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Sarah Paulson Tweet-Shares Her Two-Headed 'American Horror Story' Character

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood June 13, 2014 at 12:21PM

Sarah Paulson's new "American Horror Story" character will pose twice the challenge than previous three characters on the show have.
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Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story)

Sarah Paulson's had a great run on "American Horror Story," coming back season after season for progressively larger parts.

First, there was Billie Dean Howard in season one, the medium that Paulson portrayed in three episodes.  Then there was Lana Winters in season two ("Asylum"), the writer confined to an asylum for being a lesbian.  And in season three ("Coven"), Paulson starred as Cordelia Foxx, the Minerva McGonagall of a academy for young witches.

Naturally, we knew Paulson would be coming back for season four, "American Horror Story: Freak Show."  What we didn't know is that she would have two roles--well, of a sort.  Yesterday, the actress tweeted out the news: this season she'll play the conjoined twins Bette and Dot.  As Paulson put it on Twitter, "Two heads are better than one!"

Earlier this week, we reported that Paulson would be teaming up with Nicolas Cage for the New Orleans political drama "The Runner."  In that film, as far as we know, she'll play a character with only one head.

Check out Paulson's tweet below, complete with a pictorial preview of Bette and Dot.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.