Sarah Paulson on What Lana Winters' 'L' Pin Meant to Her - And it's Not just Lesbian

American Horror Story: Asylum is officially done torturing the TV viewing public, but the show’s breakout star Sarah Paulson is still on hot on everyone’s radar. The actress is currently starring in the Roundabout Theater’s production of Lanford Wilson’s Talley’s Folley, but she took a little time to chat with W magazine about just what her AHS character Lana Winters meant to her.
By: Tracy E. Gilchrist
February 28 2013 5:09 PM

American Horror Story: Asylum is officially done terrorizing the TV viewing public --in the most addicting way possible--but the show’s breakout star Sarah Paulson is still on hot on everyone’s radar.  The actress is currently starring in the Roundabout Theater’s production of Lanford Wilson’s Talley’s Folley, but she took a little time to chat with W magazine about just what her AHS character Lana Winters meant to her.

“I never in my life have felt so protective of a character [like I did of Lana]. I really cried like a baby at the end of the shooting. I didn’t want to say goodbye to her,” Paulson told W. 

Paulson, whose had a pretty great year with AHS’s success and her Emmy nom for Game Change, went on to explain what Lana’s "L" pin – the one that looked suspiciously like the “L” Laverne DeFazio wore on Laverne and Shirley--meant to her, and it wasn’t just about a first initial.

“I kept my little Lana pin [that I wore on the show], the little ‘L,’” Paulson said.  “Which I decided was for labia, lesbian, Lana.”

Paulson added that the "L" was an “all-encompassing symbol.” 

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