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Man Of Steel’s Amy Adams Discusses Past & Present Lois Lane


Amy Adams wasn’t everyone’s first choice for Lois Lane but Zack Snyder thought she’d be perfect for Man of Steel. Finally the actress is allowed to say at least a few words about the direction her character is taking in the upcoming film but she’s also spending a bit of time thinking about how Lois has been played in the past. See what Adams had to say about Superman himself, Henry Cavill, Margot Kidder, and using laser tasers. 

“I hope you guys love [Henry] as Superman – worked so hard. He is just yummy and really committed to the role,” Adams told Collider recently. “I haven’t seen the final cut and I have only seen a couple of the teasers. So I am with you guys. I know it because I was there but there was so much that I wasn’t involved in that I can’t wait to see.”

Though Lois has been played many different ways in both the comics and TV/film, Adams said we’ll have to wait and see how Snyder’s version compares. She said, ”She is definitely a pistol still and she definitely gets herself in a lot of trouble still. But she is not as competitive, I would say, with Clark.”

Is that because she’s so obviously the better journalist and Clark’s background is in fishing? We hope so.

Speaking with USA Today, she revealed a few more tidbits.

“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,” Adams said. “Zack told me he didn’t hire me to play someone else. He hired me to play Lois Lane. It’s a whole reimagining.”

While she may not have emulated Kidder’s Lois from 1978′s Superman, the actress was certainly inspired by her (like many of us were).

“I grew up really loving [her]. 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,” she said. “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.”

The Muppets actress said a role like this is very different for her. “A lot of running,” Adams said, adding, “I hold a laser taser of some sort.”

(via USA Today, io9)

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  • Anonymous

    I think she’ll be a great Lois. She’s a great actress and I’m not sure why some people disagreed with the choice. That actually makes me sad.

  • Jamie Jeans

    Considering that Zack Snyder’s last film was Sucker Punch, an absolutely horrible bag of garbage with female protagonists who were just treated horribly, I am not having so much faith in his portral of Lois Lane.

  • http://twitter.com/ajtaylor317 Ali Jamar Taylor

    Oh, you mean the same Zack Snyder who brought Watchmen to the screen when everyone said it couldn’t be done? Whatever your thoughts are on the lack of a giant cephalopod, the man knows how to make a decent action flick.
    You’re also forgetting that Christopher Nolan is producing the film. And if he trusts Snyder’s vision, then perhaps you should relax a little bit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.adkins.77 Brian Adkins

    Clark’s background is in fishing!? EXCUSE ME!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.truxillo Laura Truxillo

    Let’s just hope he has a different sound editor. Watchmen is literally the only movie where I was aware of the sound editing because it had been so poorly done. I never knew something like that could detract so much from an otherwise decent movie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/josh.wilding.129 Joey Allen

    It’s just an early job. Do you really think he would go from a small Kansas farm straight to working for a big news company? He needs work experience.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003037095323 Jerilyn Nighy

    Lois originally had red hair, so those who are complaining don’t know their stuff.

  • Anonymous

    She had red hair during the Death and Return of Superman arc and during the engagement in the 90′s too. And Noel Neill was a red-head.
    Yes, Lois has been a brunette more often but it’s not out of character for her to be a red-head. She’s been a red-head for some of the most important Superman stories told.

  • Anonymous

    I love Jill but I find it kind of weird that she felt the need to preface this article that Amy “wasn’t everyone’s first choice.” Why say that?
    She was actually a casting choice that MANY people were thrilled with. Is there ever a casting choice that is ever 100% loved by everyone? Ever?
    It just feels like cutting the woman off at the knees before you even begin your article.
    I’m probably the biggest Lois Lane fan that exists and I think she’s a fantastic choice. After Anne Hathaway was cast as Selina Kyle and was out of the running for Lois, I was thrilled with this casting.