Chloe Sevigny: Big Love Was "Awful This Season"

Celebrity News Mar. 26, 2010 AT 9:41AM
Chloe Sevigny: Big Love Was "Awful This Season" Credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Chloe Sevigny has a big problem with the latest season of her HBO hit show Big Love.

"It was awful this season, as far as I'm concerned," the actress, 35, recently told The Onion. Gasping, she then added, "I'm not allowed to say that!"

Even though she won a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe this year for her role as Nicki, the second of three wives, she said this season tumbled because it turned into a "telenovela."

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"I feel like it kind of got away from itself," she went on. "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."

She said that HBO only gave them 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."

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She said she wasn't the only cast member who wasn't pleased with the direction of the show.

"Me and the girls [Jeanne Tripplehorn and Ginnifer Goodwin] definitely were not very happy with where it was going — or more kind of, 'We really hope it's going to work. It seems like they're really pushing it,'" Sevigny said. "I think next season, they're going to go back to more just the family."

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Despite the fact that she thinks the show has become "too much," she said she hopes "the fans will stick with us and tune in next year. There's a lot of people who really love this season, surprisingly."

She then added, "God, I'm going to get in so much trouble."

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