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The Squeamer-Sonja Hammer was DELIGHTED absolutely… to be able to chat with the exceptionally talented Naomi Grossman AKA to many fans as Pepper from the groundbreaking smash TV show American Horror Story!

Below, photo of Naomi Grossman Melbourne June 2015. Picture by Karla Topic.

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‘Naomi Grossman is an American actress, writer and producer best known for her role as Pepper in the second and fourth seasons of the FX horror television series “American Horror Story”. Grossman began her career in 1990 with minor television roles, along with commercial and theatre appearances. Not knowing what role she was auditioning for, Grossman sent in an audition for “American Horror Story: Asylum” in mid-2012 and was cast in soon after as Pepper, a microcephalic; the season premiered later that year. In preparation for the role, she shaved her head bald. In 2014, it was revealed that Grossman would return to the series in its fourth season, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”, reprising her role as Pepper from the second season, making her the first to play the same role in two different seasons of the show.’

Naomi speaks about the experience of playing the beautiful Pepper and the influence of Tod Browning’s film Freaks and especially that of ….

Schlitzie !!

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Naomi also chats about working with actress icon Jessica Lange and much more…and what is coming up for her next? Well you will have to listen to this podcast!

Naomi will be at Oz Comic Con chatting to fans Sunday the 28th Stage 3 at 2pm !

 

 

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