As previously announced, here’s the interview of Amy at Good Morning America, today morning:
Captures have been replaced for HD ones, thanks to my friend Brianne
I added a buch more of pictures from last night in our gallery, mostly HQ, as you can check it here:
Don’t forget, tomorrow Amy will be guest in the following shows:
– Good Morning America – 7am at WABC (ABC)
– Live With Regis and Kelly – 9am at WABC (ABC)
You can expect clips and caps asap.
Rotten Tomatoes – Much like her wayward Disney princess in Enchanted, it’s pretty damn impossible not to like Amy Adams immediately upon meeting her. But in David O. Russell’s heavy-hitting drama The Fighter, Adams has to play hard and more than a little rough as Charlene, boxer Mickey Ward’s (Mark Wahlberg) girlfriend and scorn of his pugilistic clan — including his volatile older brother, Dicky Edlund (Christian Bale).
“I have so much affection for David [O. Russell],” Adams says of her sometimes-notorious director, who sought her for the role. “I’m so appreciative that he met me and he was able to see Charlene. So many times in the past a director’s been like, “Can you play tough?”, and I can’t really answer that, because if I answer politely then they’re gonna think I’m not tough, and if I answer like, “Hell yeah I can play tough!”, it doesn’t really work. David got it.”
Playing tough meant Adams was well-matched against her co-stars, who’re being touted as Oscar contenders this awards season. “What’s great about this is that, in playing Charlene, I was as tough as they were; so I was able to come to set and really feel like I was toe-to-toe, just because she’s so ballsy. I’m definitely the scrappiest,” she laughs.
More intimidating? Picking your all-time five favorite films. “It’s so hard to break it down to five,” Adams says. “For different reasons, I love all of the movies I’m about to mention.”
Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind, and The Wizard of Oz, were two movies that I grew up with and had a lasting effect on me. Scarlett O’Hara was a huge influence, unfortunately [laughs], and I had to break myself out of the habit of the sort of “fiddle-dee-dee” kind of thing. As I’ve gotten older and watched the movie, I love the cinematography; it was just such a groundbreaking movie. It’s interesting now to see, in looking back, how we approached race in Hollywood, and how it’s changed so much. It was just epic and romantic and sweeping at that time in my life — usually I pick the movies because of the time I watched them in my life and what they meant to me then. I saw Gone With the Wind when I was about 13, which is a dangerous time to show it to a young lady. [laughs] I was obsessed with it. It was so romantic: the gowns, the drama, the war… and I loved American history, as well; it was my favorite subject. I was a freak on Gone With the Wind.
The Wizard of Oz
Have you done the watching it with the Dark Side of the Moon? You should really do that, it’s very strange.[laughs]
I love Alfred Hitchcock, but that was the first one that I saw. I saw it in humanities class in high school. We broke it down and had to write all these articles about it, and it stayed with me for a lot of reasons… in exploring all of the imagery that Alfred Hitchcock uses, and just the tone of the film. I always was a Jimmy Stewart fan — my fiancé is kind of very Jimmy Stewart. [laughs] He’s like the every man. I really loved him. And then of course the Hitchcock blonde; a lot of it had to do with the females in the films, so it’s no surprise that I became an actress. I was obsessed with Kim Novak; I would pull my hair back and try to tweeze my eyebrows so I could be a Hitchcock blonde. I loved it. And that was the first time I’d ever explored film intellectually, in that class, because before then I was, you know, I just went to the movies — things would move me and I wasn’t sure why. To get to sit down with my teacher and break a film down intellectually was a discovery for me. It’s still one of my favorites. It speaks to me very strongly.
The Shawshank Redemption
Shawshank is one of those films that, every time it comes on television, I watch it — even though I own the DVD, the VHS, the Blu-ray. Every time it’s on. I can’t explain why. It’s a good script, it’s a good story; it’s a story about the human spirit and redemption… it’s beautiful. That scene when the opera plays, and everybody stops for that moment and you just hear Morgan Freeman’s voice come in, that kills me. It’s really great.
If I put Casablanca on I’ll sound like AFI, right? [laughs] Here’s the thing: there are all the choices you can make that you know sound really good and then there’re the ones that you really watch, like a hundred times. Like Paulie, the film with the parrot — but if I put that on my list I’m gonna look like an idiot. [laughs] You must see Paulie! I know you think I’m crazy. I love Paulie. I have these films that my younger brother’s like, “Amy, you’re gonna love this — you have to watch this film.” He introduced me to Paulie. There’s a whole bunch of people in Paulie: there’s Gena Rowlands, Jay Mohr, Cheech; the guy from Monk, Tony Shalhoub, who’s one of my favorites. It’s such a touching story. I hope I haven’t built it up too much. [laughs]
Last night, Amy Adams, Mark Wahlberg, and Christian Bale hit the red carpet at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood for the premiere of The Fighter.
There will be a second premiere for the film held in Lowell, MA on Thursday night, though there’s no guarantee the movie’s stars will be in attendance. The movie opens nationwide on Friday, December 10th.
I added some HQ pictures in our gallery, I have a ton more of MQ sized ones to be added:
The Collider has posted an audio file and the transcript for “The Fighter” press conference they attended a few weeks ago.
Check the Amy parts of the interview below, or listen everything here:
Q: Amy, you were very convincing fighting with his sisters too. Can you talk about that?
