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Thursday 18 December 2014

Amy Adams: I have no fame game

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 12:  Amy Adams attends the UK Premiere of 'Man of Steel' at Odeon Leicester Square on June 12, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Amy Adams

Amy Adams has joked she just can't "play it cool" in front of her famous Hollywood counterparts.

The 38-year-old actress has starred alongside some of the world's biggest names, including Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Clint Eastwood. Despite her burgeoning success as one of Hollywood's hottest talents, Amy often falls to pieces in front of her famous counterparts.

“My characters are far more interesting than I am,” she revealed in an interview with British newspaper The Times, before recalling eating a meal with Gary Oldman at last year’s Toronto Film Festival. “I just went, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I’m sitting here with you. You’re so amazing!’ I can’t play it cool. I have no game.”

Amy has three-year-old Aviana with her long-term partner Darren Le Gallo. The redheaded star's daughter has changed her life "on a human level" and she feels more confident taking on iconic film roles such as her most recent part of Lois Lane in the new Superman reboot, Man of Steel.

"The audience is ready to accept me in that role and I don’t have to force toughness into Lois. Plus, I think it’s simply that I’m a lot more centred in my life right now. I’m definitely more confident than I was when I first read a Superman script," she said.

“Having a child does that to you. I’ve been with my man for 11 years; I’m surrounded by good people. So it means that I’ve shed this desire to please people. I still have it, but it’s not at the forefront of my thoughts.”

Amy is famed for her upbeat nature, having taken on the role of Princess Giselle in Disney's 2007 film Enchanted. The star never lets her manners slip.

“The thing is, for me, it’s still important to do the right thing and to be polite,” she smiled. “It still really bothers me if someone misperceives my behaviour as rude or dismissive. A lot of this is personal choice. Some people are just born with it. I don’t know, I think I just come from a long line of cheerful women.”

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