Amy Adams is one of the most revered and praised actresses of our time. While she is known for her strong and impacting roles on the big screen, she’s taking on a limited series HBO show that all but promises to be a real hit.
She’ll be playing the title character from the novel adaptation of Sharp Objects, written by acclaimed novelist Gillian Flynn, who wrote mega-hit novel turned film Gone Girl.
Amy Adams describes facing insecurities while getting prosthetic scars glued onto her daily for #SharpObjects: “There was definitely an emotional component to putting on the scars in terms of seeing the damage that she had done to her body, but there also was that vulnerability that standing naked created.” Read more in this week’s cover story. ?: @ruvenafanador
In conjunction with a writer that worked on Mad Men, this small screen adaptation is gearing up to be quite the television event.
Sharp Objects is a murder mystery that follows the main character as she attempts to solve troubling crimes while battling her own demons.
The symbolism in the title is due to the main character dealing with her pain and issues by carving and drawing on her skin.
A very dark and twisted uncovering of murder, trauma, and destruction.
Of the main character, those who work on the project say that they can’t really think of a more complicated and nuanced female lead.
Amy Adams says the most difficult scenes to act out in #SharpObjects were with Patricia Clarkson, who plays her mother: "She just keeps going back to the same well and drawing the same poison water. And that’s so common and it’s something we all, ugh, it’s hard to talk about.” More on Adams and the Gillian Flynn series adaptation on THR.com. photo: @ruvenafanador
In fact, while male antiheroes have run the gamut in shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Dexter, there has been virtually zero representation for female portrayals.
Showcasing a difficult woman in this way is something that many people feel is abundantly necessary to show the complexities that exist within woman as human beings.
There are so many roles that can potentially be rich and interesting and luminescent for a woman trying to navigate her own demons and the darker parts of her personality.
Adams talks openly about how the character’s relationship with her mother was some of the hardest scenes to do as so many often have negative cyclical relationships with people they love that end up damaging them more and more.