Amy: When I got the role, David informed me that I looked like a girl who couldn’t punch which made me want to punch him. So I actually took just a couple boxing lessons and that was fun with Mark’s trainer who was fantastic and then we just did some fight choreography. I think it was about not being afraid of hurting anybody. That was my biggest concern. I didn’t want to hurt the girl that I was fighting with. I wasn’t afraid of getting hurt myself. When I was younger, my sister thought it was funny to pretend to punch me in the face because my mom was concerned about my teeth falling out. They were loose for a long time, and she knocked out my teeth. So I’ve always been a little afraid of fake punches. But it was fun. I had a good time.
Q: Amy, you aren’t the kind of girl who looks like she can punch. David, can you talk about why you chose to cast her? And also, Melissa, both of you went through such incredible transformations…
Christian: (interrupting, to Amy) Do you want to punch her right now?
Amy: I’ll just echo what David said and what Melissa said. David’s belief that I could be Charlene, that was like half of the preparation. Just knowing that he knew I could do it made me feel like I could do it. And then the other half of it was research and also David telling me to lower my voice. He kept going, “She’s down here. She’s low. She’s low.”
Q: Amy, in the movie your character gets labeled as an MTV girl. What’s your opinion on that label and do you think it’s fair? Also, did it guide your research in any way?
Amy: Well that was their opinion of her. She was no MTV girl.
Melissa (using Alice’s voice): Oh yes she was.
Amy: There we go. No, I think that MTV then was very different.
Mark: She’s more of a VH1 girl.
Amy: That’s right. That’s right!
Mark: With a little sprinkle of BET. She liked hip hop.
Amy: And a dash of Lifetime. Just a dash.
Mark: Some Fuse.
Amy: I think MTV was very different then. They actually showed music videos which I liked. But I think it meant that she was wild. She was like…
Mark: Spring Break.
Amy: Spring Break.
Mark: Titties out.
Amy: Just like a party girl.
Mark: That’s what Mickey liked.
Amy: That’s what the sisters said. Right? They were like “She was trash.” I think she still gets accused of it. I don’t know. Every here and there. Do I think it’s fair from Charlene’s perspective? No. She was just a girl trying to make good. Trying to deal with what she had.
Mark: She’s a sweetheart.
Amy: She is a sweetheart. What struck me about Charlene is that you had all these huge personalities and she never once was like “Let me tell you my side of the story.” She never did. She was always content to sit in the background. As a matter of fact, I think you guys had to really convince her to put herself on tape so I could watch her. Like they really had to talk [to her]. She was not about drawing attention to herself. She was really happy that Mickey’s story was being told and she was really supportive of that. So, I don’t think it was fair.
Q: Mark and Amy, the chemistry of your characters is so there. How much work goes into that before you guys start shooting?
Mark: (teasing) It was instant for me. It was like “Whoa!” No, she’s a sweetheart. David always says that she doesn’t seem like the girl who could throw a punch but she reminds me of so many girls in my neighborhood. She looks like an Irish Catholic, tough, no nonsense kind of girl. I saw that immediately. They’re not quite as pretty as Amy, the girls in my neighborhood.
Amy: Oh stop!
Mark: But I was such a huge fan of hers. We had actually had the luxury of having lunch before to talk about another movie and it was a bad movie that I did. She dodged the bullet. And then I was still able to … I don’t want to tell you what movie … alright “The Happening.” Fuck it. It is what it is. Fucking trees, man. The plants. Fuck it. You can’t blame me for not wanting to try to play a science teacher. At least I wasn’t playing a cop or a crook. But she didn’t do the movie and we got the chance to work together again. I was very happy about that because I thought she would bring something very special to the table, and again showing a side of her that I certainly knew she was capable of doing but she hadn’t gotten to show yet.
Amy: With Mark, it was pretty instant. It was so easy to work with you and, for the women in here, you guys saw him. I mean, how hard is it to pretend that you’re attracted to that. He’s such a good actor. So, with that being said, with all due respect to your wife and my significant other, Mark has a great quality as an actor and he was able to show that with Mickey and his vulnerability. A man who’s powerful and strong yet is able to show tenderness and vulnerability, that’s really sexy.
Christian: And he’s got a full set of teeth in his head as well.
Amy: I love his teeth. David didn’t really give us much option because I remember it was the first day and there wasn’t a kissed planned and he was like “Okay, and now you kiss.” And we’re like, “We do?” “Yeah, you do!” And that was it. “Hi. Sorry.”
Read the full transcription here
Yesterday The 2010 Satellite Award nominees were announced, and Amy has been nominated for “Best Supporting Actress”, for her role in “The Fighter”.
Christian Bale also got a nomination for “Best Supporting Actor”.
Actress in a Supporting Role:
Amy Adams, “The Fighter”
Marion Cotillard, “Inception”
Anne-Marie Duff, “Nowhere Boy”
Vanessa Redgrave, “Letters to Juliet”
Rosamund Pike, “Barney’ Version”
Kristin Scott Thomas, “Nowhere Boy”
Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”
Dianne Wiest, “Rabbit Hole”
People could find out the winners for 2010 Satellite Awards soon for the “ceremonious occasion” will be held on December 19 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City.
IGN has the new promotional trailer for “The Fighter:
Amy Adams chats with Access about her transformation into her character, Charlene, for her new film, “The Fighter.” Why was she extra excited about playing this character? What did she think about her skimpy wardrobe? Plus, what was it like working with Mark Wahlberg?
Unfortunately, the software I use only grabs 50% of the video. But at least it’s good to do caps.
A new promotional interview released this week, direct from Trailer Addict:
Amy Adams covers the December 2010 issue of C Magazine. Scans will be added as soon as possible. For now, you can check a sneak peek in our gallery, thanks to JustJared.