How Sarah Paulson Almost Spilled the American Horror Story–Lady Gaga Beans

Sarah Paulson. Photo: JB Lacroix/Getty Images

At Saturday's Family Equality Council Gala in Beverly Hills, Sarah Paulson let it slip that she almost let something else slip: the big news that Lady Gaga will be starring in next season's American Horror Story. Why? Because it's so cool: "I think nothing in the world could be more exciting. Really ... it's Lady Fucking Gaga! I mean, come on. It's amazing."

Now we know that we can trust Paulson with our deepest, darkest secrets — or at least Ryan Murphy can: "I had a bit of an inkling, because the man told me, but I kept it a secret." Well, we can trust her for a few days, at least: "I finally said to him the other day, 'If you don't announce this soon, I'm going to bust. I'm going to say something!' And he was like, 'You can't.' And I was like, 'Well, I'm going to. So get on it.' And then they have. And it was all because I made them. Not really." But can she spill the beans on whether she'll be on the show next season? That, apparently, is undecided, as she mentioned onstage after the AHS teaser played: "I just feel like letting Ryan know that I am available, if he wants me."