EXCLUSIVE: Carrie Preston Previews 'Ballsy' 'Claws' Finale and 'Large Cliffhanger' — Watch a Sneak Peek!


Claws is ending its first season with a bang.

On Sunday’s finale of the addictive TNT drama, nail salon proprietor Desna (Niecy Nash) is on the run from Curler (Jack Kesy), the once-presumed useless drug supplier, and her Nail Artisans gang is fearing for the worst. In ET’s unique sneak peek of the action-packed finale, Desna’s motley crew — Polly (Carrie Preston), Virginia (Karrueche Tran), Ann (Judy Reyes) and Dean (Harold Perrineau) — race round city to search out and rescue Desna.

“There’s such a fierce loyalty between all of Desna’s divas and the crew will go to the mat for her and for one another, and the thought that she’s in peril kicks all of them into excessive gear. Every of them drops all the pieces they’re doing and throws all their muscle behind looking for her and rescue her,” Preston tells ET of the finale sneak peek.

“The potential for locating issues about Polly is bottomless as a result of she is such a grasp of disguises and facades, so that you’re simply peeling one layer after one other and discovering one thing new and attention-grabbing beneath — and that is definitely what attracted me to the position,” Preston says, reflecting on her character’s season-long arc on the female-led drama. “I all the time like enjoying characters who’re difficult and flawed and mysterious and unpredictable, and he or she matches the invoice.”

For the 50-year-old actress, it was the fourth episode that supplied the most important clue into who Polly is — beneath her many rigorously crafted personas.

“There have been a few moments this season the place we noticed the gooey, weak heart of Polly after which she fully zipped that again up and [got] again to her curated self,” Preston says of the July 2 episode, “Fallout.” “We noticed her remodel into Heather, this fully completely different individual that she used to fake like she was. When that will get all blown up, she has this second of reflection on her life and says, ‘I do not know if I can do that anymore.’ That is once we truly see this completely weak individual that Polly is, however she’s not going to let that rule her.”

“I jumped up and down and mentioned, ‘Would I thoughts? I am thrilled and I do know he could be too!’ That is the way it occurred. We had been excited for him to be part of the historical past and the mythology of Claws, the best way that I used to be part of Misplaced and Particular person of Curiosity,” Preston says. “It is enjoyable for the followers and it is also nice for us as a result of we get to be in the identical metropolis collectively engaged on the identical present, which is a uncommon incidence.”

Romance might be within the air for Polly. Over the course of the season, a blossoming love connection was made between Polly and Dr. Ken Brickman (Jason Antoon), a pharmacist who sells pharmaceuticals illegally. With Claws getting a second season order, Preston hopes they’re going to get to mine that relationship much more.

“The 2 of us are type of the spice to the present, so it is smart that they might need to throw these two spices collectively and see what sort of meal they’ll make. I like that,” Preston says. “For Polly, she’s stunned that she’s even entertaining one thing like this. She’s on a mission to raised herself and having an unlawful prescription physician in her life shouldn’t be actually a part of the grasp plan. However there’s positively an attraction there that’s shocking to them each and somewhat bit simple.”

As for what followers can anticipate from the finale, which is certain to be bonkers, Preston hints viewers are in for a wild trip.

“There are some larger forces at play that we will uncover that may set us up for the following season,” she teases. “Whenever you’re doing a present that’s so ballsy and humorous and dramatic and loopy as Claws, you need to finish on an ideal massive cliffhanger and preserve the viewers wanting extra. I feel that is what we’re doing with the finale.”

Claws wraps its first season on Sunday, Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TNT.

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