Amy Adams talks ‘Man of Steel,’ Lois reacting to Superman, Henry Cavill and working with Zack Snyder
The new Superman is almost here and fans are clamoring for Man of Steel, which stars Henry Cavill at the title character. His co-star is Amy Adams who spoke to Flicks and Bits about the film, her role and how Lois Lane reacts to the alien with superpowers.
“I think he takes her by surprise, and I think it’s very interesting that it takes this person from another world to actually make her more human. His humanity actually brings about a change in her, it gives her a stronger sense of humanity. And I would think as the story continues she becomes a stronger and more well-rounded human being because of that. I think she’s pretty focused when we find her (laughs), and pretty dead set on what she believes to be the most important thing, which is telling the truth. She believes there’s no reason for secrets, you know? And I think she really comes to respect humanity, and identify with humanity by her experiences with Clark.”
The Muppets star described Henry Cavill and what he’s actually like.
“I expected a lot more swagger from Henry, I don’t know why. But he was actually so humble and so generous, even just in the first reading. I remember thinking that that’s a rare package. Not only in life, but especially in Hollywood to find somebody with that physical presence that also has this sort of… I hate to say it (laughs), a softest – a gentle quality about him. He has that quality and I think that’s so important for Clark and for Superman, in that your able to believe that he’s just as likely to save a kid as he is to save the entire world.”
Adams also discussed working with director Zack Snyder.
“Working with Zack, at first I was a little nervous because he is so confident, and I don’t possess the same confidence (laughs). Like, I’ll work on a scene for five days if they let me, I love getting into it and perfecting it from beginning to end. And Zack knows exactly what he’s looking for and he knows exactly when he has it. That gives you a certain amount of confidence, and he really has a strong sense of story and he has a really strong sense of character. I was very excited by that and I hate to say that I was surprised, but I was. I knew he was such a visual master and I knew that he had a really strong vision for the film, but his detail to character and his understanding to character was awesome. And I knew that on the first couple of days working with him because he would really stay on something if it really had to do with the character, he would really stay on it with you and as we were shaping Lois and shaping the relationship, he really stayed with me, you know? He really helped me find Lois in this new world and in the tone of this film, and I so appreciated that.”
Check out the full interview here
Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fisburne, Antje Traue, and Russell Crowe.
Man of Steel opens June 14.