Sarah Paulson has Meredith Marks to thank for helping her prepare for her Broadway return after more than a decade. Paulson revealed that she is working with a woman named Julia Crockett who physically transforms her into real people she is playing. She turned to The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City for inspiration for her role, particularly the character of Meredith Marks.
Sarah Paulson has Meredith Marks to thank for helping her prepare for her Broadway return by drawing inspiration from the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City character to transform into her role in the play Appropriate.
Sarah Paulson is making her return to Broadway after over a decade, and she has The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City to thank for helping her prepare for her upcoming play. During an appearance on The View, Paulson shared that she works with a person named Julia Crockett to help her physically transform into the characters she plays. In this case, she turned to The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City character Meredith Marks for inspiration. According to Paulson, Marks has a specific intensity that she is trying to incorporate into the character she is portraying.
The actress took to Netflix and Bravo to find inspiration, specifically noting that she has been watching Chimp Empire and The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. After observing Meredith Marks and her particular intensity on RHOSLC, Sarah Paulson has decided to utilize that energy for her upcoming theatrical role.
Moreover, this isn’t the first time that Paulson has expressed her admiration for the Real Housewives franchise. While appearing on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy with Andy Cohen, she revealed her interest in playing Vicki Gunvalson from The Real Housewives of Orange County. Notably, Paulson also previously mentioned her love for The Real Housewives of New York City, even sharing her interest in joining the franchise if her acting career didn’t work out.
Fans of both Broadway and Bravo will get to witness the influence of Meredith Marks on Sarah Paulson’s role when her play Appropriate makes its debut on November 29. This play is based on Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ work and follows the Lafayette family as they return to their late patriarch’s Arkansas home to handle the remains of his estate. It seems that Sarah Paulson’s experience with The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City has significantly influenced her approach to her return to Broadway.