Amy Adams on “Sharp Objects”

by Luca Celada July 6, 2018

Amy Adams stars as the lead character of Camille in Sharp Objects, adapted for HBO from the book of the same title – the debut novel by Gillian Flynn. Flynn was of course nominated for a Best Screenplay Golden Globe for David Fincher’s Gone Girl. Here she executive produces a series directed by (Globe winner) Big Little Lies alum Jean Marc Vallée, which strives to be faithful to the original material, a gritty and noir “Midwestern Gothic”. It falls to multi-nominated and two-time Golden Globe winner Adams to flesh out the protagonist: a St. Louis journalist sent back to her childhood hometown of Wind Gap to write about a string of murders – and face her (many) demons. The HFPA’s Mirai Konishi and Scott Orlin spoke to the actress about the series and the demands of playing such an emotionally vulnerable character.