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Patricia Arquette says she’s fed up of ‘playing crazy women’



Patricia Arquette says she’s fed up of ‘playing crazy women’


Patricia Arquette, an American actress, has expressed her desire for a change in her upcoming roles.

Despite winning several awards for her performances as complex and “crazy” women, such as Joyce “Tilly” Mitchell on Escape at Dannemora and Dee Dee Blanchard on The Act, Arquette has stated that she is “exhausted” of playing such characters.

In an interview with reporters at Hulu’s Television Critics Association winter press tour, Arquette joked, “I am a little exhausted of playing crazy women.”

She went on to explain that her initial excitement for her role as Blanchard in The Act stemmed from her fascination with the real-life story of Munchausen by proxy, a psychological disorder in which a caretaker fabricates or induces illness in those under their care.

The Act, a true-crime drama series, tells the story of Blanchard and her daughter Gypsy Rose (played by Joey King), who was made to pretend to be younger and disabled by her mother.

It was later discovered that Gypsy did not have the various medical conditions her mother had convinced others she had, despite the pair benefiting from the efforts of various charities.


Arquette explained that she could understand and relate to the logic behind Blanchard’s actions, stating, “In general, the choices characters make, they do because they have a reason to do it. They create a logic that makes sense for them. They have a whole story supporting the reason they made that choice.”

However, she admitted that physically stepping into the role was challenging, saying, “I started losing weight after Dannemora, then I stopped for this… But to work with these actresses, it’s such exciting material.”

Arquette’s recent awards for her performance as Tilly Mitchell on Escape at Dannemora include a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Critics’ Choice Award.

These accolades come four years after she won an Oscar for her role in Boyhood.

Reflecting on the impact of awards in the industry, Arquette said, “I think [awards matter]. You’re special in their eyes,” she said, recalling people approaching her with a different tone after her recent success.

“But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter to you… it matters, but your kids are still ‘I’m sick.’ … Your life goes on, you have dirty laundry.”

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