The star of the dark thriller series reveals five secrets from the set
Amy Adams SHARP OBJECTS Monday, 9pm, Sky Atlantic
1I play Camille Preaker, a journalist who returns to her hometown in Missouri to report on the murder of two young girls. I tried to lighten the mood on set by bringing in a machine that made squeaky noises. I’m not so sure the director laughed...
2My character has a history of self-harming. I’d be in make-up for three and a half hours, eating chocolate, as the prosthetic scars were applied. Camille [pictured, near right] lives on chocolate and booze so I tried to look bloated.
3I had a problem finding Camille’s voice. At first I sounded like an alcoholic Giselle [the princess Amy played in animated film Enchanted]. That wasn’t right! So I tried to be quiet, an observer rather than the observed, like a journalist would be.
4Director Jean-Marc Vallée shouted ‘Cut!’ so many times during a scene where I was in a bath
because part of my anatomy kept looming into view!
I had to keep covering up.
5Filming in 32°C in California makes you lightheaded, laughing at anything. One of my co-stars, Chris Messina, would say the internal thoughts of the characters in the scene as the camera panned round. Hilarious! In one scene, I’m trying to stifle a huge grin as the camera focuses on me.