The actress was inspired by Marks' "intensity" for her return to Broadway after 13 years with "Appropriate."
The Emmy winner was on The View Tuesday morning discussing how The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City's sometime villain/occasional bathtub activist Meredith Marks will, through Paulson, make her debut on the Great White Way.
“I work with a woman named Julia Crockett who helps me physically transform into some people. I’ve played a lot of real people and I need to approximate some physical communication to an audience — a visual image that reminds them of the person,” Paulson explained before tossing her classically trained instrument right into the swamp.
“So, I’ve been watching Chimp Empire on Netflix and I’ve been watching The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City," she continued. "There’s one character named — she’s not an actress, she’s a character on this show, she’s a person, I guess — Meredith Marks and she has a particular intensity that I have decided to abscond with and tried to turn some of that energy into this person I’m playing.”
To be fair, the Real Housewives universe is ripe for character exploration. Just look at the number of esteemed thespians who have done incredibly impressive dramatic readings of Bravo soliloquies. These violent, slurring women are modern-day muses.
But let's hope Paulson doesn't get too deep into character and walk out of the theater at the first mention of an inconvenient truth.
You can't disengage from Broadway, baby. Check out Paulson's interview on The View below:
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