on to ask that with all this forehand information about her role and the movie, and the outfit she would have to put on, was she supposed to decline the film offer?
The 46-year-old also noted that she really believes that fatphobia— “The social stigma of obesity has caused difficulties and disadvantages for overweight and obese people” is real, and she went through it because she wore a padded suit for her role in “Impeachment: American Crime Story.”
“I think to pretend otherwise causes further harm, and it is a very important conversation to be hard,” she said this then added that she regrets not thinking about it thoroughly beforehand.
Sarah Paulson Won’t Make The Same Choice Again
Paulson was indeed overwhelmed by everything she faced, and coupled with the fact that she had to gain about 30 pounds to effectively play this role, made the fat-shaming worse for her.
Nevertheless, the “Blue Jay” star noted that sometimes people learn new things when it is important for them to learn it. And for this reason, she is choosing to move forward with the mindset that she will make a different choice if she ever finds herself in such a situation again.
“… Should I have known? Abso-f***ing-lutely. But I do now, and I wouldn’t make the same choice going forward,” she concluded.
Fans love and adore Paulson, and in spite of what she had to go through, she is still an amazing and lovable actor.
About The Movie
“Impeachment: American Crime Story,” is the 2021 third part of the American Crime Story television season chronology, and it will star actors such as; Paulson, Beanie Feldstein, Annaleigh Ashford, Margo Martindale, Edie Falco, and Clive Owen.
The synopsis of the true-crime film developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski centers on the whirlwind relationship between former president of America, Bill Clinton, and his then intern, Monica Lewinsky.
In the series, Paulson played the role of a former government employee who stumbled on a piece of evidence to prove the affair and decided to share it with the public. The true-life series will debut on September 7, 2021, and will reportedly air ten episodes.