With the fourth and final season of “Saving Grace” beginning tonight, star Holly Hunter says she has loved her experience on the spiritual/cop drama.
The final, nine-episode season of “Saving Grace” starts at 9 tonight on TNT.
Hunter told The Oklahoman’s TV Editor Penny Soldan that she still adores her often-controversial character, the gutsy, hard-living Detective Grace Hanadarko, an Oklahoma City cop who is visited by a last-chance angel (Leon Rippy) who tries to get her on the path of redemption.
“I’ve loved all the things I’ve gotten to do as Grace that I’ve never gotten to do before,” Hunter told Penny. “Some I don’t want to (reveal) because they’re in the last episodes. But the extremities of her physical life have been fun to play.
“Grace, as a whole, is a character who I adore.”
Counting Season 4’s nine episodes, which wrapped up filming two weeks ago, Hunter has 46 hours of screen time as Grace. She had two hours or less in all her other roles, including her Oscar-winning performance in “The Piano” and her Emmy wins for “Roe vs. Wade” and “The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom.”
For “Saving Grace,” Hunter has earned three Screen Actors Guild nominations, two Emmy nominations, a Gracie Allen Award and a Women in Film Lucy Award.
“I feel that four seasons of ‘Saving Grace’ is a real accomplishment that we are all very proud of,” Hunter told Penny. “And there is one episode right in the middle of the season that is kind of an homage to the entire series that I think fans are going to absolutely love.
“And then we have this finale that lasts perhaps the last four episodes which I think are unexpected and allow us to do interesting things. The ending is exciting for this character.”
In her feature, Penny details some of the storylines for the final season of “Saving Grace” and shares Hunter’s next order of business. To read more, click here.