Sarah Paulson and Cynthia Nixon star in Ratched
Sarah Paulson and Cynthia Nixon star in the latest series from Ryan Murphy. Ratched is a drama that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched.
Inspired by the character of the same name from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, this new series takes up back to where it all began.
In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind. On a clandestine mission, Mildred presents herself as
the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be, but the wheels are always turning and as she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, Mildred’s stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smouldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born.
Ratched stars Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched, Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs, Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket, Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood, Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover, Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson, Charlie Carver as Huck, Alice Englert as Dolly, Amanda Plummer as Louise, Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright, Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte and Vincent D’Onofrio as Gov. George Wilburn.
Ratched will be available on Netflix from 18 September
Sarah Paulson will be back in American Horror Story – Season 10
Although she was missing from the cast of Season 9 of American Horror Story, Sarah Paulson is confirmed to be returning to the ensemble cast for Season 10.
Speaking about the show, Paulson has said that she doesn’t yet know what character she’ll be playing but that it will be a central role. Ryan Murphy – creator of the series – has also not revealed what the theme will be for Season 10.
The series was expected to be released in September, but that schedule has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We’re now not going to see Season 10 until some time in 2021.
Who is Sarah Paulson?
Paulson was born in 1974 in Tampa, Florida.
After her parents’ separation – when Paulson was five – she relocated with her mother and sister to Maine, then to New York City.
After high school, Paulson studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Paulson has been working solidly since high school – across theatre, television, and film.
Although she had already been nominated for a number of awards and was widely respected in the industry, it was probably her 2011 appearance in American Horror Story that brought Paulson to a wider recognition as an actress to watch. Paulson continued with the American Horror Story franchise, playing key roles and was seen as a big part of the success of that series.
In 2015, Paulson appeared in the film Carol by Todd Haynes. Paulson played the role of Abby Gerhard – the close friend of Carol, played by Cate Blanchett.
Beginning in February 2016, Paulson starred in the true crime anthology series American Crime Story, The People v. O.J. Simpson, portraying prosecutor Marcia Clark. She received widespread praise for her performance and won various awards, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film.
Paulson’s next major film role was as part of the all-female ensemble in the heist film Ocean’s 8, released in 2018. Followed by Bird Box, released later that same year.
Paulson spoke publicly about her sexuality in 2013. Paulson talked about dating both women and men, and having had serious relationships with both women and men.
Since early 2015, Paulson has been in a relationship with actress Holland Taylor.