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Sarah Paulson on the Decision to Not Have Kids: 'I Don't Want to Be Torn'

Sarah Paulson on the Decision to Not Have Kids: 'I Don't Want to Be Torn'

Sarah Paulson is on the cover of Town & Country Magazine’s February 2018 issue, on newsstands today.

Here’s what the American Horror Story star had to share with the mag:

On her fear of having children: “I don’t want to be torn. I don’t want to look at my child and say, ‘You’re the most extraordinary thing that ever happened to me, but also the death knell.’ It was hard for my mother to be everywhere, to come to the school play and make a living, I’ve always known what I wanted out of professional life, and I didn’t want to turn around and go, ‘If I had only made the choice to just dedicate this time in my life to me.’ It’s selfish, but I think the word selfish gets a bad rap.”

On her relationship with Holland Taylor: “I do not want to be defined by who I share my bed, my home, my soul with. My choices in life have been unconventional, and that’s my business. …Our relationship represents a certain amount of hope and risk. Maybe there’s something brave in it. Maybe it encourages others to make brave choices. What else can I say? We love each other.”

On being a working actress in her 40s:
“I’ve got a window as a woman of 43. …I’m trying to keep it open with both hands, as wide as possible, for as long as possible.”

For more from Sarah, visit TownandCountryMag.com.

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