Sarah Paulson will only work with Ryan Murphy

October 3, 2017 GMT

Sarah Paulson won’t work in television unless its a show Ryan Murphy created.

The 42-year-old actress is known for her roles in Ryan’s popular FX anthology horror series ‘American Horror Story’, and has said she won’t work for any other television creators, as she has “found a home” with Ryan, whom she says knows how to “push” her to achieve great things.

When asked if she’d ever appear in a television show which Ryan hadn’t created, she said: “There are great creators out there, absolutely, but I have found a home in the sense that I work for a person who sees me completely, knows my strengths and weaknesses, knows how to push me and keeps throwing me the bal.

“Why would you leave something that works? This idea of jumping off one thing just to be available in case something great comes by, that’s like leaving your wonderful mate because you think maybe someone more interesting is out there.”

And Sarah - who also stars in Ryan’s other anthology series ‘American Crime Story’ - revealed her casting as Lana Winters in the 2012 series of the horror series subtitled ‘Asylum’ was largely thanks to her co-star Jessica Lange, who desperately wanted her on set.

Speaking to Adweek magazine about her ‘American Horror Story’ casting, Sarah said: “Jessica threw her arm around me, looked at Ryan and said, ‘Can’t you find something for Sarah to do on the show? It would be so great. I just like having her around.’”

Meanwhile, Sarah - who is in a relationship with fellow actress Holland Taylor - previously admitted she doesn’t watch her any of the shows she acts in.

She said: “I’m in this new kick of never watching anything I do anymore. I haven’t watched ‘O.J ...’ I didn’t watch my Sally [on ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’]. I haven’t watched season six so far. I haven’t watched ‘Blue Jay’.

“It started with [playing] Marcia [Clark], it started with the ‘O.J.’ thing. It was the first time in my career where I really felt such an onslaught of complimentary, effusive reactions to the show itself and to my work on it, that I started to get very nervous about my typical way of watching something and ripping it to shreds when it’s my own work.”