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

The Future Is Now!

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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