For a long time, I never really got Amy Adams. I remember seeing her for the first time in The Office -- I thought she was alright at best. Then I saw her in Junebug, and I thought, "Okay, she can act. What else ya got, Ames?" But then, for a long time, there was really nothing from her. Nothing from her to me at least.
You see, I hated Julie and Julia. Actually, scratch that. I hated the "Julie" parts of Julie and Julia. Meryl Streep was fantastic (what else is new?), but, in my opinion, Amy -- and her character -- were a complete and utter snoozefest.
So, then why am I so thrilled that she's playing Lois Lane in the new Superman movie?
Um, because I saw a little movie called The Fighter this weekend and wow! Yeah, yeah, I know, I'm a little late to the game, but holy hell, was she good. Like, nailed it good. One hundred percent convincing as a tough Boston "bar chick" -- if you saw the film, you know what I'm talking about. Actually -- and this may seem controversial to some -- I thought she was better than Natalie Portman in Black Swan. (I hated Black Swan, but that's another post altogether.)
My question for Amy is, though -- why have you been playing it safe for so long? You can act, really act. Why have you been doing movies like Talladega Nights and Enchanted if you have this whole crazy skill set in your arsenal? You were good with some grit, some edge. You should be doing more movies like The Fighter and Sunshine Cleaning (you were good in that, too, girl), where you can be a little bit sexy and a whole lot mouthy, not movies that will further perpetuate your complex of being a homely girl.
So, back to Superman -- excuse me, Superman: Man of Steel. Lois Lane is not the most daring of roles out there, but it's Lois Lane. You have to do it. You would be insane not to. But, as a favor (to me), can you not play Lois "safely"? Be sexy, be bold, don't be Kate Bosworth! After this weekend, I know you can do it. Oh, and if you were wondering, Amy -- yes, I'm available to work as your manager. Call me.
What do you think of Amy Adams as the new Lois Lane?
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