She’s one of film’s most notorious villains, and now we’re learning her backstory. “From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Ratched is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched,” a description from Netflix reads. “In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind.
And to have an opportunity to do a deeper dive into this invented character that has become so pulsating with life for so many people, to figure out why she is so cold…so removed…,” Paulson said to Vanity Fair about playing Nursed Ratched. “By the time you get to the end of the first season, you will not wonder how and why Mildred became the way she did.
On a clandestine mission, Mildred presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be, but the wheels are always turning, and as she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, Mildred’s stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born.
Hand Sarah Paulson an Emmy, STAT! 🏆 https://t.co/j5XZAX0vRc— Glamour (@glamourmag) August 5, 2020