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Sarah Paulson Reveals What Makes Her 'Ocean's 8' Character Unique

Sarah Paulson Reveals What Makes Her 'Ocean's 8' Character Unique

Sarah Paulson looks stunning on the cover of S Magazine, available now!

Here’s what the 43-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On choosing roles: “I try to look for the things that are immediately communicative to me of real human behavior. I’m not always so interested in playing someone who is a hero on paper, or who is evil just to be evil. I want to know that the character is motivated by things that I recognize, things that actually go on in the psyche, spiritually and soulfully — all things that people struggle with and think about.”

On her relationship with Ryan Murphy: “The only way to have opportunity is to be seen by a person who can do something about what they’re seeing and put their money where their mouth is. Ryan was the first person who made me feel truly seen as a performer. And because of what he believed I was capable of, I started to think that I was capable of it too. I’m just so grateful to him because it’s not like people were beating down my door prior to him deciding that I was going to be his partner, in a way.”

On her role in Ocean’s 8: “They did a really wonderful job of giving every character not only a specific skill set that makes them an asset to Debbie Ocean’s team to pull off this heist, but they all have very distinct personalities. The thing that separates me from the other women is that I’m the only one in the movie who’s a mother. I have a few small children, and so pulling this job takes me away from them. We don’t really learn about what [the other characters’] responsibilities are outside of the job they’re doing as directly as we do with Tammy so that was an extra thing from my storyline that was really fun to play.”

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  • Jilly Beam

    There’s a lot hate for Ocean’s 8. I’ll be surprised if it does well at the box office.I’m still going to go see it. Great cast.

  • Dieter from Sprockets

    very odd woman

  • Gina

    Love her.

  • MBG9

    Bombs away.