- Title: Amy Adams talks 'Arrival's awards buzz
- Date: 11th November 2016
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (RECENT - NOVEMBER 3, 2016) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, AMY ADAMS, SAYING: "I don't think about it on a day to day basis. For me, it really, I have to make it something other than myself because promoting myself it just feels inauthentic to me, so when I'm out talking about the film, for me, I want to bring attention to all the crafts people that maybe aren't on the poster."
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- Keywords: Arrival Amy Adams sci-fi Oscars awards Donald Trump election
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA00657V6IX9
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- Story Text: Despite having five Oscar nominations under her belt, actress Amy Adams said she feels "inauthentic" campaigning for herself during Hollywood's awards season, although buzz is building around her latest role as an intuitive linguist in sci-fi film "Arrival."
"I have to make it something other than myself because promoting myself just feels inauthentic to me," she told Reuters, adding she would rather bring attention to people "that maybe aren't on the poster" for the film.
"Arrival," which opens in theaters on Friday (November 11), offers something different from what we usually see in sci-fi alien films and that's something that appealed to her greatly.
Adams explained: "What we've become accustomed to in recent times are films that offer you action and high stakes inside of that action, and we do have high stakes and we do have action, but it's told in a very patient, laid back way that keeps you engaged without distracting you with a lot of effects. There's also this really deep emotional through line that takes you through the movie."
The film, which was shot a while ago but is being released the weekend after the U.S. presidential election, feels very timely.
"I think even in the year since we've made it, it has become even more relevant unfortunately," she told Reuters.
"It has become relevant, and it's become clear on a day-to-day basis how the divisions we create then create fear, create violence. It doesn't really move us forward as a world society."
"Arrival" hits theaters on November 11.
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