Luciana December 9th, 2014
Amy Adams is one of that talented actresses and everybody knows it. She’s also the most award nominated actresses of her generation. The Hollywood Reporter published this article this week, talking about Big Eyes and how Amy is the full package. Check it:
With the possible exception of Meryl Streep, it is hard to think of an actress who has been more consistently good — and often great — over the past decade than chameleonic Amy Adams, whose run of excellence really began in 2005 with Junebug.
The 40-year-old’s incredible body of work since — which includes more than 25 films and has been highlighted by standout performances in Enchanted (2007), Julie & Julia (2007), Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), Doubt (2008), The Fighter (2010), Trouble with the Curve (2012), The Master (2012), Her (2013) and American Hustle (2013) — has collectively produced five Oscar noms and five Golden Globe film-related noms. (Among female performers, only Streep has more of the former within that same span, while Streep and Judi Dench have more of the latter. Not bad company to be in!)
I predict that the tally of the latter count will increase by one for Adams — and, yes, Streep, too, for Into the Woods — on Dec. 11, when the nominations for the 72nd Golden Globes will be announced. Adams is vying for a slot in the best actress in a musical or comedy category, which is rather thin this year, for her latest performance, as the unique painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, and I think she’s going to get it. Is it the finest film that she’s been a part of? Absolutely not — many have found it a bit too lightweight and glossy and expect it to face an uphill climb at the Oscars — but that is entirely in spite of, not because of, Adams’ work in the film.
Luciana November 18th, 2014
Vogue followed Amy to her Vogue covershoot and asked her 73 questions about her life and work. Check it:
Luciana January 31st, 2014
Oscar-nominated actors Matthew McConaughey and Amy Adams are heading to Inside the Actors Studio in the middle of Academy Award voting.
Bravo announced Thursday that it has set two back-to-back James Lipton sit-downs with the two stars in mid-February.
Lipton’s interview with Adams, who won the Golden Globe for her American Hustle role and is Oscar-nominated for best actress, will air Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.
– The Hollywood Reporter
Luciana December 21st, 2013
Amy Adams talks to Hermione Hoby about her transformation from Disney princess to the smouldering, scheming star of American Hustle
Amy Adams has sparkly blue eyes, a cute, upturned nose and a reputation as one of the most polite actresses in Hollywood. Many of her more memorable performances, in films such as Junebug, Julie & Julia and Enchanted, have been steeped in sweetness. Indeed, she has seemed, at times, too good to be true; until now. Her performance in David O Russell’s new film, American Hustle – as Sydney, the hardened, hyper-intelligent and schemingly seductive partner to Christian Bale’s con-man – turns her reputation on its head in glorious style, and has already earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
It’s a film so good, and so distinctively itself, that people will be dressing up as its characters and quoting their lines for decades. Perhaps the most delicious of all its astonishments is the sight of Adams and Bradley Cooper grooving and smooching by the light of a mirrorball to Donna Summer’s I Feel Love.
Adams says that, after reading Russell’s script, she wanted to build a character “in which everything felt justified and it didn’t feel like she was just a sexy sociopath.” None the less, the internet is already teeming with screengrabs of her wiggling bottom and over-the-shoulder smoulders. I quote her a line from one American critic who, after seeing the film, asked: “How many youngsters will be jump-started into puberty by… Amy Adams in American Hustle?”
Luciana December 9th, 2013
Amy Adams Plays a Grifter in ‘American Hustle’
By Robert Ito to NY Times
In “American Hustle,” the latest film by the director David O. Russell, Rosalyn Rosenfeld (Jennifer Lawrence) plants a lipstick-smearing kiss on Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), a grifter who is having an affair with a fellow con artist (Christian Bale), who just happens to be Rosalyn’s husband. The kiss caps off a scene of rage-filled accusations and not-so-veiled threats. The possibility that members of the Mafia might kill all three of them only ratchets up the heat.
The kiss, Ms. Adams admitted, was her idea. “Rosalyn’s crazy,” she said. “And I thought, ‘What’s the craziest thing she could do?’ ”
A suggestion was made to Mr. Russell; Ms. Lawrence, it turned out, was game. As sudden as it is sloppy, the kiss is equal parts threat and assault, akin, in both feeling and execution, to the one Michael Corleone shares with his brother Fredo.
If Ms. Lawrence stuck the landing on the kiss, Ms. Adams hits about a half-dozen different emotions — from shock to fear to rage — with her understandably stunned response. Her character has already had the lousy night to end all lousy nights, and now this?
Sydney “is the most miserable human being I’ve ever played,” Ms. Adams said. “She is not — happy. I’m used to playing people that, even if they’re survivors, there’s some sort of light in them. I don’t know that she has that, necessarily.”
With a laugh, she added, “I think I like playing happy people.”
Fans of Ms. Adams know the type. For many of them, Ms. Adams, 39, will always be the wide-eyed, would-be princess who fell to Earth in “Enchanted,” or the chatty, cheerful Southern wife in “Junebug,” for which she received the first of four Academy Award nominations.