Chloe Sevigny disses Big Love
Chloe Sevigny is biting the hand that feeds her and dissing this season of Big Love.
The HBO drama Big Love gave Sevigny the biggest role of her career, but the actress is taking a page from the Katherine Heigl School of Wretchedness and talking about how much she thinks the show sucks.
In an interview in which she was asked about the over-the-top plot lines this season, Sevigny went on a long diatribe against the show:
"It was awful this season, as far as I'm concerned. I'm not allowed to say that! [Gasps.] It was very telenovela. I feel like it kind of got away from itself. The whole political campaign seemed to me very farfetched. I mean, I love the show, I love my character, I love the writing, but I felt like they were really pushing it this last season. And with nine episodes, I think they were just squishing too much in. HBO only gave us nine Sundays, because they have so much other original programming -- especially with The Pacific -- and they only have a certain amount of Sundays per year, so we only got nine Sundays. I think that they had more story than episodes. I think that's what happened."
Sevigny then tried to drag her costars Jeanne Tripplehorn and Ginnifer Goodwin down with her. "Me and the girls definitely were not very happy with where it was going -- or were more kind of, 'We really hope it's going to work. It seems like they're really pushing it.' I think next season, they're going to go back to more just the family. I think that the stuff with Ben and Lois and that stuff was really great in Mexico, but…"
Awful, right? Not a great statement to make about a show that has probably made her millions. Sounds like Sevigny quickly realized the error of her ways, because she later told EW's Michael Ausiello that she was talking nonsense because she was tired and didn't mean a word of it:
"I feel like what I said was taken out of context, and the [reporter] I was speaking to was provoking me. I was in Austin [at the SXSW festival] and really exhausted and doing a press junket and I think I just... I wasn't thinking about what I was saying. You know, after a day of junkets sometimes things slip out that you don't mean, and I obviously didn't mean what I said in any way, shape or form. I love being on the show. I have nothing but respect and admiration for our writers and everybody involved with the show. It's been the greatest opportunity of my lifetime so far -- the best role I've ever played, the best part I've ever had the opportunity to portray.
"So I love the show. I think it's the greatest show on television. I think it's the weirdest show. I think it is very complex and the content is amazing, and it's just very ironic that this statement would come out and blow so out of control, because I feel absolutely the opposite. It is difficult being on a show for several seasons and having no control and having things go in different directions where you didn't think they would go. But that's also the most exciting part [because] they keep the character really fresh and there's new scenarios that they come up with.
"Maybe it did come out too harsh. I especially think the third season was so strong, and obviously we only had nine episodes so we couldn't really explore as much this season, so maybe that was part of it. And I really haven't seen the whole season because I don't have a television. I've only seen about half of it, so I couldn't even really comment having not been able to see it all the way through."
Sevigny also said she has personally apologized to the show's creators, writers and her castmates. Should they accept her mea culpa, or accept that they might just be working with an ungrateful brat?