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Amy Adams On Playing Lois Lane In MAN OF STEEL

September 17, 2012
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Amy Adams has finished shooting the upcoming "Superman" film "Man of Steel" in which she plays the iconic character Lois Lane.

The three time Oscar-nominated actress has been giving a few interviews now that production is complete about how she approached filling these sizable shoes and bringing Lois Lane into the modern age.

"It was fun," Adams said in an interview with Yahoo! Movies."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."

In an additional conversation with USA today the actress stressed that this was an entirely new and fresh approach to the character, saying:

"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."

Adding, "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 reiterated what she loved about Kidder's performance, making us wonder what her take on the character will be.

"I grew up really loving(her)," Adams said. "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 she has not seen the film, she does tease some of the action that her character will be involved in.

"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."

Source: Coming Soon

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