SCANLEN SHARPENS HER EDGES

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY -

Two girls are dead, the po­lice have no clue who the mur­derer is and the ru­ral com­mu­nity is sim­mer­ing with gos­sip, se­crets and fam­ily dys­func­tion.

El­iza Scanlen is not in Sum­mer Bay any­more. The Aus­tralian ac­tor has swapped the Aus­tralian beach­side sets she started her ca­reer on as Tabitha Ford in Home and Away for the fic­tional town of Wind Gap, Mis­souri in Sharp Ob­jects.

The dark drama, based on the Gil­lian Flynn ( Gone Girl) novel of the same name, tells the story of re­porter Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), fresh from a stint in a psy­chi­atric hospi­tal, who is sent back to her home­town to cover the mur­ders of two pre-teen girls.

It’s also a story of three com­plex women – Camille, her mother Adora (Pa­tri­cia Clark­son) and half-sis­ter Amma (Scanlen) – and their tu­mul­tuous re­la­tion­ship.

Scanlen, who has been praised by her co-stars, la­belled a “scene stealer” by En­ter­tain­ment Weekly, and dubbed one of tele­vi­sion’s 10 ris­ing stars by The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter, says it was an hon­our to work along­side her on-screen fam­ily.

“Amy and Pa­tri­cia in par­tic­u­lar were my men­tors, they were my rock,” she says.

“They re­ally taught me the ba­sics of the in­dus­try and gave me a lot of great ad­vice that I will take on for the rest of my ca­reer.”

Sharp Ob­jects airs Mon­days at 11am and 8.30pm on Fox­tel’s Show­case chan­nel.

El­iza Scanlen in new drama Sharp Ob­jects.

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