The Today Show cancels Amy Adams after she refused to discuss Sony Hack.Amy Adams was expected to appear on the Today Show on Monday but her appearance was canceled after she felt uncomfortable answering questions regarding the Sony Hack. Amy Adams name was brought up in several stories related to the Sony hack. One of the biggest revelations occurred when it was revealed that her co-star and Amy Adams had earned far less than their male co-stars in American Hustle. According to reports, Amy Adams was "surprised" when representatives from the Today Show told her that they would be asking questions about the hack during her scheduled interview. Adams is currently promoting her new movie, Big Eyes, directed by Tim Burton.
[Staffers> informed her shortly before her interview that she would be asked about the hack, especially when she was only slated to be on for a few minutes to discuss her movie. The New York Daily News first reported that something had gone awry with Adams' interview, although Gossip Cop is told that the outlet's characterization of Adams' outrage is somewhat exaggerated. We hear the version of events in which Adams allegedly "freaked out" and "got aggressive" in the green room before leaving is not accurate.According to reports, Adams told NBC staffers she was uncomfortable with the questions and surprised they would even bring it up. The Today Show reportedly told her the show was a news organization and insisted that if she wanted to appear on the show, she would have to address the issue. Adams then agreed but producers decided to cancel her appearance anyway because she worried she might give insignificant answers. What makes this even more interesting is Deadline's report that showed that they gave Bradley Cooper a pass (who was a co-star on American Hustle) when it came to questions about the show:
Meanwhile, Today had done a previously taped segment with American Sniper's Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood, and didn't ask them — even though Cooper starred with Adams (both got Oscar noms) in the Sony-distributed American Hustle.Adams didn't refuse to answer the question and she didn't balk, I'm told. Prepared to explain away a scandal she played no role in, Adam was seen live in the orange room, just before she was to be interviewed. But the show bounced her, pulling her segment and completely wasting her time.Amy Adams also avoided addressing the Sony Hack during her appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, dodging any jokes about it in her monologue. Update: Amy Adams opened up about her Today interview that never happened. The Today Show released a statement after the interview was cancelled that it was done so because they refuse to let their guests restrict interviews. However, Amy Adams says that she know they would ask about the hack and the email that revealed that she and Jennifer Lawrence were paid much less for their work on American Hustle.
From Usa Today:
"I expressed that I was uncomfortable. I said I would rather not add my voice to this conversation," Adams said. "But it was clear they were drawing a hard line. That this would be part of the conversation."
"I walked away from the conversation and went up to the room to do the interview," Adams said. "I assumed they were going to ask me about (Sony hacking). And I was prepared for that, to whatever degree I was prepared."
Minutes later Adams was told that the interview was not going to air.
"I was informed that they had decided to pull the interview," said Adams. "I was confused and definitely frustrated. I still don't understand."
Amy Adams told USA Today that she has no problem "standing up for herself" and chose to speak to the producers of the show to discuss her issues with the interview. The biggest issue with her speaking out, however, would make Adams look bad and open her up to sexist headlines, and criticism by those in power in Hollywood.What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.