“I became, basically, the heroine of the season. Ryan gave me that very treasured part, and that was the first time in my life that I felt like I had something meaty to work on. I was playing a flawed person, a three-dimensional person,” says #Paulson. “And then, Ryan kept throwing things at me. I’ve gotten to play a two-headed lady [on season 4 of
“At one point, Jessica just threw her arm around me and said to Ryan, ‘Oh, can’t you find something for #Sarah to do on the show? She’s going to be in town now.’ And he said, ‘Oh. Yeah. I think I could do that,’ ” Paulson recalls.
, and L.A. is not really her town,” says Paulson, who is featured in the current issue of #PEOPLE. “She didn’t know a ton of people so we were spending a lot of time together.”