Amy Adams opens up about feeling vulnerable on set of HBO's 'Sharp Objects'
Amy's character Camille in the series has a history of self-harm- she cuts her herself. When the story begins, she has just been released from a psychiatric facility.
'Enchanted' actress Amy Adams recently opened up about her experience of working on the HBO miniseries 'Sharp Objects' and from the looks of it, it sounds like a turbulent affair. The psychological thriller miniseries is based on Gillian Flynn's debut novel of the same name. Created and co-written by Marti Noxon, Adams plays the role of Camille Preaker, an emotionally troubled reporter who returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two young girls. The eight-episode miniseries will hit screens on July 8, 2018.
Amy, speaking to The New Paper said, "I think that everyone else's opinion of her is what helped shape this sadness inside of her and this darkness. She struggles to find the truth of who she is, and it is not till the end that we see her exploring her own identity outside of somebody else's opinion." Amy's character Camille in the series has a history of self-harm- she cuts her herself.
When the story begins, she has just been released from a psychiatric facility. Amy revealed that the scars that are shown in the film on Camille actually took about four hours to create, with the help of a solvent and glue. "But the first few times they got a bit sticky because they had not figured out how to get them not to stick to other things. And so I had a lot of mishaps with clothing and with seats."
"I had to stand there pretty much naked for four hours," she said, confessing that it made her "vulnerable." She added, "That really made me feel vulnerable, which helped stepping onto the set exposed in that way."
Speaking about the director Jean-Marc Vallee, who is said to be pushy when it comes to work, she said, "It is not so much even that he pushes, he just does not stop. You get so exhausted that you can't do anything but tell the truth. You drop all your ideas of what the scene is and you start to live in it. And it creates a surreal reality that when you are playing a character like Camille, it is very intense."
Amy also said that she was so immersed in the character that she had a hard time separating herself from Camille. "I will just wake up and be filled with anxiety and not know where it is coming from. And I'm, 'Oh, this isn't my anxiety, this is my character's anxiety that I have not dealt with.'" She was, in fact, so committed to the character that she even gained some weight.
"I think what it was, I didn't work out. I wanted to be really authentic. When I started really thinking about it, knowing that I was going to have to be not naked but exposed, the temptation was to get into really good shape or to lose a lot of weight. And then I started thinking about what an alcoholic who did nothing but eat chocolate and drink booze would look like. I thought 'she's probably going to be a little bloated' so I kind of went in that direction," she said.