Over the course of its 10-year run, “American Horror Story” has seen its ups and downs, but has remained a consistently great product throughout. Every season of the series is a blast with its dynamic cast, expert cinematography and trippiness. When Sarah Paulson’s character walks onscreen, you know that you are in for a treat. Paulson, whether she plays the bold Lana Winters (or the medium Billie Dean Howard), is one of a few cast members that you can trust to deliver when under pressure.
Paulson doesn’t hesitate to criticize her own performances, despite always giving high-quality performances. Such is the case with “Roanoke,” in which the actor described as “underwhelming.” In an appearance on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Awards Chatter” podcast, Paulson stated, “I just don’t care about this season at all” (via Showbiz Cheat Sheet). “I know people will get mad at me for saying it, but for me, this was post-having played Marcia [Clark, her character in ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’] and it was what I went to do right after finishing Marcia,” The actor continued.
Though Paulson looks back on “Roanoke” regretfully, it’s interesting to note that the season holds a 74% on Rotten Tomatoes — so not the worst season, but definitely not the best either.