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Sarah Paulson was told that dating Holland Taylor could damage her career

Jess Glass December 8, 2017
Actresses Sarah Paulson (L) and Holland Taylor attend the 32nd annual Television Critics Association Awards during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Sarah Paulson was once warned that dating fellow actress Holland Taylor could negatively impact her career.

Paulson, who came out in 2005 when she kissed her then-partner Cherry Jones as she went up to accept her Tony, confirmed rumours of her relationship with Taylor last year.

The American Horror Story star opened up about her long rumoured relationship with fellow actress Holland Taylor and she declined to label her sexuality, saying she does not want be “skewered.”

Speaking to The Edit this week, Paulson detailed the responses she recieved when she began to tell people about her relationship with Taylor.

Paulson said: “My life choices are, um, unconventional. I’m with a much older person and people find that totally fascinating and odd, and, to me, it’s the least interesting thing about me.

“But I do feel a bit unconventional. I am a woman of a certain age who chose not to have children, and who has made my career my priority.”

Holland Taylor (Photo by Brandon Williams/Getty Images for AT&T)

Paulson continued: “I am the captain of my own ship, and I’ve never looked to anyone else to validate that, or tell me it’s okay.”

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Some of the speculation surrounding the relationship between the two actresses comes from the age gap of 32 years between the American Horror Story star and her partner.

“Early on, when people found out I was with Holland, some said: ‘I think you have to be careful, I’m afraid it’s going to affect your career negatively.’

“I was like, what? It never occurred to me at all.”

Holland is best known for her work as Charlie Sheen’s critical bisexual mother on the show ‘Two and a Half Men.’

The American Horror Story star has recieved critical acclaim for her work in American Horror Story, 12 Years a Slave, and American Crime Story.

(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Earlier this year, Paulson was named one of the most influential people in the world.

Next year, Paulson will be starring in the new film Ocean’s Eight, alongside Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Mindy Kaling.

Cate Blanchett, writing for TIME last year called Paulson “unique and unboxable,” adding that Paulson “has been at the forefront of a generation of women who are changing the landscape of the film and television industry.”

More: AHS, American Horror Story, entertainment, holland taylor, LGBT, relationships, sarah paulson, US

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