Naomi Grossman is back in 'American Horror Story' and we can't help but think about Pepper
After watching 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' recent episode, 'Return to Murder House', one character definitely must have caught your eye - Pepper!
After watching the recent episode of 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' - 'Return to Murder House', one character definitely must have caught your eye. Pepper!
You may have noticed that though not as Pepper, Naomi Grossman appeared as one of the worshipers of Satan alongside Kathy Bates who played the role of Miriam Mead. However, since her character is not mentioned in Apocalypse, we will call her our beloved character from 'Freak Show' and 'Asylum' - Pepper. Naomi is a lovely actress who with her acting talent forced Murphy to give an entire episode dedicated to just her. With bare minimum words, or rather syllables, Naomi touched everyone through Pepper.
Finally, when she exited as Pepper after 'Freak Show', it left many in tears.
"This particular episode took me by such surprise. Because up until now it's been the ‘quick shot to Pepper making the idiotic face,'" Naomi told E! News. "It's not just a quick shot, it's a long, extended close-up upon long, extended close-up of a single tear falling down Pepper's face, it's something I had never done before, honestly. I had done it on stage…I knew I could do this, I've done it, but not for a while. I've been stacking chairs and painting nails for about five months now and so to all of a sudden be endowed with this awesome opportunity was a lot. And like I said, coming from my own background of sketch comedy, the Groundlings, shows on stage, I'm prepared, but I'm not like Jessica in that I don't get to fall to my knees in a crying fit day after day after day. This is my first time."
However, after that, we've seen this brilliant actor do a comedy-drama called 'Ctrl+Alt+Del', which was a take on abortion. The topic of Abortion in itself is difficult to talk about, think about being a lead of such a show and crack jokes. "Think of a show like 'Orange is the New Black,' and it can fall under either the comedy category or drama category. I really like that. I like being able to bring humor to serious situations and actually that is what the 'Ctrl Alt Del' is all about. Let's face it abortion isn't a hilarious subject, but we are able to bring comedy to it because there is humor everywhere even in an abortion clinic," Naomi shared with Meaww earlier.
Naomi was nominated for an Emmy under the category - Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama - for her role as Lorna in the TV series 'Ctrl Alt Del.'
"I am so glad that someone around me had a camera and was able to capture the moment when it was announced. I knew it was a possibility as my name was submitted to be considered but I have been disappointed before when my name was submitted two years ago for 'American Horror Story,' and I did not get it. You try not to react, and it's like an acting exercise, you have to put yourself out there and then forget about it," she continued.
However, we think this season of 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' has more for us, however, Naomi appears not as Pepper but a satan worshipper. Keep watching AHS on Wednesdays on FX.