Category: TV

Elizabeth Perkins would have played the gardener to be on Sharp Objects!

Monday, Jul 30, 2018

Sharp Objects | Sunday, 9 p.m., HBO
When newspaper reporter Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) returns home to report on a double murder in Wind Gap, Mo., in the HBO limited series “Sharp Objects,” she meets a lot of people who have known her since she was a child. One old friend, Jackie (Elizabeth Perkins), becomes her confidante. She weaves in and out of the story, intimating that she knows everything about how Camille’s sister Marian (Lulu Wilson) died so young. Seeing how she is also the town drunk, Jackie doesn’t present the most respectable image. As we get closer to realizing that Camille’s mother, the high-fashion monster Adora (Patricia Clarkson), has been plagued by an illness that fatally affected her judgment, all of Jackie’s secrets spill out.

Elizabeth Perkins, 57, who memorably played Mary-Louise Parker’s neighbor on “Weeds” for many seasons, spoke to The Post from LA, where she is filming her new Apple TV series, “Are You Sleeping.”

This is a pivotal role in a very disturbing story. Why did you want to play Jackie?Because it was Patricia Clarkson and Amy Adams. I would have played the gardener to share the screen with them. And the whole project was female-centric. [Author] Gillian Flynn. [Screenwriter] Marti Noxon. We’re showing a lead character who’s deeply flawed. The [movie] studios will only make films where the female is heroic or totally positive. The good side of the female psyche. It’s rare to be involved in something that goes into the underbelly.

What time of the day does Jackie start drinking? Is she soused all day?
Mornings. She’s an alcoholic and a pill popper. I don’t think she walks very much. She squashing a lot of pain and knowledge. And a lot of secrets. Which may or may not be answered in Episode 8.

What is Jackie’s exact relationship to Adora? Are they friends?
They are frenemies. They grew up together. Adora has a lot of money. Adora has children. Jackie has been in Camille’s life since the day she was born. She was at Marian’s funeral. She’s been on the scene for a very long time. She was probably closer with Adora in the past until a lot of stuff went down. If Jackie could, she would expose everything.

Why did Jackie stay in Wind Gap, Mo.?
Jackie lives alone. Jackie has no husband. No children. She’s sort of alone in her pain. Adora has such a hold over her. She’s kind of trapped there. Jackie played a part in Marian’s demise or merely covered it up. She knows everything. What would propel somebody not to reveal it? Psychological blackmail.

Sharp Objects: 1×02 -“Dirt” Screencaptures

Monday, Jul 16, 2018

Second episode of Sharp Objects called “Dirt” aired last night on HBO, so new production stills and high quality screencaptures from the episode have been added to the photo gallery.

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Camille (Amy Adams) searches for clues at the funeral and wake for Wind Gap’s latest victim, and clashes with her mother (Patricia Clarkson) over Camille’s presence in the town. Richard (Chris Messina) finds a surprising way to arrive at a conclusion about the murderer’s profile. Camille pays a visit to the working-class home of a young boy (Matty Evers) who says he witnessed the abduction, and confronts Chief Vickery (Matt Craven) about why he ignored the boy’s claim.

Sharp Objects: 1×01 -“Vanish” Screencaptures

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

The first episode of “Sharp Objects” aired on Sunday July 8th and HQ screen captures of the episode Vanish have been added to the photo gallery. Watch “Sharp Objects” Sundays at 9PM on HBO.

Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), a reporter for the St. Louis Chronicle, is sent to her rural hometown of Wind Gap by her editor, Curry (Miguel Sandoval), to file a story about two missing girls, one of whom was found dead and presumed murdered. The assignment, which reunites Camille with her overbearing mother, Adora (Patricia Clarkson), stepfather, Alan Crellin (Henry Czerny), and half-sister, Amma (Eliza Scanlen), brings back traumatic childhood memories, including the death of Camille’s younger sister, Marian (Lulu Wilson), when both were schoolgirls. Tormented by her past and seeking refuge through alcohol, Camille joins Detective Richard Willis (Chris Messina) and Chief of Police Vickery (Matt Craven) in following leads around town that might shed light on the fate of the most recent missing girl.

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Interview: Elizabeth Perkins and Patricia Clarkson on Watch Watch What Happens Live!

Sunday, Jul 1, 2018

Watch the interview and photos of Elizabeth Perkins and her Sharp Objects co-star Patricia Clarkson in the Bravo Clubhouse with Andy Cohen! During the Show, actress Elizabeth Perkins talks about working with Elizabeth Taylor on “The Flintstones” movie and says she once brought Michael Jackson to the set. She also said she is a #RHONY fan, she made a great performance alongside a hologram Dorinda Medley for a #RHONY scene from the infamous Berkshires fight and talked about meeting Tiffany Haddish while with Brad Pitt at Chateau Marmont.

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Elizabeth Perkins shines at “Sharp Objects” Los Angeles Premiere!

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018

Elizabeth Perkins looks stunning on the red carpet as she arrives at the premiere of her upcoming miniseries Sharp Objects on Tuesday night June 26th at the Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles, California.

Elizabeth Perkins was supported by her daughter Hannah Jo Philips and actress Diane Lane while also being joined at the event by fellow cast members Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Taylor John Smith, Madison Davenport, Sydney Sweeney, Eliza Scanlen and Hilary Ward along with the author of the book Gillian Flynn and series creator Marti Noxon also attended the premiere.

The eight-episode miniseries, directed by Big Little Lies‘ Jean-Marc Vallee, debuts on HBO on July 8. The series follows a woman who returns to her hometown in Missouri to solve the murders of two young girls.

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HBO’s “Sharp Objects” Screening and Conversation!

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018

Join the cast and creators of Sharp Objects for a special advance screening and discussion at 92nd Street Y. The summer’s most gripping psychological thriller is coming to cable this July, when the eight-episode limited series Sharp Objects premieres on HBO.

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Based on the bestseller by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects stars Amy Adams as reporter Camille Preaker, who returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.

Get a sneak preview of a full episode and hear from Adams and fellow cast members Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins and Chris Messina, who are joined by Flynn, showrunner Marti Noxon (Dietland) and director Jean-Marc Vallée (Big Little Lies) as they discuss the project with Caryn James (BBC Culture).