Amy Adams Interview For ‘Man Of Steel’
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes ‘Man of Steel,’ starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen). In the story, a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
‘Man of Steel’ also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner. Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Christopher Meloni as U.S. military man Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, and Richard Schiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton. ‘Man of Steel’ hits 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas on June 14th.
Considering Lois Lane’s search for Superman/Clark as a reporter, what do you think she finds when she actually gets to know him?
Amy Adams: I think he takes her by surprise, and I think it’s very interesting that it takes this person from another world to actually make her more human. His humanity actually brings about a change in her, it gives her a stronger sense of humanity. And I would think as the story continues she becomes a stronger and more well-rounded human being because of that. I think she’s pretty focused when we find her (laughs), and pretty dead set on what she believes to be the most important thing, which is telling the truth. She believes there’s no reason for secrets, you know? And I think she really comes to respect humanity, and identify with humanity by her experiences with Clark.
And what attribute do you think Henry Cavill and Superman/Clark share in particular?
Amy Adams: I expected a lot more swagger from Henry, I don’t know why. But he was actually so humble and so generous, even just in the first reading. I remember thinking that that’s a rare package. Not only in life, but especially in Hollywood to find somebody with that physical presence that also has this sort of… I hate to say it (laughs), a softest – a gentle quality about him. He has that quality and I think that’s so important for Clark and for Superman, in that your able to believe that he’s just as likely to save a kid as he is to save the entire world.
I think people are going to enjoy the Daily Planet scenes, and banter in those scenes. How was it working with the likes of Laurence Fishburne in that world?
Amy Adams: The Daily Planet stuff I had a blast because I feel like that’s where Lois Lane is the most comfortable and that’s where she feels the most powerful – that’s her world (laughs). It was so much fun, and to work with actors like Laurence and like Michael Kelly… Michael’s like a huge discovery for me, he’s one of those people I’ve always known but never knew I knew – I’ve seen him in so many things. It was an instant rapport with the group at the Daily Planet, and I had so much fun working with Laurence, who just immediately dove right into that contentious relationship with me, and that was fun. You could tell these were two people who really had a lot of respect for each other, but at the same time they butt heads – but that’s part of their respect and love, they know that the other person is not going to back down. And Laurence just made it so easy for me to fall into that.
What was it like working with director Zack Snyder on Lois Lane and on the movie? What took you by surprise?
Amy Adams: Working with Zack, at first I was a little nervous because he is so confident, and I don’t possess the same confidence (laughs). Like, I’ll work on a scene for five days if they let me, I love getting into it and perfecting it from beginning to end. And Zack knows exactly what he’s looking for and he knows exactly when he has it. That gives you a certain amount of confidence, and he really has a strong sense of story and he has a really strong sense of character. I was very excited by that and I hate to say that I was surprised, but I was. I knew he was such a visual master and I knew that he had a really strong vision for the film, but his detail to character and his understanding to character was awesome. And I knew that on the first couple of days working with him because he would really stay on something if it really had to do with the character, he would really stay on it with you and as we were shaping Lois and shaping the relationship, he really stayed with me, you know? He really helped me find Lois in this new world and in the tone of this film, and I so appreciated that.
I can imagine it was both exciting and challenging re-imagining these iconic characters….
Amy Adams: Definitely. When I thought of Superman I definitely had my own ideas of who I thought that was and what that was, and then when I thought of Lois Lane I definitely had my ideas of who and what I thought she was. But at the same time I come from theater, so roles are constantly re-imagined and redone, so it never throws me to re-imagine a role or to come at it from a new point of view – to me that is very very exciting. And I hope that people are excited by it and they embrace this new envisioning of not just Lois Lane and Superman, but this entire world.
Look out a for a more in-depth interview with Amy Adams for ‘Man of Steel’ closer to the film’s release date.
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