‘American Horror Story’: Sarah Paulson Said Making Her Directorial Debut Was a ‘Nightmare’ — and She’d Do It Again

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‘American Horror Story’: Sarah Paulson Said Making Her Directorial Debut Was a ‘Nightmare’ — and She’d Do It Again
When Sarah Paulson agreed to make her directorial debut on the latest season of “American Horror Story,” creator Ryan Murphy threw her into the deep end. “I remember Ryan calling me,” she said, “and he described it as an episode where everyone’s just going to be sitting around talking, and I was like, ‘Oh great, that’ll probably be easier.’”

But Episode 6, “Return to Murder House,” didn’t quite work out that way. “Cut to the second day I was shooting — I was doing a stunt with blood gags, and hearts being ripped out of chest cavities. I remember calling him up and going, ‘Remember when you told me everyone was just gonna be sitting around? Yeah, no one is sitting around. There’s a guy flying through the air.’”

And while most “Horror Story” episodes have between 28 to 40 scenes, “Return to Murder House” had 72. “I was just like,
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