The actress is starring in Sharp Objects, an eight-episode limited series on HBO that is based on the 2006 novel by Gillian Flynn, the same author who also wrote Gone Girl. Amy Adams is definitely trying something new as she is jumping from the big screen to the small one.
Of course, this is not unprecedented!
In fact, not too long ago, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and even Meryl Streep made the transition – all starring in Big Little Lies.
While at the ATX TV Festival today, Adams told ET that ‘I think what is happening in television’s this real renaissance, and I believe especially for female characters. To be able to develop one character over an arc of eight episodes is really thrilling. I mean, I am used to being able to spend like, two hours, and you are always trying to get it down to 90 minutes.’
She added that ‘To get to develop a character over those eight episodes or 10, or whatever it is…they’re just so rich and so much history and it’s a thrill.’
Adams is also an executive producer of the daring new project.
She portrays Camille Preaker, a reporter coming back to her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri.
After returning, she starts investigating the murders of two girls while at the same time facing her own demons as well.
‘It has been such a wonderful journey, not only playing Camille but getting to try my hand in that new role as well. It has been awesome,’ she shared about being a producer in addition to acting.
The star joked that she’s acquired some experience in producing at home.
‘Amy the mom and the executive producer have a lot more in common than Amy the actress. I feel like executive producing is sort of like running a household a little. You know, it takes a lot of creativity and a lot of patience.’