Do I really need a lot of introduction here? It’s an interview with Naomi Grossman on Huffington Post, discussing playing Pepper on American Horror Story Asylum (and on possible future projects). I feel sort of stupid for not sniffing this piece out before, since it was published right after “The Name Game” episode. It’s another great one, she’s entertaining and informative as always:
Pepper On ‘American Horror Story’: Naomi Grossman, Who Plays The Fan Favorite, Talks Musical And More.
I’m really going to miss “Asylum”, but I started missing Pepper the minute “Dr. Krump” gently told Jessica Lange that Pepper had passed in 1966. Too bad, I loved watching her playing “Candy land” with Jude, and also seeing them hanging out in the kitchen. Glad she knows how many fans she’s made happy!
- American Horror Story Asylum Releases Official Featurette on Pepper The Pinhead – Watch “Meet Pepper” Now! (horrorboom.com)
- Best of 2012 (Behind the Scenes): Naomi Grossman on being cast, transformed into Pepper on ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ (horrorboom.com)
- Ten Shocking Things We Learned From American Horror Story Asylum Episode Ten, “The Name Game” (Major Spoilers) (horrorboom.com)
- ‘American Horror Story’: Ryan Murphy on Ian McShane’s psycho Santa and the return of Pepper — EXCLUSIVE (horrorboom.com)
The “real” Pepper was named “Snitzie” the pinhead a regular at the Long Beach, California Pike freak show during the forties and fifties. Snitzie lived next door to my inlaws with the people that purchased him. I know he was in the original “Freaks” movie. The people that owned him treated him badly.