Amy Adams says she “began to play nuns and virgins” to deter unwanted advances from men.
Amy Adams went to the extreme to feel more at home on movie sets and in life.
“I think that most women experience [sexual harassment], even if it is just a feeling insecure reject from someone. And apologizing, “Oh, I’m so sorry, I must send you a wrong signal,” when, really, it’s like, ‘No, I think that I said that I don’t want to go out with you, I don’t know how that is the wrong signal. I think that we just be friends and I don’t know why you at my door.’ It is that insecure feeling,” Adams told The Hollywood Reporter.
“I can’t say all, but most women have at that time and you question yourself. “Did I smile? Was I not direct enough?'”
It came to a point where Adams, who is married to Darren Le Gallo since 2015, was so tired that she began to accept only very specific types of roles.
“There is a reason that I started playing from nuns and virgins,” she said, laughing. “I was like, ‘I won’t tolerate that no more.'”
Adams has played a nun in the 2008 film “Doubt” and a virgin princess in 2007’s “Enchanted.”
The “Arrival” star is still not very vocal in the Time’s Up or #MeToo movements, because they’d rather focus on the future generations than to help her colleagues who already have a platform.
“And as much as I love Jennifer Lawrence, she has made me not need to use her voice,” Adams said, referring to Lawrence’s essay in Lena Dunham Lenny Letter about pay inequality. “She has her own voice. And when I go to use my voice to talk about the pay difference, it’s going to women who do not have the same platform as me.”
This article originally appeared on Page Six.