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Early in her career, Amy Adams did a lot of work in television ... and five Oscar nominations later, she's returning to it in a showcase role. The star of such films as "Arrival," "American Hustle" and "Enchanted" portrays a troubled reporter back in her Missouri hometown to probe the fates of two young girls in "Sharp Objects," HBO's limited-series version of the debut novel by Gillian Flynn ("Gone Girl") that begins Sunday, July 8. Also prominent in the cast are Patricia Clarkson as the estranged socialite mother of Adams' Camille Preaker, Eliza Scanlen as Camille's dual-personality half-sister, and Chris Messina – who played Adams' husband in "Julie & Julia" – as a detective who works with Camille. Directed in "Sharp Objects" by Jean-Marc Vallee, who did Emmy-winning work for HBO on "Big Little Lies," Adams also is an executive producer of the drama. "For me to have the ability to contribute in a meaningful way is important to me not only creatively, but in setting the tone on the set," the pleasant actress says. "I like problem-solving, so this presented the opportunity to dive in and be a part of that conversation." Camille has just finished a stay at a psychiatric hospital when "Sharp Objects" begins, and despite the darkness that the character continues to face, Adams maintains she generally didn't take the role home with her. "There were definite times when I was affected by what I did, or when it created a lot of exhaustion, or when I'd wake up in the middle of the night in a state of anxiety – and I understood that it was more about what I had been working on that day than something in my own life. "'On some previous projects where I had to delve into psychological damage to the character, I had to learn how to let go of what I was doing on the set," adds Adams. "It helps to have a family, because it kind of forces you to do that. When I can, I'll cook for my family or give my daughter a bath, because that lets you stay grounded and connected." While TV veteran Marti Noxon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "UnREAL") was very involved in adapting "Sharp Objects," some of the teleplay was written by original author Flynn. "Nobody understands Camille as much as Gillian," Adams allows, "so she was the best resource for me. She had a great point of view, but at the same time, she gave us the liberty to create something on our own. That's got to be a tricky balance for an author, but she empowered me to just play Camille, and I was really grateful for that." Amy Adams is careful with 'Sharp Objects' in new HBO drama BY JAY BOBBIN July 7 - 13, 2018 2 JOHNSON CITY (TN) PRESS cover story this week Cable Conversion Guide Charter Comcast Charter Mt. City Direct TV Dish Net- work 2 WETP – PBS 2 2 2 – – 4 WCYP– DT2 – CW 4 11 4 6 28 5 WCYB – NBC 5 5 5 5 5 11 WJHL – CBS 11 6 11 11 11 19 WKPT – MyTV 6 9 9 19 19 30 WAPK – MyTV 182 232 182 36 36 39 WEMT – FOX 10 7 10 39 39 68 WLFG – IND 8 3 8 68 68 A&E Arts & Ent. 46 35 46 265 118 AMC Am. Movie Classics 58 47 58 254 131 ANPL Animal Planet 52 53 52 282 184 BET Black Ent. 60 38 60 329 124 CMT Country Music TV 68 41 68 327 166 CNBC CNBC 39 31 39 355 208 CNN CNN 41 28 41 202 200 COMC Comedy Central 65 49 65 249 107 CSPAN CSPAN 19 19 19 350 210 DISC Discovery 47 26 47 278 182 DISN Disney Channel 54 136 54 290 172 E! E! Ent. News 23 33 23 236 114 ESPN ESPN 31 13 31 206 140 ESPN2 ESPN2 32 42 32 209 143 FNC Fox News Channel 43 32 43 360 205 FOOD Food Network 50 70 50 231 110 FREE Freeform 53 36 53 311 180 FSS Fox Sports South 33 – 33 676 416 FX FX 30 51 30 248 136 GOLF Golf Channel 35 30 35 218 401 HALL Hallmark Channel 89 137 89 312 185 HGTV Home & Garden TV 51 40 51 229 112 HIST History Channel 44 126 44 269 120 HLN Headline News 42 29 42 204 202 LIFE Lifetime 25 54 25 252 108 MSNBC MSNBC 40 185 40 356 209 MTV Music Television 66 52 66 331 160 NICK Nickelodeon 55 56 55 299 170 OXY Oxygen 61 123 61 251 127 PARMT Paramount Network 64 24 64 241 241 QVC QVC 13 12 13 275 137 SYFY Syfy 63 50 63 244 122 TBS WTBS – Superchannel 27 25 27 247 139 TCM Turner Classic Movies 59 – 59 256 132 TLC The Learning Channel 26 39 26 280 183 TNT Turner Network TV 28 27 28 245 138 TOON Cartoon Network 56 60 56 296 176 TRAVEL Travel Channel 49 260 49 277 196 TRUTV Tru TV 45 54 45 246 242 TVLAND TV Land 57 34 57 304 106 USA USA Network 29 37 29 242 105 VH1 Video Hits 1 67 46 67 335 162 WGNA WGN America 18 8 18 307 239 HBO Home Box Office 501 302 501 501 300 MAX Cinemax 549 320 549 515 310 SHOW Showtime 561 340 561 545 318 TMC The Movie Channel 598 350 598 553 327 STZENC Starz Encore 644 150 644 535 340

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