Amy Adams talks about 'reimagining' Lois Lane for 'Man of Steel'
Amy Adams is out promoting two films with back to back releases -- "The Master" and "Trouble With The Curve" -- but it's the Superman revamp "Man of Steel" that has everyone buzzing.
Adams is set to play the iconic role of Lois Lane, the smart as a whip reporter who works at The Daily Planet with Clark Kent but falls in love with his alter-ego Superman.
The actress, whose hair often ranges from strawberry blonde to red, said she didn't change her hair for the role of the typically brunette character and also talked about following in the footsteps of Margot Kidder, who played the role of Lois Lane in four Superman films.
"This was a new idea, down to the hair color. I knew people would want to talk about my hair color. It was going to be a thing," Adams told USA Today. "(Director) Zack (Snyder) told me he didn't hire me to play someone else. He hired me to play Lois Lane. It's a whole reimagining."
In "Man of Steel," Henry Cavill plays Clark Kent/Superman. Kevin Costner plays Kent's adopted father Jonathan Kent and Diane Lane plays his mother Martha Kent.
Russell Crowe plays his birth father Jor-El and Julia Ormond will play his birth mother, Lor-Van. The film also stars Michael Shannon as the villain General Zod and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Planet newspaper.
Christopher Nolan, director of the new "Batman" films, including "The Dark Knight Rises," is also a part of the "Superman" reboot. He and his writing partner, David S. Goyer, have penned the script for "Man of Steel." Nolan is also on board as a producer.
Unlike the 2006 film "Superman Returns," which saw Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane and continued within the history of the previous "Superman" films from the late 70s and early 80s, "Man of Steel" is a full reboot of the franchise.
"I grew up really loving (her) [Margot Kidder]. I wasn't trying to be her, but I hope I do enough of a good job to have the same effect on young girls as Lois Lane had on me," Adams said. "I really loved seeing a woman represented as a modern woman in a superhero movie, and not even glamorized, really -- she was kind of a troublemaker. She wasn't a typical heroine. I identified with her from a very young age."
Adams saidshe has not seen the finished film but gives a lot of credit to her co-star Cavil, who worked hard on the film.
"I haven't seen it. I haven't seen any footage. It's intense. Henry worked his tail off as Superman," Adams told the newspaper. "It's different for me. A lot of running. I hold a laser taser of some sort."
The film is set to hit theaters on June 14, 2013. Check out two teaser trailers below.