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American Horror Story's Naomi Grossman: 'Viewers Will be Satiated' by Pepper's Backstory

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American Horror Story's Naomi Grossman: 'Viewers Will be Satiated' by Pepper's Backstory

Originally posted 12/17/2014 05:25PM

Originally touted as a standalone anthology series, all of the gruesome stories in Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story are now connected – and Naomi Grossman's Pepper is the character to tie it all together.

Having first appeared in Asylum, AHS's second season, Grossman was back for its fourth – Freak Show – in an expanded role in the canon. The timeline, set 12 years before the events of Asylum, has Grossman's costar Lily Rabe reprising her role as Sister Mary Eunice in Wednesday night's episode.

PEOPLE chatted with Grossman exclusively to discuss Pepper, her backstory, the American Horror Story universe, a Pepper/Matt Bomer sex scene and how working with the "freaks" has changed her worldview.

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What Was the Most-Tweeted Show on TV This Year?

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The Walking Dead and Teen Wolf Among Most Popular TV Shows on Twitter

Originally posted 12/16/2014 03:30PM

Maybe it's just a coincidence that many of the most popular shows on Twitter this year feature the kinds of twists and surprise deaths that have viewers Tweeting in mass outrage.

Maybe not.

For 2014, The Walking Dead was the most-Tweeted TV show (#RIPBeth), followed by the reality show hate-watch The Bachelor and the ever-popular Pretty Little Liars, according to the Nielson Twitter TV Ratings.

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What Was Theo Huxtable Doing on American Horror Story Last Night?

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner Makes Surprise Appearance on American Horror Story

Originally posted 12/11/2014 08:20AM

Malcolm-Jamal Warner has been keeping a secret.

The 44-year-old actor, best known for playing Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show, made a surprise appearance Wednesday on American Horror Story.

His scene was brief – he showed up at the beginning of the episode, sporting a smart fedora and a big grin. But by the look and sound of things, he is likely to make a comeback. He's introduced as a possible old lover of Desiree Dupree (Angela Bassett).

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PHOTOS: Freaky! See a Makeup Artist Transform Himself Into American Horror Story Characters

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American Horror Story: Makeup Artist Transforms Himself Into Your Freakish Faves

Originally posted 12/08/2014 03:15PM

And you thought your daily routine was involved.

Jan Bonito, a Denver-based makeup artist, has been steadily transforming himself into American Horror Story characters.

From Jessica Lange's Fiona Goode in Coven to Jyoti Amage's Ma Petite in Freak Show, Bonito's makeup imitations are fairly mind-blowing.

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Meet the Newest Star of American Horror Story

The Newest Star of American Horror Story Is Just as Scared as We Are

Originally posted 12/03/2014 07:35PM

We typically watch American Horror Story under our covers with all the lights in our house flicked on. That's why it was a relief when we talked to Chrissy Metz, who's making her debut on this season's Freak Show Wednesday night.

She's just as scared as we are.

We caught up with Metz on her recurring role as Barbara, aka Ima Wiggles, what it's like being a plus-size actress in Hollywood and her real-life American horror story.

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Neil Patrick Harris Joins American Horror Story – Along with Husband David Burtka | David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris

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Neil Patrick Harris Joins American Horror Story – Along with Husband David Burtka

Originally posted 10/29/2014 07:55PM

Things are about to get scary for Neil Patrick Harris and his new husband David Burtka – but in a good way!

Both Harris and Burtka will be featured in upcoming episodes of American Horror Story: Freak Show, TVLine has confirmed.

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American Horror Story Adds a Few More 'Freaks' to the Show (Recap)

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American Horror Story Adds a Few More 'Freaks' to the Show (Recap)

Originally posted 10/15/2014 11:05PM

If anyone can take on a powerhouse like Jessica Lange, it would have to be someone with the physical prowess of Michael Chiklis.

As a "strongman," Chiklis made his American Horror Story: Freak Show debut Wednesday night and lived up to his title in more ways than one.

Wendell "Dell" Toledo (Chiklis) arrives at the camp of the titular Freak Show along with his wife, Desiree Dupree (Angela Bassett), a hermaphrodite with three boobs. With credentials like that, Dell thinks they should be shoo-ins as the new headliners, but Elsa Mars (Lange) is strapped for cash and hesitant to hire "The World's Strongest Man." However, she is eventually persuaded by his manly strength and his promise to help lead her band of merry misfits.

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From It to American Horror Story: 13 of Pop Culture's Creepiest Clowns

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From It to American Horror Story: 13 of the Creepiest Clowns in Pop Culture History

Originally posted 10/09/2014 06:30AM

This week, the latest chapter of American Horror Story unleashed a new monster upon pop culture: Twisty the Clown.

Check out the final moments of the American Horror Story: Freak Show trailer and get a clear idea about what kind of nightmare series creator Ryan Murphy cooked up.

Murphy has already dubbed Twisty "the most terrifying clown ever." The fact that he's played by actor John Carroll Lynch spoke volumes – Lynch played the title killer in Zodiac and Mimi's husband on The Drew Carey Show, which combine to make great training for a homicidal clown.

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Review: Is American Horror Story Freakier Than Ever?

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Fall TV Review: How Freaky Is American Horror Story: Freak Show?

Originally posted 10/08/2014 07:00PM

It seems pretty safe to say that Kathy Bates probably never expected to play a bearded lady, let alone one with a broad Canadian accent. Or that Sarah Paulson aspired to play a woman with two heads – the one on the right puritanically grim and skeptical, the one on the left a bit dippy and worshipful of movie stars.

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Meet the World's Shortest Woman (and American Horror Story Star!)

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Meet the World's Shortest Woman (and American Horror Story: Freak Show Star!)

Originally posted 10/08/2014 09:00AM

The season premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show on Wednesday will mark the American TV debut of Jyoti Amge, a 20-year-old from Nagpur, India, whom Guinness has declared to be the world's shortest woman.

The 2'6"-tall actress plays Ma Petite, a member of a traveling sideshow that arrives in Florida in 1952, at the same time a creepy murderer rocks the town.

In anticipation of the season debut, here are five things to know about Amge, who attended her first red-carpet premiere on Sunday for Freak Show at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

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