11/26/2014 06:02 EST | Updated 12/01/2014 03:59 EST

Jyoti Amge, 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Star, Dislikes Being Treated Like A Baby (VIDEO)

Jyoti Amge doesn't like being treated differently.

The 20-year-old actress plays the assistant to Jessica Lange's Elsa Mars in the fourth season of "American Horror Story: Freak Show," the FX miniseries from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

At 23 inches tall, the Nagpur, India-raised performer was named the world's shortest woman by Guinness World Records in 2011.

Her condition is due to a genetic disorder called achondroplasia, which can lead to dwarfism from birth.

Amge's family has worked to ensure she lives a normal life, and that's precisely what she asks of other people, she told ET.

"When people see me on TV, they become very happy because they don’t have to interact with me," Amge told the show in an interview through a translator.

"When they start interacting with me, they ask me questions like I'm a baby or treat me like I'm a baby or hold me like I'm a baby."

Amge said something similar in an FX interview earlier this year, saying that she doesn't allow everyone to pick her up.

"If someone holds me normally, and I'm not being coddled, I feel much more comfortable," she said.

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