Amy Adams, Not Your Usual Lois Lane in 'Man of Steel'

Jun 16, 2013
Four-time Academy Award-nominee Amy Adams stars as the comic book world’s most famous newspaper reporter, Lois Lane, in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' new action adventure “Man of Steel.”
In the film, just as Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) is beginning to discover the secrets of his birth and decide which course he must follow, he meets a woman who could have a good deal of influence over the choices he makes, and who has the power to turn his world upside down: investigative journalist Lois Lane.
“Part of Clark’s journey is finding acceptance,” Adams notes. “He’s running from it, hiding from it, because he hasn’t come to terms with who he is, and that makes for a lonely existence. He’s had to work hard not to expose his abilities, but he’s made some mistakes there, and that has made him extremely intriguing to someone like Lois, whose job, whose very nature, is about uncovering—and exposing—the truth.”
As an anonymous drifter, Clark leaves an unintentional trail of courageous, seemingly impossible and equally inexplicable acts behind him. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lois Lane of The Daily Planet is on assignment in the Arctic when she witnesses firsthand Clark’s extraordinary powers. Lois is convinced she is onto the story of the century. Her investigative skills are admirable, but Lois is blind to the consequences her revelations may have for her mystery man.
Amy Adams embodies one of the most famous female characters in comics, who has no superpowers of her own—other than those of deduction. “Like so many journalists, Lois is singularly focused; she’s only aware of the story she wants to tell. She has that fearlessness in pursuit of truth, the belief that it is more important than one’s own wellbeing, but it has become addictive, clouding her judgment and detaching her from the real people behind her stories.”
So it comes as a surprise, especially to Lois herself, when Clark’s assertion that the world may not be ready for his truth makes her think twice about her objectives. “She recognizes there isn’t one truth, that there’s truth from different perspectives,” Adams continues, adding that, because of her ambitions, and perhaps because of the nature of her job, “Lois had lost trust and belief in goodness. To see and feel that Clark’s intent is so pure is reinvigorating for her; it’s almost like a rebirth for her. I think it’s very interesting that it takes this person from another world to make her more human.”
“There are so many facets to Lois,” producer Deborah Snyder says. “She is tough as nails, feisty, and also beautiful and sensitive and emotional, but she’s no damsel in distress. She’s a truly modern woman. We were so lucky to have such an accomplished actress play her. Amy brought so much depth and spirit to the character.”
Adams earned her most recent Oscar® nod for her performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2012 drama “The Master,” for which she also received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations. She also won several critics groups awards, including the Los Angeles Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics Awards.
Adams earned Oscar® nominations for her performances in the 2005 indie film “Junebug,” John Patrick Shanley’s 2008 thought-provoking drama “Doubt,” and in David O. Russell’s true-life drama “The Fighter.”
In 2007, she delighted critics and moviegoers in Kevin Lima’s musical hit “Enchanted,” earning a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.
Adams had first caught the attention of critics and audiences when she co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in Steven Spielberg’s fact-based drama “Catch Me If You Can.” Among her other film credits are Nora Ephron’s “Julie & Julia,” the family hit “The Muppets” and Clint Eastwood’s “Trouble with the Curve,” opposite Eastwood and Justin Timberlake.
“Man of Steel” opens across the Philippines on June 12 in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and regular theaters and is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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