News broke earlier this week that Amy Adams had had a scheduled interview with The Today Show pulled due to her unwillingness to discuss the Sony hack. Now, Adams had responded saying that she's still confused about why the interview was cancelled when she was prepared to talk.
The Today Show released a statement after the interview was cancelled that it was done so because they refuse to let their guests restrict interviews, which does make sense. Adams, however, says that she knew they'd ask about the hack and (possibly) the email that revealed that she and Jennifer Lawrence received much less for their performances in American Hustle than their male counterparts. She might not have answered the questions in the way Today might have liked, but she says she was ready.
From Usa Today:
"I expressed that I was uncomfortable. I said I would rather not add my voice to this conversation," Adams said. "But it was clear they were drawing a hard line. That this would be part of the conversation."
"I walked away from the conversation and went up to the room to do the interview," Adams said. "I assumed they were going to ask me about (Sony hacking). And I was prepared for that, to whatever degree I was prepared."
Minutes later Adams was told that the interview was not going to air.
"I was informed that they had decided to pull the interview," said Adams. "I was confused and definitely frustrated. I still don't understand."
Adams told USA Today that she has no problem "standing up for herself" and chose to speak to the producers of the show to discuss her discomfort with the interview. While anonymous sources claim that she got aggressive during the conversation, USA Today points out that when they asked her about the hacks she told them that she didn't want to talk about it.
Of course not talking about it could be seen as problematic, considering that she and Lawrence earned less than the male actors in the film, but as commenters here have pointed out, discussing the situation as one of the male actors may look much different than discussing it as a woman who's been paid less, and might open Adams up not only to sexist headlines, but also scrutiny by those in power in Hollywood which is both unfair and likely.
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