Patricia Arquette once again downplays her looks to play a mother suffering Munchausen syndrome by proxy in the Hulu anthology series The Act.

Season 1 of the series that tells the startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime story about Gypsy Blanchard (Joey King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.