Amy Adams on Man of Steel and Recreating Lois Lane
September 14, 2012
Man of Steel doesn't come out until next summer and we still have very few details about the film as it is. There are two teasers that played this summer with The Dark Knight Rises and there are a handful of photos but other than that, we know very little. One detail that has kept our interest piqued is the lovely Amy Adams as Lois Lane. From what we've seen, her appearance hasn't been altered much for the role of Superman's love interest.
In an interview with Yahoo! Movies, they noted that she's completed flming on Man of Steel and how Lois Lane is another extension of 'broud shouldered' female characters that she has played. Adams replied, "Absolutely. It was fun. It was intimidating because it was played before by Margot Kidder, whom I love. One of my favorite movies growing up was "Superman" -- and "Superman 2." I was kind of a nerd; I loved them so much. It was important to create a character that was new because I thought she was perfect. It's hard to step into a role where you thought someone had already achieved what could be achieved. But coming from theater, you're always stepping into a role that's been done before, so you're always excited about it."
Talking to USA Today, Adams points out she never had any intention of recreating someone else's character. She said, "This was a new idea, down to the hair color. I knew people would want to talk about my hair color. It was going to be a thing. (Director) Zack (Snyder) told me he didn't hire me to play someone else. He hired me to play Lois Lane. It's a whole reimagining."
When asked what it is she made 'new' for the character, she added,"It's a totally different realization of the Superman lore, so I felt free in that way because I wasn't trying to emulate any sort of banter that had been established by Christopher Reeve and Kidder. I was given a lot of permission to create a new character."
Adams also notes that Margot Kidder's portrayal of the character affected her as a young woman and she hopes she can do the same thing,"I grew up really loving(her). I wasn't trying to be her but I hope I do enough of a good job to have the same effect on young girls as Lois Lane had on me. I really loved seeing a woman represented as a modern woman in a superhero movie, and not even glamourized, really -- she was kind of a troublemaker. She wasn't a typical heroine. I identified with her from a very young age."
Though as far as the final product goes Adams hasn't seen anything, "I haven't seen it. I haven't seen any footage. It's intense. Henry worked his tail off as Superman. It's different for me. A lot of running. I hold a laser taser of some sort."