A Q&A With American Horror Story's Naomi ("Pepper") Grossman

November 18, 2014 5:41 PM

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If Emmys were awarded to actors for playing the most bizarre characters on TV, then Naomi Grossman would surely have to clear a space on the mantle. Grossman's breakthrough role of Pepper, the deformed, nearly wordless dwarf on FX's American Horror Story: Freakshow has not only become a pop culture sensation ('Pepper for President' signs, Pepper Halloween costumes) but is a prime example of character acting at its finest. There is a reason that Pepper is the first and only character in all the American Horror Story series to have recurred (seen originally in Season Two: Asylum). And with all the prosthetics and makeup, many have no idea what Grossman's actual face looks like, but that hasn't stopped the actress from catapulting to #1 on IMDB.com for a few weeks in a row. Yes, that's right - number one.

So who is this Naomi Grossman - and what does she think about Pepper? I spoke to the actress while she was still shooting American Horror Story: Freakshow in Louisiana to find out...

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