Sarah Paulson has spoken out in defense of love in the latest issue of NOTOFU magazine.
The American Horror Story star is familiar with being questioned on affairs of the heart, having dated actress Holland Taylor for the past year. The couple's relationship has repeatedly come under scrutiny due to the 32-year age gap between the pair (Paulson is 41, while Taylor is 73).
Paulson has come out swinging in the interview, saying: "'you should be able to love whomever you fucking well please." She went on to add: "I believe that everyone should be allowed to speak their truth and just say what they want to say and show the world who they are."
Paulson first met Taylor 10 years ago, and though the pair stayed in touch, they only started a romantic relationship last year.
Aside from chatting about her personal life, Paulson also spoke to NOTOFU about her much-lauded performance as Marcia Clark in Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. She recalled her first thoughts after reading the part, saying: "I remember thinking when I first read the script: I don’t know how I’m going to do this. I don’t know how she did this."
She also spoke out about sexism she's experienced in the industry:
"The only thing I’ve experienced that is not only sexist, but offensive to me on a human level is that any time I’ve ever been asked to portray the leading lady, I’ve auditioned as a brunette and have always been asked to make my hair blonde. Somehow my brown hair didn’t have the same allure, the same sex appeal, the same power, that a blonde would have. It wasn’t even a subterranean message: it was overt. What a way to communicate to somebody that how they come into the world is not enough."