Jyoti Amge, ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show,’ On Being World Smallest Women
Jyoti Amge, who at 23 inches tall is the smallest woman in the world, stars on American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Jyoti Amge On ‘Freak Show’ Fame
Amge enjoys the fame that comes with starring on the fourth season of American Horror Story, but she wishes that people would not confuse her size with her age. While she is small, she is not a baby.
“When people see me on TV, they become very happy because they don’t have to interact with me,” Amge told Entertainment Tonight through a Hindi translator. “When they start interacting with me they ask me questions like I’m a baby or treat me like I’m a baby and hold me like I’m a baby, and that’s what they do wrong, really.”
Amge’s translator went on to say that the young woman finds her role as Ma Petite on the hit FX horror series to be a fun experience, particularly because of the physical aspects of the role.
“In American Horror Story she has to act but it’s not normal acting,” said her translator. “She has to get in cages and boxes and other things and pumpkins and that’s the most fun part about working in this show and she doesn’t know what’s about to happen from episode to episode.”
Amge, who is in the Guinness Book of World Records, wasn’t hung up about the title of the show, which speaks to a different time in which freak shows were a socially accepted form of entertainment. “She didn’t have any reservations because even though the name of the show is Freak Show nobody is a freak here,” said her translator.
American Horror Story: Freak Show airs on FX at 10/9c.