She booked her first professional acting job months after graduation, understudying for Amy Ryan in Wendy Wasserstein’s “The Sisters Rosensweig” on Broadway.
“I opened the door and I said, ‘Mom I got the part! “And her first response was, ‘Oh, no, you’re really going to do this?
She had spent weeks obsessing over her dinner date, even wearing the same fragrance.“I remember her coming through the revolving door, and there was this dappled light coming through the windows, so I couldn’t quite see her face,” Ms. “But I had studied her physical mannerisms so much that I could tell by her walk and her hands, the way she was pushing.
And then, of course, the one thing I could see was that mole, illuminated and kissed by the sun.”In walked Marcia Clark.
They ate, ordered tequila and talked for so long that they closed the place down.“The whole thing had this date quality,” Ms. Paulson, she is recast as a chain-smoking feminist underdog, hounded by the news media unfairly fixated on her perceived shrewishness and (questionable) perm.“That’s the first thing people say when they hear ‘Marcia Clark,’” Ms. “They don’t even think ‘lawyer.’ They just think ‘hair.’” Next week’s episode, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia,” covers Ms. “Every time that you go anywhere on the red carpet, now there are websites dedicated to picking you apart, like Tom and Lorenzo or whoever those guys are,” she said.
She never kept her same-sex relationships secret, smooching Ms.
Jones on live television at the 2005 Tony Awards and, more recently, appearing hand in hand with Ms. Taylor was “probably the most exquisitely beautiful woman I’d ever seen.”They crossed paths again a few years later, when the actress Martha Plimpton asked both to record videos for her reproductive-rights organization, A Is For. Paulson was filming “American Horror Story: Asylum” at the time, and Ms.