Sarah Paulson has revealed that “Ratched” isn’t pronounced the way that it looks!
The Emmy-winning actress’ new series Ratched, which was inspired by the iconic character of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. The new series is Ryan Murphy‘s latest offering for Netflix as part of his overall deal with the streaming service.
In an Instagram video that Sarah filmed for Ryan‘s page, she talked about how you say the name.
“Today is Ratched premiere day. ‘Ratchet.’ Ratched. ‘Ratchet.’ Ratched. ‘Ratchet.’ How would you say it? She says Mildred ‘Ratchet.’ I don’t say Mildred Ratched, even though that’s really how it’s spelled,” she said.
So, it seems you pronounce Ratched by saying “ratch-it.”
Here is the synopsis for the series: “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. 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.”
Scroll to the second slide in the below Instagram embed to watch Sarah‘s video.