Today Boots Amy Adams for Clamming Up on Sony

Actress didn't want to talk about hacked emails, so show nixed her
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2014 7:43 AM CST
Updated Dec 23, 2014 10:58 AM CST
Today Boots Amy Adams for Clamming Up on Sony
In this Dec. 12, 2014, photo, actress Amy Adams poses for a portrait in promotion of her upcoming role in director Tim Burton's biopic film focused on Margaret Keane, "Big Eyes," in New York.   (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)

First rule about Sony email hacks: Don't talk about Sony email hacks. Or so go the reports about Amy Adams' aborted appearance on the Today show. Adams, who was in New York to promote her new movie, Big Eyes, was reportedly uncomfortable answering questions about the hack, in which it came out that Adams and Jennifer Lawrence were paid less than their male American Hustle co-stars, Deadline reports. Today's reaction to her discomfort: pull her segment. "As a news program, the Today show doesn't allow guests to put restrictions on interviews," a show rep tells the Hollywood Reporter. "In this case ... we felt uncomfortable with the demands being made and we determined the best course ... was to cancel the interview." Adams supposedly "freaked out" in the show's green room and "got aggressive," according to the Daily News' Confidenti@l.

However, sources tell Gossip Cop that the News' report about Adams is "somewhat exaggerated" and that she agreed to appear even if Sony questions were asked; producers at that point reportedly nixed the interview anyway because they were afraid they wouldn't get "significant answers." The Weinstein Company, the studio behind Big Eyes, put out a statement in support of Adams, per Deadline: "Amy decided to speak up for herself and express her disappointment that Today would feel the need to ask her a question she did not feel comfortable [with], and rather than respect her opinion or continue the discussion, the reaction was to pull her appearance from the show." One Interview that may be seen soon: the Seth Rogen movie, which a US rep has offered to screen at the Capitol, the Hollywood Reporter notes. (Adams recently gave up her first-class seat to a serviceman.)

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