Sarah Paulson- an actress known for screaming and hiding from clowns every week on American Horror Story: Cult- appeared on Ellen this morning to scream and hide from clowns.
Ellen, a hostess known for playfully pranking her guests from time to time, took things to the next level this morning by terrifying poor Sarah not one, not two, but three separate times! It all started before the show with a dressing room closet prank. Things escalated on stage during showtime when a costumed man with a Halloween-ey outfit snuck up on her and grabbed her shoulder while shouting unexpectedly. Paulson’s screams in real life are just as blood-curdling as her terrified performances; and by the second scare one has to wonder if she’s really into being freaked out over and over again for the amusement of Ellen’s audience. But Ellen didn’t stop there. A clown jumped out of a big box, which caused Sarah to take shelter under the show’s prop coffee table.
You can watch the entire clip below:
Seems like everybody had a great time… except maybe Sarah Paulson, who looks pretty darn serious towards the end of the clip where she basically pleads with Ellen to let her know if there are anymore jump scares around the corner.
Fortunately, Paulson’s appearance wasn’t completely traumatic. She chatted with Ellen about AHS: Cult, but the conversation ultimately turned to a discussion on her own personal phobias:
This has been one rough season of American Horror Story for Sarah Paulson! Here’s hoping for her sake that her role next season requires less screaming and hiding, and her interviews next year aren’t so traumatic!
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