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The Wire and The Sopranos are two television series which are lauded by many and the thing that connects both of them together is that they were produced at and distributed by television network HBO. HBO is one of the biggest television networks in the entertainment industry and they have continued to have success with shows such as Game of Thrones, Westworld and Big Little Lies.
HBO now has a new critically acclaimed show which is currently airing called Sharp Objects which has the terrific Amy Adams in the lead role. Patricia Clarkson plays the mother of Amy Adams’ character in Sharp Objects and, in an interview with Variety, she discussed the show and her character. Here is what Patricia Clarkson had to say about the character she plays:
“She’s deeply troubled, and clearly needed help and medication. You have to realize this is a cyclical trauma, this generational trauma and pain that has led to three incredibly damaged women — a mother and two daughters.”
“She’s a difficult character…but I can come at her with light. I think of her as beautiful and gracious and glamorous and a lovely person who loves her daughters and cares for her husband. I can come at it with all of the externals intact.”
“This is a brutal woman, make no mistake, and I knew it from the get-go that I had to be strong enough to really just not care about what people thought about me. But there is an underlying sadness and heartbreak underneath. … [Camille] has forsaken her in many, many, many, many ways and abandoned her and moved on and refused to be a part of her life.”
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