According to what actress Amy Adams recently revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, it seems that she went to great lengths just to stop certain unwanted advances from men in the industry. She says that most women have experienced some sort of sexual harassment in their lives, even if it’s just the fear of rejecting someone. Most women apologize and blame themselves for possibly sending out the wrong signal. In fact, most women don’t do that, but certain people just won’t take no for an answer. They suddenly feel that unsafety and fear.
It seems that for Amy things got so bad that she only started accepting certain kinds of roles. So, she started playing nuns and virgins in the hope that she might feel safer in her own skin. Adams has been married to Darren Le Gallo since 2015. Back in 2007, she played a virgin princess in Enchanted and in 2008, she played a nun in Doubt. It seems that back then, she was sick of putting up with various kinds of advances from men and she took a different path in her career.
Amy Adams discusses sexual harassment and how it changed her perspective
Most people have noticed that the Arrival actress has not been too vocal when it came to anti-harassment movements like #MeToo or the Time’s Up movement. She says that she would rather focus on the future generations and try to change their mentalities. Her colleagues in the industry now already have a mindset and that might not change too soon. They also have a large platform to make their voice heard, so they don’t need any help.
She offered the example of actress and Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence. She says that she doesn’t need anyone’s voice to be heard or talk about pay disparity. So, Adams chose to focus on being the voice of people who don’t have one.
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