“For six months, she taught them how to swing dance and swear like a sailor. Made Thomas learn to sew and took away Julia’s dolls and gave her trucks so she’d grow up tough. I don’t know if those last six months made up for a lifetime of horrors, but she sure seemed happy.”

With Jude, she has a lot to lose: she’s holding on to something she feels has saved her life and redeemed her. When it all becomes clear that everything was false – from the idea that she did not run over and kill this child, which is what sent her on this whole path to trying to find some spiritual life and redemption – when she discovers everything is false from the beginning, there’s a decent into madness that is completely different and more interesting to play. - Jessica Lange