SHARP OBJECTS: Amy Adams, Gillian Flynn, and Jessica Rhoades on Adams' First Time Producing, the Future of the Franchise - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

SHARP OBJECTS: Amy Adams, Gillian Flynn, and Jessica Rhoades on Adams’ First Time Producing, the Future of the Franchise

July 6, 2018 by  

Sharp Objects

Amy Adams in SHARP OBJECTS. Credit: HBO

HBO’s SHARP OBJECTS (premiering Sunday at 9/8c), based on the 2006 novel by Gillian Flynn, marks two milestones for series star Amy Adams: a return to television (her last part was an arc on THE OFFICE as Katy) and her first time producing a project.

“I’m a big fan of Gillian’s; I’ve read all of her novels,” Adams told reporters (in the video below) before the ATX panel honoring the series. Executive producing the limited series was “something I wanted to move toward anyway. To bring [Emmy-winning director] Jean-Marc [Vallée] onboard, and be part of the casting process, and part of the tone on-set, it made a huge difference to me in how powerful I felt in the world.”

SHARP OBJECTS executive producer Jessica Rhoades was blown away by Adam’s dual roles on- and off-screen. “She is so intelligent, so articulate, she cares so much, she’s so available,” Rhoades explained. “She would constantly have ideas…I didn’t know how involved [she would be as a producer], but literally every single day it was amazing watching her balance her left side of her brain and her right side. Showing up, becoming Camille, and also seeing the whole [picture].”

“The thing about Amy is she’s also this leader of men,” Rhoades continued. “So for her, being in the makeup trailer with all the other actors, riding in the van with all the other actors—she didn’t separate herself in any way. We had a really young cast, and that sets such a tone.”

For Flynn, who has had her later novels GONE GIRL and DARK PLACES adapted into films, the long process of adapting SHARP OBJECTS (which she worked on with DIETLAND’s Marti Noxon) worked out for the best.

“To have Amy take over that character of Camille—I really think there was a reason the book didn’t get made for ten years, and that was because it was waiting for Amy to come and be Camille,” Flynn shared. “To see her take on that role in all her dark glory was pretty amazing.”

But what does the future hold for SHARP OBJECTS? A number of limited series have wound up getting renewed for future installments—like HBO’s BIG LITTLE LIES—and the team admitted that though the first season covers the entire book, continuing is a possibility. “I know that the characters live on in Gillian’s mind,” Adams said. “So I’d be curious to see how she develops them as they move past this particular crisis.”

Check out more from Adams, Flynn, and Rhoades in the videos below…

Amy Adams:

Gillian Flynn:

Jessica Rhoades:

SHARP OBJECTS, Series Premiere, Sunday, July 8, 9/8c, HBO


SHARP OBJECTS at ATX: The Team Teases the HBO Adaptation
HBO Sets July Premiere for the Amy Adams-Led SHARP OBJECTS
SHARP OBJECTS Teaser: Amy Adams Stars in the Adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Novel

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