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"What I wish they were comparing was my talent to her talent and saying mine was as great as hers which quite honestly they can't say," Sarah Paulson said

By Ally Mauch
May 16, 2020 11:10 AM
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Sarah Paulson, Adele
Credit: LISA O'CONNOR/AFP via Getty Images; Adele/Instagram

After Adele showed off her new look in a birthday post earlier this month, fans immediately began comparing her to actress Sarah Paulson.

Paulson, 45, reacted to the comparison during a recent interview with SiriusXM’s EW Live. “I was on Twitter and I just happened to be scrolling through and it said Sarah Paulson was trending and I was like, 'Wait what? Did I die? What happened?' " she shared Wednesday. “Oh, it’s the Adele thing again.”

Paulson said the comparison between her and Adele, 32, “has been going on for a while” but noted that she takes it as a compliment.

“Listen, I’ll take it,” the American Horror Story actress said. “What I wish they were comparing was my talent to her talent and saying mine was as great as hers which quite honestly they can’t say because no one’s talent is as great as hers, which is really irritating but I’ll take looking like her.”

Paulson added, “She’s a beauty.”

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Paulson also discussed the buzz about her celebrity lookalike during an Instagram Live session last week, reiterating her appreciation for Adele’s talent.

“People keep being like Adele looks like you, but I think it’s because I’m older than she is,” Paulson said. “I think the person who’s the most talented is the person that other person looks like, so I think I resemble Adele somewhat … but she doesn’t look like me.”

“If anything, I’m lucky to look a little bit like her,” she continued. “She’s Adele!”

RELATED VIDEO: Adele's Healthier Lifestyle Helps Combat 'Stress' of Balancing Career and Motherhood: Source

Adele sent fans into a frenzy when she posted a glamorous photo of herself celebrating her 32nd birthday on May 5.

"She quit smoking, reduced her drinking, got rid of sugar and stopped eating processed foods," her former London-based trainer Pete Geracimo — who worked with the star ahead of her 2016 and 2017 world tour — told PEOPLE. "She made healthier food choices and is training regularly."

Though the mother of one has faced some negative online commentary about her weight loss, she's paying no mind to the chatter.

"She looks like a different person, but she's the same cool chick who will tell you to f— off if you try and second-guess her," another insider previously said. "She is happy and fulfilled."