Five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams discussed her young daughter’s feelings toward her male co-stars on “Good Morning America” today, especially focusing on little Aviana’s former crush on “Man of Steel” Henry Cavill.
“Oh yeah, oh yeah,” Adams said of her now 6-year-old’s affection for him. “She doesn’t anymore. She makes it very clear. She’s like, ‘Do you remember that funny time when I thought Henry was cute?’ She kind of pinched him on the toosh. She was like a year [old], and Henry was like, ‘She’s your daughter.’”
“She was much cooler about Jeremy [Renner]. She’s much older now,” said Adams. “We got along great. He has a little girl so they ended up playing together. She kind of thinks of him as the dad.”
In the new movie “Arrival,” Adams plays a linguistics professor drafted by the FBI to communicate with aliens.
“I’ve been recruited by the U.S. government to decipher an alien language,” she explained, jokingly adding that being a parent helped her pull off the role of pretending to understand the strange language.
“I got the script and it was so different and so unique and something I really had to be a part of,” she added.
“Arrival” hits theaters tomorrow.
At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Vanity Fair challenged everyone from Lupita Nyong’o to Amy Adams to give Drake’s tropical banger “One Dance” the dramatic reading it deserves. Watch it:
Amy gave an interview to DP/30 while on Telluride festival, and you can watch it below:
Indiewire has published a video interview with Amy made during TIFF.
Which role will critics and Academy actors reward? I’m betting it’s smart sci-fi “Arrival” over artfully stylish “Nocturnal Animals.” But having two to choose from is a good thing, as Adams continues on to reprise Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” and the fairy-tale princess Elle in “Disenchanted.”
What’s next: Like her peers Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Chastain, Adams wants to produce her projects. That includes TV showrunner Marti Noxon’s cable adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2006 novel “Sharp Objects” (2017, HBO), to be directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, in which Adams plays an emotionally fragile reporter who returns to her hometown to report on the murders of two teenage girls.
I don’t worry about campaigning,” said the actress, who also is getting awards buzz for ‘Nocturnal Animals.’ “The only campaign I’m worried about right now is the presidency.”
In Arrival, Amy Adams plays a genius linguist recruited by the U.S. military to understand the language of alien visitors who mysteriously land all over the globe.
Critics are lauding her performance in the Denis Villeneuve-helmed sci-fi drama — as well as in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, which also is playing at the Toronto International Film Festival. When asked about promoting two strong titles throughout the awards season, she laughed, “I don’t worry about campaigning. The only campaign I’m worried about right now is the presidency.”
After playing a linguist — and watching her own young child learn how to speak — she has admittedly reflected on the topic of communication. “Intent is just as important as content, and sometimes, in today’s media, intent gets lost inside the content,” she told reporters on Monday. “That’s why I think it’s so important to have face-to-face communication, and that’s what this film reminds me [of.] You do have to look at someone to communicate with them. I hope we don’t lose that.”