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10/22/2014 11:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sarah Paulson Reveals The 'AHS: Freak Show' Scene That Made Her Cry

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Sarah Paulson has participated in some intense scenes on "American Horror Story," but you might be surprised which one freaked her out the most.

On "AHS: Freak Show," Paulson plays a two-headed woman with differing personalities, making even menial tasks exponentially more difficult. Paulson explained in an interview with Vulture that because of this a seemingly simple scene caused her to lose it on set.

In the scene, one of the conjoined twins, Bette, is trying to eat bread while the other, Dot, writes in a diary. "My voice kept wanting to come out as Dot. I freaked out. Before I knew it, I was crying on set,” said Paulson.

The actress went on to explain that show creator Ryan Murphy calmed her down by taking her on a walk and explaining that what she was trying to do hadn't been done before. Murphy's words echo ones he has said during press for the show. When talking to The Hollywood Reporter about Paulson's role this season, he said, "She literally has to do scenes with herself, which is insane."

Though navigating through disorienting scenes on this season is difficult for Paulson, everything from past seasons suggests she'll be up to the task. Earlier this year, the actress opened up to "Late Night" host Seth Meyers about a variety of bizarre scenes she's already had to do on "AHS," which included breastfeeding 35-year-old Zachary Quinto and having sex while being surrounded by snakes.

The actress did say that she had "some tequila" to calm her nerves for the snakes, but we'll cut her some slack on that one.

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For more from Paulson, head to Vulture.

"American Horror Story: Freak Show" airs Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. ET on FX.

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