It’s only the teensiest peek at the horrors to come, but the curtains have drawn back on next year’s most anticipated freak show. “American Horror Story: Freakshow” creator Ryan Murphy tweeted a pic from the set of the series, offering viewers their first glimpse of conjoined twins Dot and Bette. Between the black-and-white shot and the hospital setting, we’re getting some serious “Elephant Man” vibes from this freaky little photo.
The “twins” are a dual role being played by Sarah Paulson, who will sport her second head through a combination of practical effects and CGI. But this on-set shot shows that at least from behind, the makeup and prosthesis is thoroughly convincing. Those two smooth necks emerging from a hospital gown give no hint as to where Paulson ends and the makeup begins. Actually, we’re not even sure which head is hers.