Sarah Paulson, who plays conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tattler on FX's American Horror Story: Freak Show, recently admitted that seeing herself that way was "jarring" at first.
Paulson has been playing the conjoined twins all season long through special technology and visual effects. Upon seeing herself with both heads, the actress admitted that it was somewhat weird.
She told NOLA.com that it "was very weird and kind of jarring," adding: "It was probably less strange for me to watch than for other people, because I knew every single moment that we were doing - like when I had the puppet on. I thought it was really seamlessly executed. At the beginning of this, nobody really knew how we were going to pull it off, so I think it's a small miracle."
With this interview being conducted before the holidays, she said at the time that she hasn't had the time to really reflect on her performance(s).
However, "I think of them as one, even though they're completely different creatures," she added. "They are twins. There is shared experience for them, even though they have different likes and dislikes in clothing and food and people. But they are born of the same people."
Paulson is slated to star next in the new show American Crime Story, where she will portray lawyer Marcia Clark for the first season, which is subtitled The People vs. O.J. Simpson. Filming is set to take place early this year, which suggests that she will still able to perform in American Horror Story season 5, which films later in the year.
American Horror Story: Freak Show airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.
Watch the promo for the next episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show below: