Sarah Paulson dismisses claims that her relationship with Holland Taylor is due to mommy issues
Holland Taylor is 75 and Sarah 43, they are in love and Sarah wants the world to get rid of its stunted view of looking at older people and dating someone older.
Sarah Paulson believes she has found the reason why people react differently after hearing that she is dating Holland Taylor. Speaking during an interview with The Sunday Times, Sarah said, “People look at me and Holland and say, ‘Mommy issues,’ but I parent her as much as she parents me, so that’s not it." She added that people have very rigid thoughts on anyone who is dating someone older.
“I think a lot of people have a stunted way of looking at older people, it’s a way of distancing themselves from something that they think will not happen to them,” she continued, adding, “I have the good fortune of being with someone who is older and wiser than I am.” During the interview, Sarah also noted that she had always admired Holland and that was “the most exquisitely beautiful woman I’d ever seen”.
The two met 12 years ago during a party and have been inseparable ever since then. Meanwhile, Sarah also opened up about the decision of freezing her eggs and hinted that she hadn't made up her mind on whether she should have kids or not. “I love kids,” she said in the interview. “But I’m very impulsive and I was afraid that I would have children and then regret it. But that’s not something I feel entirely confident about either, because I might regret not having them, too. So I froze my eggs, just in case.”
Sarah explained how the comments on her relationship do not seem to bother her. “If anyone wants to spend any time thinking I’m strange for loving the most spectacular person on the planet, then that’s their problem,” she said as reported by People. “I’m doing just fine.” During the interview, Sarah also spoke about taking on roles which require her to transform physically and emotionally.
"The more I can look in the mirror and not recognize myself, the more excited I am,” she said. "We’re constantly faced with all these ideas of beauty — things that Hollywood puts out there for us to gobble up. It’s very powerful when I look in the mirror and the first thing I’m thinking isn’t, ‘Are you pretty? Are you going to appeal to someone?’ I can work much more freely when I don’t have to concern myself with my looks," she continued.
The actress added that even if she ages, she will not let it affect her career. “If being older means all the roles I’m getting to play now because of all the ups and downs and hills and valleys proceeding it, I say bring it on,” she said. “Every once in a while I’ll go, ‘Wow. [43.] That’s seven years shy of 50.’ That’s the big 5-0. But then I go, ‘Stop running seven years down the road. You have no idea what your life will look like and where you’ll be.’ And that’s just what makes life so sweet. You cross your fingers, take a deep breath and jump. And that’s really all you can do.”