Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice may be all about the superhero brawls, but Amy Adams is determined to make sure Lois Lane gets a moment in the sun.
The Oscar-nominated star of American Hustle and The Fighter has posed beachside as the latest cover star for Allure magazine.
Speaking about the similarities between herself and the iconic Daily Planet reporter, Adams said: “She’s so focused on her pursuit of truth, and so stubborn. Those are traits that I have, too—it was great to feel that maybe she doesn’t have it all together.”
Adams added that she doesn’t see herself as a fighter like Lois, admitting that pay equality between male and female actors is an issue she wishes she was more vocal about.
“I’ve probably conceded to more that I disagree with as a woman because I felt like I had to,” she explained. “I don’t like fighting. Sometimes I just go along with things even though I know they’re not in my best interest.”
When the Sony hack disclosed salary details for the American Hustle cast, Jennifer Lawrence hit the headlines when she discussed the pay discrepancy.
“I negotiated, and I tried to get paid as much [as Jeremy Renner and Bradley Cooper],” Adams said. “But I felt like if I kept pushing, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity. So that’s on me.
“I wasn’t comfortable [talking about it] because I don’t feel bad for myself as an actress. I feel really fortunate. I started doing research, and it was striking how women don’t feel comfortable negotiating for raises.”
Adams singled out Emma Watson’s work as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador as someone who is trying to bring the issue into public consciousness.
Adams cringes at the idea of fighting only for her own privilege.
“That’s what is so great about what Emma Watson is doing,” she said. “She’s not talking about actresses; she’s talking about women all over the world.”