Amy Adams spent the past several days in New York City, hosting SNL this weekend and promoting her upcoming film Big Eyes. She was supposed to appear on the Today Show, too, but when she refused to discuss the recent Sony hack during her interview she was cut from the show.
One of the emails revealed during the hacking scandal stated that Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence made less money than their male costars, Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale. It seems when Adams refused to discuss it, she was out.
“As a news program, the Today show doesn’t allow guests to put restrictions on interviews. In this case, after hours of discussion we felt uncomfortable with the demands being made, and we determined the best course of action for all parties involved was to cancel the interview,” a spokesperson for the show told the Hollywood Reporter.
Amy Adams was wholeheartedly supported by the Weinstein Company–the producers of Big Eyes.
The "Today" show canceled Amy Adams' interview after she said she'd prefer not to discuss the Sony hack http://t.co/4MWPZY6bY7
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) December 23, 2014
“We firmly stand behind Amy Adams. We’ve been lucky enough to have had her talents grace several of our films. We are certain her fellow actors and directors would all agree, she is nothing but the consummate professional both on and off set. 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, and rather than respect her opinion or continue the discussion, the reaction was to pull her appearance from the show,” they said in a statement released on Tuesday.
Do you feel the Today Show was right or wrong in cutting Amy Adams from their show this week? Surely while promoting Big Eyes there was plenty she could have discussed besides the Sony email hacking.