Amy Adams on Playing a Different Kind of Lois Lane in ‘Man of Steel’

June 12, 2013 8:13 am

Amy Adams is the latest actress to take on the role of the iconic Lois Lane.

The redhead, who stars alongside Henry Cavill in Man of Steel, called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to chat about taking on the legendary role.

“Yeah, it’s exciting,” she says. “I’ve never been a part of a film quite of this scale with this much anticipation, so it’s been really thrilling to feel this energy.”

So how did Amy go about getting in to character?

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“We had a really great script,” she explains. “David S. Goyer clearly really understands how to rebirth a superhero, so we had that script to work from and [director] Zack Snyder is just so energectic and had so many great ideas, so I knew that they were thinking of casting me [then] they were definitely looking for a different type of Lois.”

Amy added that although they had her in mind, she did still have to audition for the part.

“I met with Zack and then I went to read with Henry [Cavill]. Zack said, ‘This is absolutely not an audition.’ But if it hadn’t gone well, I’m sure I would not have gotten a part … I was so nervous. I really wanted to do it and then I met Henry and he’s Henry.”

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Besides her co-star, of course, is there a Superman Amy likes best?

“I grew up with Christopher Reeves and Margot Kidder … I would reenact the scenes with my Barbie and Ken. I was really into their relationship.”

And like mother, like daughter. Amy adds that her 3-year-old daughter, Aviana, is also a fan.

“She knows Superman. She thinks he is awesome … She thinks Superman is Henry and that he wears a super suit … but I don’t know that she understands the Superman thing. She’s really into princesses.”

Catch Man of Steel in theaters this Friday!