Emily Longeretta Sometimes, a metaphor just works. For Sarah Paulson and her career, it’s a train comparison — something that came up multiple times during our chat about her Emmy nomination for portraying Linda Tripp in “Impeachment: American Crime Story.”“It was the most entirely unexpected thing in the world,” she says of her nom for lead actress in a limited series or anthology — the sole acting mention for the FX series.
While she never expected any of her accolades, when she portrayed Marcia Clark in “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” there was a different lead-up: “It was like a train running that was very clearly headed in a particular direction.”This time around was different. “The Linda train left the station really empty-handed with a whole haul.
This one, I guess, just didn’t resonate with people and that’s fine — painful, but fine,” she says. “I was surprised I was there at all.
Let’s be frank. The show divided critics and audiences alike in a way that is always strange to be inside of, so the idea that anybody got nominated was thrilling.”This marks 10 years since Paulson’s first Emmy nomination; in 2012, she earned recognition for her portrayal of Nicolle Wallace in HBO’s “Game Change.”“It feels like a moment ago and a lifetime ago.Read more on variety.com