We thought this might be the same old stuff rehashed (though we’d still read it) but there’s some great new insights and info her from the talented Lily Rabe on playing Sister Mary Eunice. Here’s a quote or two to whet your appetite…
[when asked about what scenes were difficult emotionally] I think some of the murders… where she was just absolutely completely taken over by the devil and throwing these actors around and slitting their throats and stabbing them ruthlessly and all of that sort of, you know I’ve been the victim a lot, so I’ve often played the person who’s getting raped or murdered or abused. And so to actually be raping and murdering and abusing people is a whole different kind of challenge … and sometimes I would sort of go home from work and just kind of stare at the wall for a couple of hours.
[On the final scene of “The Name Game“] James Cromwell and I were always sitting around talking about Shakespeare like big theater dorks and so we felt like we’d gotten a nice, Ryan had given us a sort of beautiful horror story Shakespearian ending. But I think it seemed sort of completely sort of the perfect end to the very, very, very bizarre and complicated and dark love story of sorts. I think for him he really had loved her for so long and been so devoted to her; and I can’t speak for Jamie, but I feel like that was just maybe the last straw for him.
Oh, and if that’s not enough, she talks about the awesome “You Don’t Own Me” scene! Damn, that must have been fun to play. To read the whole interview, click below…
- American Horror Story Asylum’s Lily Rabe Talks Sister Mary Eunice And The Upcoming Christmas Episode – “I’ll Never Look At A Christmas Tree The Same Way Again!” (horrorboom.com)
- ‘American Horror Story’: Lily Rabe on Sister Mary Eunice’s pivotal episode (horrorboom.com)
- “American Horror Story’s” Lily Rabe Says Goodbye to Sister Mary Eunice (spinoff.comicbookresources.com)
- Ten Unholy Things We Learned From The American Horror Story Asylum Christmas Episode, “Unholy Night”! (Episode 8 – Spoilers) (horrorboom.com)