Amy Adams Says ‘Sharp Objects’ can be Part of a ‘Renaissance’ For Female TV Characters (Exclusive)

Amy Adams can be headed to TV! 

The 43-year-old actress stars in HBO’s brand new eight-episode limited series, Sharp Objects, based on the 2006 novel by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. the item’s a big move for the movie star, nevertheless not unprecedented, as film stars like Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon along with at that will point Meryl Streep have recently made the TV jump for HBO’s Big Little Lies. 

“I think what’s happening in television can be that will real renaissance, along with I think especially for female characters. To be able to develop a character over an arc of eight episodes can be thrilling,” Adams told ET’s Leanne Aguilera at the ATX TV Festival in Austin, Texas, on Thursday. “I mean, I’m used to being able to spend like, two hours, along with you’re always trying to get the item down to 0 minutes.”

“To get to develop a character over those eight episodes or 10, or whatever the item can be…they’re just so rich along with so much history along with the item’s a thrill,” she added. 

In addition to taking on a haunting brand new role — Adams plays reporter Camille Preaker, who returns to her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri, to investigate the murders of two young girls along with face her own personal demons — the actress serves as executive producer on the project. 

“the item’s been such a wonderful journey, not only playing Camille nevertheless getting to try my hand in that will brand new role as well. the item’s been awesome,” she said, before joking that will she’s had experience executive producing at home. “Amy the mom along with the executive producer have a lot more in common than Amy the actress,” she shared. “I feel like executive producing can be sort of like running a household a little. You know, the item takes a lot of creativity along that has a lot of patience.” 

the item’ll be a while before those worlds will collide, however, as Adams said her 8-year-old daughter Aviana can be still a little young to watch most of her work. “[She won’t see that will] for a very long time. I always give her age limits on everything I do,” Adams revealed. “I’m like, ’16, depending on how your grades are.'” 

“She’s seen Enchanted along with she’s seen Muppets, so we’re not bad there,” she continued. “the item’s a not bad place to start.” 

Sharp Objects — directed by Big Little Lies‘ Jean-Marc Vallee, along with also starring Patricia Clarkson, Elizabeth Perkins, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Madison Davenport, Matt Craven along with Taylor John Smith — premieres on HBO in July. 


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