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Amy was this week at Giffoni festival, as we already posted, to receive the Giffoni Experience Award. She took part of a press/Q&A with the public, in which she talked about her career. The Italian Vanity Fair published some excerpts of her interview – that we translated below – and you can also watch the full video as well.
After a couple of days spent on the Amalfi Coast, Amy Adams arrived at the Giffoni Film Festival with her husband, Darren Le Gallo and her daughter. Aviana, 7, blond, has preceded her mother and has done everything possible to distract her and make her laugh.
The name, if you are wondering what it reminds you, comes from Aviano, in the province of Vicenza. That’s where the military base is located where Adams was born 42 years ago (his father was an American soldier).
Arrival’s actress, just to mention his latest film (but from November 16, we’ll see him as Lois Lane, Superman’s fiancee in Justice League) has talked about the beginning of his career and future goals.
In pills, below, what we have collected.
“In these years, I have worked with great directors, it’s hard to say who my favorite is, because they are very different from each other. That said, I would love to work with Patty Jenkins, the director who has just directed the Wonder Woman movie. ”
A BED WITH SIGNATURE
“To decide whether to take part in a film, I must first feel in touch with the character, otherwise I could not honestly interpret it. But when I’m lucky, I also find a story that communicates a message I share, as happened with Arrival. I know, it’s strange to say, but the scripts “come to my bed.” That’s where I prefer to read and and I was in bed reading the screenplay of Arrival, which deeply moved me. As time goes by, it becomes more important to tell stories that can be useful to others. ”
“I called my daughter Aviana by the name of the city where I was born, in Italy. Of your country I love culture but above all people: people you do not know invite you to dinner and you are so comfortable to accept without problems. By widening the concept, Italy could be defined as a great invitation. ”
THE BEST / LESS EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE
“The movie that has represented me the worst experience on a set is also what the audience likes most. So I can not say that if I go back I will not do it again. It was difficult because I’m a mom and one thing is trying me as an actress, another is finding myself in a situation where it’s complicated to go home after work and find the strength to be a good mother. But I have to admit it was also a useful experience for me: when a role or a set is very stressful they force you to learn to give everything to the character but also to be able to go home and still have something to give to your family. That movie has changed my way of working radically. From that point of view, it has been positive. ”
BECOMING AN ACTRESS? A DREAM
“I thought that becoming an actress was a dream, something unworkable. I wanted to do it but I was shy, I did not feel comfortable with my voice. I started as a ballet dancer. It took a long time to say to myself that acting was what I really wanted to do. Then, over the years, many times I wondered if it was the case to let it go. I put a lot to it before finding the first roles, the waste made me insecure and I kept asking if it was the right way for me. I think it’s important to continue to get the same question. Because even when in the eyes of the other you are a successful person, it may not be what you want, which makes you happy. ”
“There are a couple of scripts I read at the beginning of my career that seemed to me to be written for me. When I read Enchanted (2007, ndr) I felt so in tune with the character I said to what would become my husband: “I do not see who else could interpret it.”
“I decided to devote myself to dancing and acting when I was dropping out of chemistry at high school. Until then I wanted to become a doctor, but I realized that I would never have done it. ”
LEARN HOW TO SAY NO
“Is there sexism in Hollywood? For example, women are asked more than men, like getting on time? Joke. Indeed no, that’s right. But I think it’s not just a matter of Hollywood but of all work environments. Anyway, I want to tell an anecdote: one day on the set I was talking with an actor that I was asked to do something that was not required beforehand. “So just say no,” he told me. I answered, “For you, no is an answer, for me it’s the beginning of a conversation.” I like to make people happy, try to go meet them but I realized that eventually it becomes a trap. So my daughter always remembers that there is no as answer. “