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Amy Adams Admits Changing Her Hair Color To Red Influenced Her Acting Career

Amy Adams Admits Changing Her Hair Color To Red Influenced Her Acting Career

Amy Adams sits down to speak at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences screening for her latest film Arrival held at Museum of Modern Art Celeste Bartos Forum on Wednesday (November 9) in New York City.

That same day, the 42-year-old Oscar-nominated actress attended another panel at TimesTalks to discuss Arrival and Nocturnal Animals at the Merkin Concert Hall.

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At TimesTalks, Amy revealed that changing her hair color to red dramatically influenced the chances of getting cast in certain films.

“Based on roles that I was getting, called in for, people were responding to certain types of characters with me as a blonde and the minute I went red, it was quirky and fun instead of flirtatious and dumb,” Amy revealed (via People).

“It was great, I liked that. But in all seriousness, it’s just hair color. It was really fascinating to see just one element of yourself change people’s perception and that became a very powerful tool for me even in my acting,” Amy added. “If you can change one very small thing and create an entirely different perception to the outside world based on one thing, and that was actually an important lesson for me to learn, I didn’t quite get that before then.”

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  • Courtney Puzzo

    well dying your hair from strawberry blonde Ms Adams’s natural color to red isn’t that dramatic of a change. the first time Amy had to dye her hair red for a movie was 2005′s June Bug which also led to her first Oscar Nomination. if she’s nominated for either of these films it will be her 6th nomination she’s gunning to be the female Paul Newman of her generation he lost 6 times for best actor before winning on his 7th in 1987 for the Color of Money receiving his 8th nomination in Best Actor in a Leading Role for 1994′s Nobody’s Fool though Tom Hanks won for Forest Gump that year his second consecutive win he had won for his performance in the movie Philadelphia the year before. Newman was 34 when he was nominated for his first Oscar in February 1959 that year the ceremony was held on April 6th while Amy was 31 when she was nominated for her first Oscar in January 2006. Women are usually more likely to win on their first nomination as their shelf life for lead roles is shorter than a mans

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