Alright, guys! Sadly, I've got to run. But thanks so much for joining me! Super fun. Bye! xx

Hi! So it's me. Taissa Farmiga from AMERICAN HORROR STORY and the new movie JAMESY BOY. Plus I'm sitting here with JAMESY BOY director Trevor White. He's awesome. (<-- Trev made me add that.) (Just kidding. ;) Come on! Let's talk acting, directing, or whatever else comes to mind!

If you don't know JAMESY BOY you can see the trailer here:

And look, it's really me!

Ask Me (or Us) ANYTHING!

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jlurrz773 karma

hey Taissa

My question is did you ever see the rap song I posted for you on youtube on your birthday. If so, Did you like it? Would you wanna hear another?

heres the link to it:

TaissaFarmiga1945 karma

I did see it! I can't tell you how that made my night. My friends love it and randomly serenade me with it. If I'm allowed to request it, please continue and add more verses!!

Lord_Biscuit494 karma

Even though American Horror Story is a serious show, did you guys have a lot of bloopers? If so, which moment do you remember the most?

TaissaFarmiga1904 karma

I think some of the best times on this season was the fact that Emma, Lily, Sarah and I could not contain ourselves whenever Franny was acting out Myrtle. Too hilarious. We couldn't look each other in the eye. Silent laughter for days.

zoebenson389 karma

Is there any movie you can ALWAYS watch and never get tired of?

TaissaFarmiga11264 karma

Mean Girls.

lolitaprince373 karma

Was it hard not to laugh as Myrtle screamed BALENCIAGAAAAAA like a dying seal?

TaissaFarmiga1483 karma

That moment was actually so heartbreaking. Especially in one take where Franny did it in a much more contained way. Super soft. A final goodbye. But Myrtle is definitely some character hahaha

WyattWakefield253 karma

Hi Taissa! How big of an impact has your Vera had on your acting career? Because honestly, between the two of you there is so much talent.

TaissaFarmiga1409 karma

If it wasn't for Vera I don't know if I ever would have discovered my passion for acting. I really do owe her so much and she is such an inspiration to me.

g8rade233 karma

Hey Taissa!!

What do your friends think when they see you on tv? Do they like AHS?

Thanks for doing the AMA

TaissaFarmiga1537 karma

My friends tease me. Which is good. Don't let my head get too big.

Lord_Biscuit194 karma

What is the hardest emotion for you to convey in your acting?

TaissaFarmiga1538 karma

Laughing on cue, like a real genuine sounding laugh that conveys your happiness and amusement, can sometimes be hard to come out. And I love to laugh.

BonnieRabbit185 karma

Hi Taissa! I love both Violet's and Zoe's fashion. Is your personal style similar or different?

TaissaFarmiga1342 karma

Hi! The wardrobe and fashion on American Horror Story is so incredible. I'm especially loving this season's! Lou, the costume designer, is such a talent. My style is slightly different, but that doesn't mean I couldn't walk away from set with a few pieces out of Zoe's closet ;]

cammiiilllaa173 karma

Whats it like working with Evan Peters?

TaissaFarmiga1346 karma

Evan is an incredible actor and it's been amazing to have him as a scene partner. We luckily work well together on set. The whole AHS cast seems to have a good chemistry. Another thing I love about this show.

MrRagerNYC161 karma

How badass did you feel with that chainsaw

TaissaFarmiga1546 karma

I owned that chainsaw.

Fatmonkey84155 karma

How many marshmallows can you fit in your mouth?

TaissaFarmiga1480 karma

Buy me some and I'll let you know

mistyslay146 karma

Hey, Taissa! What's it like working with Lily Rabe? :)

TaissaFarmiga1224 karma

She is so talented! I'm really, really happy that I've gotten quite a bit of screen time with her this season. That's something that's funny about this show. It's huge. So many cast members. Sometimes you don't even meet your costars until months later!

zoebenson144 karma

Is there anyone of the AHS cast that you enjoyed shooting scenes with the most?

TaissaFarmiga1293 karma

Ah, some of my favorite moments are actually when we have big ensemble scenes. Everyone together.

ChuckDul135 karma

Hello just wanted to ask with some of the controversial things on AHS do you ever have a scene where you didn't feel comfortable doing? (at least when you first saw it on the script?)

TaissaFarmiga1239 karma

AHS has a lot of crazy things in the show, hahaha. Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and dive right in.

thevincat123 karma

Hello! Lord of the Rings or Star Wars?

TaissaFarmiga1378 karma

Star Wars.

rachhs121 karma

What do you think would happen if Sarah, Zoe, Sam, Violet and Audrey all met?

TaissaFarmiga1299 karma

I think they'd all be like, "Where's Taissa?"

trianglepolaroids106 karma

will you + vera ever star in anything together?

TaissaFarmiga1190 karma

We actually have! It's a romantic comedy called At Middleton!

gretastorlie86 karma

taissa! do you have any inside jokes with your cast members of american horror story?

TaissaFarmiga1254 karma

If you ever run into Sarah Paulson just say "It's the chair"

mp652186 karma

At long last, someone invents "the dream VCR." This machine allows you to tape an entire evening's worth of your own dreams, which you can then watch at your leisure. However, the inventor of the dream VCR will only allow you to use this device of you agree to a strange caveat: When you watch your dreams, you must do so with your family and your closest friends in the same room. They get to watch your dreams along with you. And if you don't agree to this, you can't use the dream VCR.

Would you still do this?

