The star of the dark thriller se­ries re­veals five se­crets from the set

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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.

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