Amy Adams broke her silence after her “Today” interview was canceled. Now, it appears there are two different stories about what actually happened. The actress was purportedly supposed to talk about the leaked Sony emails, but when she refused to speak on the subject, her interview to promote her new movie “Big Eyes” was apparently nixed. But she says she was going to speak about it after not talking about the Sony controversy was not an option.
"I expressed that I was uncomfortable. I said I would rather not add my voice to this conversation," Adams told USA Today Tuesday. "But it was clear they were drawing a hard line. That this would be part of the conversation."
The five-time Oscar-nominee assumed she would be asked about the hack, and she was ready to speak about it, but just as she was ready for the interview to commence she found out it has been canceled, to her surprise. "I assumed they were going to ask me about it. And I was prepared for that, to whatever degree I was prepared,” she said. "I walked away from the conversation and went up to the room to do the interview.”
The interview actually took place, but “Today” decided not to air it, USA Today wrote. "I was confused and definitely frustrated,” she said. “I still don't understand."
“Today” issued a statement to multiple news outlets that said they would not change their questions for guests. "As a news program, the ‘Today’ show doesn't allow guests to put restrictions on interviews. In this case, after hours of discussion we felt uncomfortable with the demands being made and we determined the best course of action for all parties involved was to cancel the interview."
Though it would seem from her USA Today interview that Adams was compliant with the “Today” demands, anonymous sources told a different side to the story. An insider told the New York Daily News the actress “got aggressive” when she was told she had to speak about Sony and a different insider told Fox News she was prepped about the Sony questions well beforehand. “As a professional courtesy, Amy and her team were told well in advance that she might get asked about Sony, and that it was entirely up to her whether she wanted to answer,” a source told the news site.
For some, it wasn’t surprising to hear that Adams, 40, wouldn’t want to talk about the leaked emails after it was rumored she was “abused” by “American Hustle” director David O. Russell on the set of the movie. “He grabbed one guy by the collar, cursed out people repeatedly in front of others and so abused Amy Adams that Christian Bale got in his face and told him to stop acting like an ***hole,” an excerpt of an alleged leaked email posted by Radar Online read.
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