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Sarah Paulson From 'American Horror Story' Talks Her Personal Nightmare For HuffPost's #nofilter

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SARAH PAULSON
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Sarah Paulson attends the Twentieth Century FOX Television and FX Emmy Party at Soleto on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic) | Getty

These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's easy to forget that stars are real people. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch its all-new #nofilter quick-fire question and answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures?

Sarah Paulson's real-life nightmares may not be the stuff of her FX hit "American Horror Story," but they're no cake walk either. So is her on-screen day job influencing her nighttime terrors? Find out what really has Paulson waking up in a cold sweat.

What's your guiltiest pleasure?
"The Real Housewives of New York City" and "New Jersey" and "Beverly Hills" -- you get the picture.

If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?
Filet Mignon, well done fries and a pint of cookies and creme.

How did you get on death row?
This is a disturbing question.

What shows are always on your DVR?
"Homeland," "Game Of Thrones," see guiltiest pleasure, "Washington Week" -- I love Gwen Ifill.

If you were on a reality show, what would it be called?
"The Life and Times of an Insomniac."

What's your go-to excuse?
I'm too tired.

What's one thing you do when you're alone that you wouldn't do in front of someone else?
Talk to myself. This happens a lot.

What's on your nightstand?
A nice stack of books and most importantly my Sleep Number remote control.

Have you ever stolen anything?
Yup.

How do you feel about scooped-out bagels?
It's how I prefer to eat them. Not for fear of carbs but so I can pack that sucker full of cream cheese.

What would people be surprised to know you've never done?
I've never been to London. And oh, I've never been stung by a bee!

If failure weren't an option, what's one thing you would do?
Join the NYC Ballet.

If you could ask Kim Kardashian any question, what would it be?
Can't think of a single thing I'm dying to know, soooooo ...

Who's your ideal drinking buddy, living or dead?
Tennessee Williams.

If you were undead, would you be a vampire, zombie or ghost?
Vampire, of course.

What happens in your recurring dream/nightmare?
I have to perform onstage in minutes and I don't know any of my lines and no one can find the script. I dream this constantly.

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