AHS star was told her relationship would hurt career

Megan Davies
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From Digital Spy

American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson has opened up about public reaction to her relationship with actress Holland Taylor.

The couple have been together since 2015 and went public early in 2016 when Paulson confirmed the rumours, saying that she was in love with Holland.

In a new interview with NET-A-PORTER's The EDIT, Paulson has now opened up about the reaction to their relationship, and revealed she heard the same opinions that the likes of Amber Heard and Ezra Miller have spoken about when it came to their dating choices – that it would hurt her career.

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"My life choices are, um, unconventional," she said. "I'm with a much older person and people find that totally fascinating and odd, and, to me, it's the least interesting thing about me. But I do feel a bit unconventional.

"Early on, when people found out I was with Holland, some said: 'I think you have to be careful, I'm afraid it's going to affect your career negatively'. I was like, what? It never occurred to me at all."

In fact, Paulson revealed that she even questioned whether she should publicly address her girlfriend during her Emmy's speech, while accepting the award for her portrayal of Marcia Clarke in The People vs OJ Simpson.

"It occurred to me, should I not do that? And then I thought, why would I not? The fact I'm having this thought is wrong," she added.

"But I had a moment of societal concern; wondering if, maybe, people who didn't know that about me would be like, wait, what? But then, you know, I did it anyway."

Paulson recently starred in American Horror Story's latest season Cult, which finished its run last week, and is already teasing the next series.

"I have said before to [Ryan] that anything he decides to come up with, I'm always so game and on board with because it's obviously been a wild ride for me. But there have been some preliminary conversations," she revealed.

"I hope it's the one I hope it is; let's put it that way. I've heard more than one idea and there's one in particular I really hope lands."

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