American comedian and actor Naomi Grossman is probably best known for her role as the microcephalic Pepper in two seasons of the television show American Horror Story, which begins its seventh season on FX on Sept. 14.
“Pepper was the little character that could” said Grossman. In the two seasons Grossman was in, Asylum and Freak Show, her character Pepper struggled with microcephaly, in which the brain does not develop properly from birth, resulting in a smaller that normal head, a lower intellect, abnormal facial features and dwarfism among other ailments. Having to deliver Pepper’s over the top emotions through prosthesis is what made it so comfortable for Grossman to take on the role and step out in front of the cameras, envisioning herself stepping out on stage for a live theatre performance, which remains her first love.
Grossman said she would certainly consider taking on another role in American Horror Story, if the opportunity presented itself. “I never thought I would find a better role than the one I would write for myself, but [starring again in the show] would be a dream. I’m kind of excited to see what Hollywood presents to me and of course, I’ll present to it.”
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