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Sarah Paulson Reacts to Criticism of Her Playing Linda Tripp in 'American Crime Story'

Sarah Paulson Reacts to Criticism of Her Playing Linda Tripp in 'American Crime Story'

Sarah Paulson is opening up about her career choices, and garnering some criticism.

The 46-year-old American Horror Story star got candid during TheWrap’s 2021 Power Women’s Summit about playing Linda Tripp in American Crime Story.

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“It did hurt my feelings, but partly because it felt, as often happens when you’re criticized for your work, but it’s very hard to not personalize,” she admitted.

“And it’s very hard to not want to say, ‘I just spent two years of my life and then I gained 30 pounds to play this part. I slept, breathed, wept, bled Linda Tripp for two years. So for you to sit down at your computer and decide that this endeavor was maybe not worthwhile, and that maybe I shouldn’t have been the one to play it, it’s so hurtful and also wrong.’”

For more from Sarah Paulson, head to TheWrap.com.

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