TaissaFarmiga1149 karma

ooooh. I think that I would be dying to use this dream vcr, but I don't think I could accept the terms. Dreams and inner musings seem far too private. Am I allowed to haggle with the inventor? Pleeease?

LongQ72 karma

Is there a special moment in your life, you would love to travel back to?

TaissaFarmiga1472 karma

I feel like the idea of reliving moments we qualify as "the best times" sounds better than it is. I am guilty of reminiscing and dying for the chance to be able to go back to a time that brings smiles to my face and butterflies to my stomach. But then I think about it, and what if you go back and end up discovering the imperfections of the moment? Then that special cherished occasion is tainted. Too difficult of a decision. I think we're lucky to have our memories.

leahb1169 karma

Hey Taissa! If you were really a witch, what power would you want to have? :)

TaissaFarmiga1228 karma

I love the idea of teleporting. Being able to appear and reappear in another spot. Transporting yourself to either somewhere far, far away for just a minute. Or even to the fridge during commercial break. It would be perfect.

MsJessD467 karma

What is the best part of being an actress?

TaissaFarmiga1201 karma

For me, I love getting to be someone else for a little while. It's exhilarating. Because sometimes you get to look really deep inside yourself and pull out a new version of your personality that you didn't know was there.

forestmuse60 karma

Hey Taissa, I'm a huge huge fan.

Which season of AHS did you enjoy starring in the most? Personally I loved season 1, but you were just as great in season 3!

I know you can't give too much away but will you be making an appearance in season 4? That would be great. Thanks!

TaissaFarmiga1100 karma

Too tough, my friend. I love each season and each experience for separate reasons.

Honestly? I have no idea about season four yet. I'd give you a spoiler if I could, but I've got nothing up my sleeve. I'm sure it's going to fantastic though, so.

hannabanana1756 karma

What is your ultimate goal in acting? Are you aiming for an oscar or planning on writing? I think you could do anything!

TaissaFarmiga1117 karma

I haven't imagined too far into the future yet! I'd obviously love to continue this for a long time. Right now though I'm content on living in the moment and taking characters that I feel a spark with. I do like to write, but haven't attempted a script thus far!

ccdoubleyou38 karma

Hi Taissa-

How was it working with Mary Louise Parker?

What character do you wish you could have portrayed from a preexisting movie or tv show?


TaissaFarmiga1117 karma

I'm a huge fan of Mary Louise Parker. Sadly, I did not have any scenes with her in Jamesy Boy. But I did sit next to her once in the hair / make up trailer and I was far too shy to do anything but stare at myself in the mirror. I think I regret it just a little bit.

davidobrev36 karma

Do you speak any french? :)

TaissaFarmiga178 karma

One day I'd love to be able to whip out a couple of phrases! Sadly, right now I know zero French. Teach me something!

levisalazar9630 karma

What other talents do you have that not so many people know about

TaissaFarmiga1133 karma

I can whistle, like, extremely well. Or so I've been complimented. ;]

hannahfarmiga22 karma

Do you like any horror films? If so, which one(s)?

TaissaFarmiga182 karma

One of my favorites (that I was just recently forced to watched by a good, good friend of mine) was The Sixth Sense. That's about as scary as I can take. AHHHHHHHHH.

noclaf119 karma

are we going to get mindscape in the us?

TaissaFarmiga139 karma

I haven't heard anything yet, but I really hope so! I'll let you guys know on my twitter as soon as I get any info.

MattBags18 karma

How was it different working with your sister in "Higher Ground" than it was workin with her in "Middleton"

TaissaFarmiga147 karma

Higher Ground was my first experience. Vera was there as my director and she was there to guide me. She's my older sister, so it was easy for me to fall into the role of doing what she tells me to. And in At Middleton... Vera is 21 years older than me. She's my cool older sister and, when needed, protective mother figure. Our relationship has so many sides to it. At Middleton was just another example. But I truly loved being able to share the screen with her in At Middleton, which is what I didn't get to do in Higher Ground.

iLikeStrangersInVans13 karma

Just watched Jamesy Boy, it was brilliant!

TaissaFarmiga130 karma


mar_varea11 karma

Will you go to Barcelona?

TaissaFarmiga135 karma

I love Barcelona!

d_daorys11 karma

just 1 question, Ms.Farmiga! Do I have any chance that you will answer my question?

TaissaFarmiga143 karma

Hmm. I'm sure there is an exact percentage to represent the chance of me responding to you. But I think I'll let you figure it out. ;-]

trianglepolaroids10 karma

do you regret taking any roles you have taken?

TaissaFarmiga128 karma

I don't. I do think it's possible to take any experience you've had and view it in a positive way. Because you're always learning something from your experiences, if you choose to acknowledge it. But personally, so far, I've loved every project I've been a part of!

rory896 karma

Hi Taissa. Your new movie with Malin Akerman sounds like something different from your previous projects. Can you tell us something about it? Like what is about, what kind of character you're going to play, what caught your attention about it...

You're awesome btw :)

TaissaFarmiga119 karma

Yes! I'm beyond thrilled for this project! That's what I love about it, the script is quite different from my previous work. I'd love to let loose in a comedy.

ps. thnx

hideartaissa3 karma

Hi Taissa, do you speak any Spanish sweetie?

TaissaFarmiga110 karma

Estoy aprendiendo!

JeremyYbarra210 karma

Hi Taissa! How excited are you for Bates Motel tomorrow!?

TaissaFarmiga157 karma

Dude, I'm SO excited!