Lots of Amy Articles

Several wonderful articles have been published this week about Miss Amy and today I’ve rounded some up. Be sure to pay special attention to The Washington Post as it’s my favorite and totally adorable! There was also two stunning photoshoot pics with it.

From: The Washington Post: The Real Thing

“Everyone’s always like: ‘You’re so typecast,’ ” Adams says, referring to the recent roles on her CV. “But actually, when I came out to L.A., I was always the bitchy girl.” What changed? “My hair!”

“I’ve never played super-dark in a film. I think I’d be curious to do it. If a character comes along that I find really compelling and it works out that the director wants to go that direction with me, I’m totally willing to try. I’ve actually auditioned, but I think people have a hard time making the leap from — I don’t want to use this as a cop-out, but my energy is not dark, my being is not dark.”

“Oh, gosh — I can be very dark,” she says. “Of course I can. . . . Light can’t exist without dark. It just can’t. But if my darkness comes out in public, people are going to be so confused, like, ‘Who’s this girl?’ I become very Eeyore.” She sighs, just like the mopey Winnie-the-Pooh sidekick, and suddenly you can envision her curled up on the couch at home, watching Dr. Phil in her pajamas.

“I’m actually a lot of fun! I’m a hoot!”

From: The Sun: The Other Side of Amy

“I do not always have an unflagging good spirit,” Adams says pleasantly.

“I would say it’s a 75-25 ratio. Those who know me really well aren’t surprised when it comes out — it’s like ‘Whoops, here’s the other Amy!’ ”

From: Variety: Caught Between Hoffman and Streep

Favorite film this year?

“I haven’t really seen enough to know, but I’m looking forward to seeing The Wrestler and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

  • LTCJeffWhite

    Ooh, reading the references to dark, and light.

    I worry.

    Amy is so delightful, so seemingly wholesome and bright and positive.

    I do not look forward to seeing her explore evil – or, darkness, if you will. Sorrow is not dark. Death need not be dark. There is plenty to life of variety and texture without going into the pit of darkness…

    What should a “girl” be? I think she should be an idealist – a striver – seeking justice always. That’s what I try to teach my girls to do/be. And when she is a woman, she should never grow out of this.

    “Fiat Justicia, et pereat mundus” Do what is right, come what may.

    Light has no need of darkness – neither does good need evil in any way.

    As darkness is the absence of light, so is evil the absence of good. Evil does not compliment good – but opposes it.

    Let others be dark, Amy! — the costs outweigh the benefits — Darkness is too plentyful, and inspires nothing useful in us.

    Hugs and kisses from Baghdad.

  • LTCJeffWhite

    People need to see how good, or perhaps normal, or maybe even average people can face evil, and how they can triumph – (for they often do).

    It might be instructional to see how good people can come to evil – this is of course, true tragedy.

    How about seeing how good people or maybe just “real” people confront evil, can even succumb to it – and how they can return from it? What is this but the story of the Prodigal Son?

    Please Amy – don’t do evil just to show us you can do it.

    Of course you can.

    Evil is easy – too easy, and would be a cake-walk for you, if you directed your substantial energies and studied attention to it.

    But you can show us a myriad – a kaleidescope of emotions and reactions without having to imitate evil itself.

    I think your instincts tell you not to do that – and if you feel strange about this – you should listen to your own thinking, regardless of what anyone else may advise… for not every challenge is worth accepting.

  • LTCJeffWhite

    Again, regarding dark — or playing new types of characters — if Amy wants a challenge, to portray something different… perhaps not as cheery or positive, or as girly and naive — she should look into the story of US Marine Major Megan M. McClung, the highest ranking woman to be killed in Iraq.

    Megan even looked something like Amy – a redhead, 5’4″ — born in 1972. Sadly, she died in Iraq in 2006 – but this would make her age at the time of her death the same as Miss Amy’s age today, yes? Wasn’t Amy born in 1974?

    McClung was a military brat who went to the Naval Academy, was a runner and a triathalete, but a very pretty woman by my estimate – and she was decent, sweet, and kind.

    Her story is better than that of any old villain.

    Have somebody write that story, and play it!

    You might look into that at the arlington cemetery website, or wikipedia. Her story is an eye-wetting and inspiring one.

    A life not taken, but given in sacrifice for the hope of others.

    Now that is worthy of an actress with skill, drive, and professional integrity!