Sarah Paulson Regrets Wearing a Fat Suit to Play Linda Tripp

Sarah Paulson wore a fat suit to play Linda Tripp in “Impeachment: American Crime Story”.  Which makes sense, because Sarah is pretty slim, and Linda . . . wasn’t.

But once trailers for the series started airing, people started criticizing Sarah for doing so, for two reasons.  One, she allegedly “stole” the part from a larger actress.  And two, she contributed to the stigma against overweight people.

And now, Sarah says she regrets wearing the fat suit, and probably won’t ever do it again.

And while she says the conversations people are having now are legitimate, she adds, “I do think to imagine that the only thing any actor called upon to play this part would have to offer is their physical self is a real reduction of the offering the actor has to make.  I would like to believe that there is something in my being that makes me right to play this part.”



(Los Angeles Times)