This Is How Amy Adams Breaks the Tension on 'Sharp Objects' Set
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The actress reveals she steals the idea from filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, who also did this during the production of 'The Master' in 2012.

AceShowbiz - Amy Adams broke the tension on the set of her dark new TV drama "Sharp Objects" by installing a fart machine to prank cast and crewmembers.

In the series, the "Doubt" star plays alcoholic journalist Camille Preaker, who returns to her hometown to investigate a brutal murder while tackling psychological issues from her past.

Adams also served as an executive producer on the project, her first as a TV series lead, and she did her best to help lighten the mood in between takes, because it was so emotionally-draining for all involved.

"I might have brought a fart machine (to the set) once or twice!" she smiled on talk show The View.

Amy reveals she actually stole the idea from filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, who made use of the silly device during production of their 2012 drama "The Master".

"You know, the first person I worked with who brought a fart machine on set was Paul Thomas Anderson, who you would not expect, but we were shooting a scene in The Master, and he kept pushing (the button on) a fart machine, and I kind of fell in love with fart machines after that."

"It's such an unexpected break and release...!," she added, unwittingly making a fart joke in the process.

"Sharp Objects", based on the 2006 novel of the same name by "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn, also features Patricia Clarkson as Amy's highly-strung TV mother, and Chris Messina as the local police detective, and the Oscar nominee credits her co-stars with helping her leave the shadow of Camille behind at the end of each work day.

"I had the greatest actors on this and working with Chris and working with people who I considered friends during and after, it helped a lot," she shared.

Despite enjoying the process of making "Sharp Objects", network bosses at HBO recently insisted there wouldn't be a second season of the series, because Amy has already had enough of her broken character.

"It's a very dark character, very dark material, and Amy doesn't want to live in this character again and I can't blame her," HBO president of programming Casey Bloys told Deadline during a Television Critics Association panel last week (July 25). "So there are no plans for a second season. We are very happy with this living as a limited series."

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