Amy Adams, collects ”carved wooden birds.” The 40-year-old actress loves ”kitsch” things and has a special penchant for souvenir statues of her favorite feathered friends.
Discussing her role as American artist Margaret Keane – whose husband Walter Keane claimed credit for her work – in new biopic Big Eyes, she said: ”It must have been so confusing and strange to have your work celebrated and torn down at the same time but also to get neither credit nor blame, to not be able to speak up for your work in any way. I know it was hurtful when people attacked the work. I know kitsch, by definition, isn’t considered art, but I have a lot of things in my life that would be called kitsch and I love them all. I have lots of carved wooden birds that you get at souvenir shops, stuff like that.”
Amy got to meet with Margaret on several occasions to research her role and was thrilled when the artist gave her one of her paintings – famous for her use of over-sized, doe eyes on her subjects – to keep. In an interview with The Guardian, she revealed: ”Margaret gifted me one of her paintings, which was just beyond generous.”