“24″ star Cherry Jones tells Greg In Hollywood she and Sarah Paulson “are very close”
It’s been a very interesting afternoon here in Pasadena at the Television Critics Association Press Tour which continues through next weekend.
Between sessions, I was surfing the net and saw an item on Advocate.com about Sarah Paulson who did a video interview with her sister Rachel Paulson. She discussed her relationship with two-time Tony winner Cherry Jones who won the Emmy last fall for her role as President Allison Taylor on 24.
Jones confirmed several months ago that the two had split up. Paulson says in this interview that they continue to be friends and their relationship is an “ongoing situation.”
So following a panel with the entire cast of 24 this afternoon, I made my way over to Miss Jones and was one of a handful of reporters chatting with her about various topics. I’ll share that later this week.
But after everyone cleared away, I became what felt like a reporter for In Touch magazine or something. I quietly relayed to her what Miss Paulson had said and wondered if she had any comment. Cherry did not skip a beat. She laughed and said: “I will say we are very close.”
She laughed again and said: “I think that’s the best way to do it at this point. We are very close.”
I remarked that I have loved Sarah since I saw her steal Down With Love from Renee Zellweger and Cherry said: “Wasn’t she fabulous in that? She was just 25 or 26 and she played that Eve Arden part. You’re going to keep seeing her a lot, she’s got a few things coming up.”
Their romance became very public when Jones won the Tony for Doubt and before taking the stage, gave Paulson a big kiss on the lips.
“I had never, prior to Cherry, been in a proper, serious relationship … drunken make-outs with chicks don’t count,” Paulson said in the video interview. “Cherry was the first person. I was just so dizzyingly, insanely, madly in love with her that the consequences, if there were to be some, weren’t a part of the fabric of my thoughts.”