Chloe Sevigny Laments ‘Awful’ Season of ‘Big Love’

Chloe Sevigny in Big Love (HBO)

Chloe Sevigny in Big Love (HBO)

In a move of Katherine Heigl-ian* proportions, ‘Big Love’ star Chloe Sevigny has dissed her own show, complaining bravely that the recently wrapped season was “awful” and the main storyline “far-fetched.” In an interview with The Onion’s AV Club, the actress says the show’s writers “were really pushing it” by “squishing too much” into nine episodes of the HBO show.

“It was very telenovela,” she said. “I feel like it kind of got away from itself. The whole political campaign seemed to me very far-fetched.”

Seemingly aware she was stepping in a steaming pile of controversy (“I’m not allowed to say that!”), Sevigny tried to soften her comments by saying she still loves the show, her character and the writing. However, she ended that diplomatic-sounding sentence with “but I felt like they were really pushing it this last season.”

She also accidentally dragged her castmates into the mess. “Me and the girls [Jeanne Tripplehorn and Ginnifer Goodwin] definitely were not very happy with where it was going.”

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But she added, “or 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 …” and she trailed off, perhaps aware of the weight of her comments.

On one of the more sensational developments in the recent ‘Love’ season, where the character J.J. attempts to get her pregnant with an “incest baby,” Sevigny couldn’t hold back.

“Oh God, I know. Oh, God. It’s too much. It’s too much. But I hope the fans will stick with us and tune in next year. There’s a lot of people who really love this season, surprisingly. God, I’m going to get in so much trouble.”

* A reference to Katherine Heigl’s 2008 comments about the writing quality on ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ She announced this week she’s leaving the show.

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