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Today show cancels Adams interview

Amy Adams' interview on the Today show was pulled off air after she refused to comment on the hack attack on Sony.

The American Hustle star was scheduled to appear on the programme to promote her role in Tim Burton's Big Eyes, but producers decided to cancel her segment at the last minute after she said she wasn't comfortable answering questions on the controversial issue.

A Today show spokesperson told the Hollywood Reporter: "As a news programme, the Today show doesn't allow guests to put restrictions on interviews. In this case, after hours of discussion we felt uncomfortable with the demands being made and we determined the best course of action for all parties involved was to cancel the interview."

The cyber attack on the film studio has reportedly revealed that Amy and Jennifer Lawrence were paid less money than their American Hustle male co-stars Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale.

The Weinstein Company, the production company behind Big Eyes, said they supported their lead actress in a statement to Deadline.

"We firmly stand behind Amy Adams. We've been lucky enough to have had her talents grace several of our films. We are certain her fellow actors and directors would all agree, she is nothing but the consummate professional both on and off set," the statement read.

"Amy decided to speak up for herself and express her disappointment that Today would feel the need to ask her a question she did not feel comfortable with, and rather than respect her opinion or continue the discussion, the reaction was to pull her appearance from the show."

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