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‘Sharp Objects’ Finale: Patricia Clarkson Reveals What She Would Have Added to That Shocking Twist

It involves dancing, because why not?

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[Editor’s note: This article contains spoilers for the final episode of “Sharp Objects.”]

The “Sharp Objects” finale was a corker, making inventive use of its final moments — and even the end credits — to reveal who really killed those girls in Wind Gap. Patricia Clarkson, whose Adora ultimately goes to prison for the murders despite not committing them, has revealed how she would have liked her character to be sent off in that instant-classic end-credits sequence: “I would’ve had [Adora] dancing in her jail cell,” she tells Entertainment Weekly. “That would’ve been my end-credit [scene].”

Clarkson is in Toronto with her new film “Out of Blue.” Speaking of going from one project to the other, she calls it “the most radical chance I had to make — internally externally, emotionally, physically. I had five articles of clothing [for Mike] and Adora I had four closetfuls [laughs]. I had trousers and a shirt and a jacket, and hair and makeup that was so simple. The beauty of Mike is the character has to really live from deep within, whereas Adora, well, she’s such a wild ride.”

Not that her movie is the only thing being discussed at TIFF. “It’s interesting to be here now, post-‘Sharp Objects.’ Last night I was out in a restaurant and this man — he was sitting quietly all night, and then he leans over and goes, ‘Good thing you got out of jail.’” Read her full interview here.

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