Amy Adams arrives at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s patio doing what she calls her “zombie limp,” the result of a broken pinky toe. Her hair is up, her guard is down and she’s showing off an adorable photo of her 2-year-old daughter, Aviana, dressed up as a purple butterfly for her first Halloween.
It’s a deceptively relaxed moment. In the last 18 months, Adams, 38, has worked with Paul Thomas Anderson (“The Master”), Clint Eastwood (“Trouble With the Curve”) and Spike Jonze (the upcoming sci-fi romance “Her”), played Lois Lane for next year’s “Superman” reboot and starred in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of “Into the Woods.” Next up: A reunion with her “Fighter” director, David O. Russell.
But, for now, let’s focus on Peggy Dodd, the strong, steely woman pulling the puppet strings in “The Master” as the wife of cult leader Lancaster Dodd. It’s a role that has put the three-time Oscar nominee back into the awards-season conversation.