Today show cancels Amy Adams because of what she refused to talk about

Amy AdamsFive-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams was scheduled to be interviewed on Monday’s edition of the Today show, but they cancelled her appearance after learning she refused to talk about the Sony hacks. Amy is currently promoting her new film, Big Eyes, about artist Margaret Keane, whose husband stole the credit for her famous and prolific paintings. However, Today show staffers informed her shortly before her interview that she would also have to talk about the hack. Amy agreed to do the interview, but when producers learned she had no intention of answering questions about the hacking scandal, her appearance was cancelled even though she was already on the set.

A spokesperson for the show explained, “As a news program, the ‘Today’ show doesn’t allow guests to dictate 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.”

However, Big Eyes distributor The Weinstein Company supports Amy’s decision, saying in a statement: “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.”

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  1. Annette • December 24, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

    That doesn’t seem right to treat her like that. If she’s there to promote her movie, she shouldn’t be forced to comment about some stupid hackers.

  2. Alabaster • December 24, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

    “In this case, after hours of discussion we felt uncomfortable with the demands being made”

    They felt uncomfortable? So the fact that she was probably very uncomfortable with answering questions about the hack was okay with them, but as soon as they felt uncomfortable it wasn’t? They just wanted their story and she wasn’t going to give it to them. Good for her. Shame on them.

  3. Kerry • December 24, 2014 @ 4:17 PM

    How stupid of the Today Show trying to sensationalize an issue that has nothing to do with Amy or the movie she is trying to promote. Since when did she become an expert on hacking. There is much better promotion avenues than the Today show. Write them off!!

  4. Snepts • December 24, 2014 @ 9:59 PM

    I’ve never liked her.

  5. steve c • December 24, 2014 @ 10:12 PM

    her comment only had to be “no comment,as i dont know much about it.”

  6. Lauren • December 25, 2014 @ 2:38 AM

    She was great in American Hustle. She has every right not to talk about the Sony hacking situation. Her new movie sounds great.

  7. Snepts • December 25, 2014 @ 4:37 PM

    She’s creepy, and the WORST Lois Lane ever! If they ever remake Mommie Dearest, she should be the only actress considered for the title role.

  8. Peace & Love • December 27, 2014 @ 2:29 PM

    Ummm, what demands did she make?????

    Sounds like the only demanding done was by the Today Show & she said no.

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