Lady Slayers

WATCH: Sarah Paulson, Cynthia Nixon and Sharon Stone talk camp, aging, and throw some shade


It takes a lot for us to get star struck. But these three ladies together almost blew our mind.

Of course, they need little introduction. Sarah Paulson became a major star with American Horror Story, and went on to win an Emmy for her work in American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson. Cynthia Nixon became an icon with her work on Sex in the City, for which she took home an Emmy of her own. She also ran for Governor of New York in 2018. Sharon Stone, long considered one of the sexiest women in Hollywood history, became a star through films including Basic InstinctSliver, and her Oscar-nominated turn in Casino.

In other words, we have The Supreme, a Very Capable Lesbian and the woman we try to imitate every time we get a date (see also: Basic Instinct). It’s a lot to process.

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Together, the three women star in Ratched, the new, Ryan Murphy-produced horror series debuting on Netflix September 18. The show reimagines the origins of Nurse Ratched of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest fame, following the title character (Paulson) as she joins the staff at a New England asylum. There, she meets Gwendolyn Briggs (Nixon), a powerful assistant to the governor with a shine for Nurse Ratched, and Lenore Osgood, a mysterious, wealthy socialite with a vested interest in the asylum staff.

We caught up with the three acting luminaries just ahead of the Ratched premiere. The show arrives on Netflix September 18.

Oh, and watch for Ms. Nixon throwing some shade at Ms. Stone’s character. It’s kind of amazing.

Video edited by David Beerman

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