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Amy Adams Says 'There's a Reason' She Started Playing Nuns & Virgins

Amy Adams Says 'There's a Reason' She Started Playing Nuns & Virgins

Amy Adams is on the cover of THR‘s new issue.

Here’s what the Sharp Objects actress had to share with the mag:

On #MeToo: “I think most women have experienced it, even if it’s just feeling unsafe rejecting somebody. And apologizing, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry, I must have been sending you the wrong signal,’ when, really, it’s like, ‘No, I think I said I don’t want to go out with you, I don’t know how that’s the wrong signal. I think we should just be friends and I’m not sure why you’re at my doorstep,’ it’s that unsafe feeling. I can’t say all, but most women have had that moment and you question yourself. ‘Did I smile? Was I not direct enough? … There’s a reason I started playing nuns and virgins. I was like, ‘I’m not putting up with that anymore.’”

On an incident concerning her stand in on the Sharp Objects set: “I had this amazing stand-in, Reb … I’ve never experienced this before but, because we looked so much alike, at one point somebody grabbed me really hard and pulled me. I went, ‘What’s going on?’ And they’re like ‘(Gasp) You’re not Reb!’ I went into producer [mode] and I was like, ‘You will not handle her like that.’”

On having prosthetic scars applied for filming: “I’m not an exhibitionist, I’m not somebody who naturally feels comfortable parading myself around in front of people, so I had to have a false bravado standing there naked. There was also a mirror right there and I had to confront my body and I’d stopped working out to play Camille because I thought, ‘She’s not gonna be toned, it’s gonna be annoying if we see her naked and she looks like me in American Hustle.’”

For more from Amy, visit HollywoodReporter.com.

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