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Adams ‘confused’ by Today cancellation

Amy Adams was shocked the Today show chose to cancel her interview at the last minute when she expressed discomfort speaking about the Sony hacking scandal.

The 40-year-old Academy Award-nominated actress became embroiled in Sony Entertainment’s hacking scandal when an executive for the company noted in a leaked email her pay was two per cent less than her male co-stars’ earnings in director David O. Russell’s American Hustle.

Amy was meant to interview with American morning talk programme Today on Monday, but her appearance was cancelled last-minute by producers.

"I was informed that they had decided to pull the interview," she told USA Today. "I was confused and definitely frustrated. I still don't understand."

According to Amy, Today producers made it clear they would be asking her questions about Sony during the four-minute segment.

But apparently they weren’t happy with her reluctance to speak on the subject.

"I expressed that I was uncomfortable. I said I would rather not add my voice to this conversation," Amy recalled. "But it was clear they were drawing a hard line. That this would be part of the conversation.

Amy noted her interview was cancelled moments later.

Although other outlets claim she freaked out on the Today set before the discussion took place, Amy doesn’t think she acted poorly at all.

"I feel like I don't have trouble standing up for myself. This was situation I chose to speak for myself," she said.

In a new interview with Deadline, Amy noted she’d rather use her celebrity status to call attention to other issues.

“Again this kind of thing is something I don’t lend my voice to. I feel really grateful to be where I am and I feel like my responsibility, publicly, if I am going to lend my voice I am going to lend it to the Rape Crisis Center or to St. Judes. That’s where my voice is best used, not on the Today show talking about a scandal,” she said.

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