Amy Adams Talks About MAN OF STEEL and Playing Lois Lane

If you've seen the Man of Steel set photos of Amy Adams as Lois Lane, then you know she's not going to be playing the Lois Lane that we're used to seeing. In a couple of recent interviews Adams talks about Zack Snyder's highly anticipated Superman movie, and how her character has been completely reinvented for it. 

In an interview with Yahoo! Movies, she said she was finished shooting the movie and went on to say that...

It was fun. It was intimidating because it was played before by Margot Kidder, whom I love. One of my favorite movies growing up was "Superman" -- and "Superman 2." I was kind of a nerd; I loved them so much. It was important to create a character that was new because I thought she was perfect. It's hard to step into a role where you thought someone had already achieved what could be achieved. But coming from theater, you're always stepping into a role that's been done before, so you're always excited about it.

In another interview with USA Today she talked about her hair color, and what Snyder wanted from her:

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. (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.

It's a totally different realization of the Superman lore, so I felt free in that way because I wasn't trying to emulate any sort of banter that had been established by Christopher Reeve and Kidder. I was given a lot of permission to create a new character.

She then goes on to talk about Margot Kidder's portrayal of the character and how it affected her as a young woman:

I grew up really loving (her). 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. I really loved seeing a woman represented as a modern woman in a superhero movie, and not even glamourized, really -- she was kind of a troublemaker. She wasn't a typical heroine. I identified with her from a very young age.

And in case your wondering if she's seen it yet...

I haven't seen it. I haven't seen any footage. It's intense. Henry worked his tail off as Superman. It's different for me. A lot of running. I hold a laser teaser of some sort.

I was surprised when Adams was cast in this role, but the idea has grown on me, and I'm looking forward to seeing her portrayal of Lois Lane. Now that there's been some time to let it sink in, are you excited to see her in the role?

The movie hits theaters on June 14th, 2013.