Amy Adams: I was weird

Amy Adams

Amy Adams was considered “weird” when she was at school.

The 39-year-old actress is known for her upbeat personality, reflected through her roles in films such as Enchanted and Leap Year.

While she comes across as happy-go-lucky in everyday life, Amy insists she does have a darker side to her.

“Yes, I do, surprisingly enough,” she confessed to British magazine Look when asked if she ever loses her temper.

“Even thought I might not show it immediately, if someone is mean to me, I’m the type of person who never forgets. I guess it comes from being considered weird in school – I’m defensive when it comes to personal slights.”

It isn’t just delicate aspects which Amy is wary of. Joaquin Phoenix, who stars alongside Amy in romantic drama Her, is someone whose name she is eager to guard.

“I’m very protective of Joaquin, I have to say,” she added. “He is a very open and honest man who’s just not comfortable with a lot of attention being focused on him.”

Amy also has a lot of respect for her American Hustle co-star Jennifer Lawrence, who she shares a steamy kiss with in the movie. When asked to talk about Jennifer, Amy couldn’t stop herself from gushing about the 23-year-old actress.

“If I could swear, I would! She is a powerhouse,” Amy laughed. “Not just in her acting, but in her presence. If I could go back and do it again, I would be her. Jen’s just awesome. She has a strong sense of self and is a good actress… She’s fearless and I love that about her.”

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