“I found out kinda late what I was getting myself into.” -Actress Naomi Grossman
Well, it’s about time – after we scoured the internet for information on American Horror Story Asylum’s resident Pinhead, Pepper– and the brave actress who plays her– “Inside The Asylum” just released as official featurette! Warning: it’s rather surreal seeing Naomi Grossman in her full-on Pepper makeup and costume, but out of character, chatting away in her pretty, semi-valley Girl voice. Check it out below!
They also show some clips (“RATS!”). It’s funny how, when her character first popped up, I thought the same thing some people on set did – Holy shit, did they somehow find an actual pinhead with a SAG card? Then I figured it was CGI. Then I went looking, and started posting! I’m still amazed at the job they did, and the whole American Horror Story Asylum make-up effects team deserves an Emmy. If anyone we talked to didn’t think they deserved an award, then they haven’t seen this video.
- See Proof Brave Actress Shaved Her Head To Play Pinhead ‘Pepper’ In American Horror Story Asylum! (horrorboom.com)
- Pepper Is A Pinhead; Schlitzie Was The Inspiration (horrorboom.com)
- FINALLY! American Horror Story Asylum Fans, We Found An In-Depth Interview With Actress Naomi Grossman – All About “Pepper the Pinhead” (horrorboom.com)
- Check Out The Official American Horror Story Asylum For Full Episodes And Better Yet, Exclusive Video (FX Networks) (horrorboom.com)
- Exclusive American Horror Story First Look: Frances Conroy Returns as the ‘Ultimate [Spoiler]’ (horrorboom.com)
- American Horror Story Asylum Main Title Sequence (behance.net)