The American Crime Story actress strikes a pose wearing an Alexander McQueen bra for W magazine's special television issue. Lest you forget she's a hilarious, awesome lady to boot, Paulson also revealed the one TV character she wishes she could have played.
"Alyssa Milano as Samantha on Who's the Boss? It was my favorite show," she told the magazine. "Tony Danza reminded me a lot of my dad and I wanted Judith Light to be my mother."
So, she may never get to achieve her '80s TV dreams, but the 41-year-old actress landed the role of a lifetime on FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson and opened up about the "abject terror" that drove her to sign on as Marcia Clark.
"The more I read about her, the more I felt a responsibility to get it right for her," she recalled. "I didn't want this to be another opportunity to pile s**t onto her and continue the sexism that went on during that trial."
Paulson admitted that, before doing the show, she was one of those people who "piled s**t" onto Clark.
"It changed everything. I was one of those women who didn't like Marcia Clark," she said of how her perception of the trial changed. "That was based on believing what I was told by the media -- that she was this total monster and a bulldog and so aggressive. It was really transformational to realize, 'God, I had it all wrong.'"
Meanwhile, Paulson revealed her "theories" about whether Marcia Clark and her co-prosecutor, Chris Darden, ever dated exclusively to ET. Find out what she had to say in the video below.
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Sarah Paulson and girlfriend Holland Taylor seen out in Manhattan on April 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 28: Actresses Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor are seen arriving at film director M. Night Shyamalan's Halloween party 'Shyamaween' on October 28, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 21: Actresses Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor are seen out and about on October 21, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor attend the 2017 TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor attend the 2017 TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Actress Holland Taylor takes a photo as actress Sarah Paulson (2nd R) prepares for the red carpet at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor pose at the Opening Night After-party for 'Ripcord' at The Brasserie 8 and 1/2 on October 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 17: Actors Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor arrive at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 31: Actresses Holland Taylor (L) and Sarah Paulson attend the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 31, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Critics' Choice Television Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: Holland Taylor and Sarah Paulson attend the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Fiddler On The Roof' at the Broadway Theatre on December 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)