She's baaaack!

Naomi Grossman, American Horror Story’s Pepper, Talks Characters, Not Watching TV, And More (Are You Screening?)

Naomi G: … I had no idea I would be getting my direction from the make-up artists. I have to say too, the minute you put that make-up on, you kind of want to go there. You know, I’d been watching things for months and months, on a loop, on my computer, and then I look in the mirror and see it, and you want to go there… I suppose there are actors out there who just want to be pretty, and won’t shave their heads, and won’t do a lot of things. Won’t even sit in a chair and have make-up put on them. I’m definitely not one of them. The way I see it, I’m just a small part of the huge vision, and whatever I can do to help make the make-up people’s job easier. Besides, who wants to play the pretty… I mean, those are the boring parts.

-Naomi Grossman, on why Pepper was both a real treat and a challenge to play.

It looks like we missed a Naomi Grossman interview, posted on areyouscreening.com around the time of the American Horror Story Asylum finale. You can check it out below;  Marc Eastman did a great job. She not only talks about Pepper, but her life as it exists outside the show. I hope she gets a guest role on S3 (American Horror Story – Coven). I seriously doubt, though, that anyone will recognize her out of makeup …at first.

American Horror Story’s Pepper Naomi Grossman Talks Characters, Not Watching TV, And More (Are You Screening?)

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Breaking News: Pepper’s Back Next Week! Until Then, Read Naomi Grossman’s Piece From EW.com On Being Cast, Transformed Into Pepper the Pinhead on American Horror Story Asylum!

Mrs. Horror Boom (HorrorBoom.com):

When it comes to covering and Q&A about American Horror Story Asylum, I get more questions about Pepper than practically all the other characters combined. Is pinhead on ASHA real?  and Who plays pinhead on AHSA?  but the last month, the top question (more than who is bloody face ) is When is Pepper pinhead coming back?

For the answer on that last one, you can read my re-blog here; I highly recommend this piece that Naomi Grossman wrote herself. Right from the pinhead’s–er, horse’s–that doesn’t sound nice either, let me try one more time. Right from Naomi Grossman’s mouth!

 

Originally posted on PopStyle:

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America Horror Story: Asylum has such an amalgam of strange, creepy characters who slither in and out of the FX horror show’s criminally insane asylum, Briarcliff Manor. But one character that’s a hit with fans is Pepper, the childlike yet murderous microcephalic female inmate with a tuft of hair and a joyfully toothy grin recalling the derogatorily named “pinheads” in Tod Browning’s 1932 side-show film Freaks, and one of its stars, Schlitzie. In this funny, sassy exclusive essay to EW.com, actress Naomi Grossman explains her transformation from a pretty, comedic actress to mischievous Pepper with the aid of prosthetics and makeup. She even shaved her noggin for the part.

For more stories behind this year’s top TV and movie moments, click here for EW.com’s Best of 2012 (Behind the Scenes) coverage.

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