Gina Wilhelm Actress – Amy Adams has Range
Amy Adams is having a big year. Within the last 12 months, she’s been a nun, a crime-scene cleaner, she’s soon to be in a Julia Child biopic, and next week she’ll be playing Amelia Earhart.
Better yet, her coworkers can’t say enough good things about her.
Shawn Levy, who directed her performance as Earhart in “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” says he doesn’t think there’s a better actress in her generation.
Her castmates are similarly effusive. Ben Stiller said she couldn’t have been better.
Meryl Streep, her costar in both “Doubt” and the upcoming “Julie & Julia” (the Julia Child biopic) calls Adams “the real thing.”
For her part, Adams is very modest. Of Levy’s remarks, she said “Awww, he’s the best.” She called him “amazing to work with.”
Although she started out in fringe movies and TV before making a big splash in “Junebug.” She followed that up starring in “Enchanted.”
After playing two sweeter-than-sweet characters, she could have found herself typecast, but instead, she followed that with “Doubt.”
In “Smithsonian,” she finds herself in a sassier role-Levy describes her part as “Amelia Earhart, by way of Katharine Hepburn.”
Adams says the saucier role fits her own personality better than the sweet and saintly roles that have marked the other movies.
Maybe so, but she plays all of them beautifully.