Amy Adams’ hair color has pi­geon-holed her ca­reer

Kuwait Times - - WEEKENDER -

The 42-year-old ac­tress dyed her long lus­cious locks from blonde to red for the short-lived 2004 TV drama, ‘Dr. Ve­gas’ and no­ticed a huge change in the roles she was of­fered af­ter­wards. She ex­plained dur­ing Times Talks: “Based on roles that I was get­ting, called in for, peo­ple were re­spond­ing to cer­tain types of char­ac­ters with me as a blonde and the minute I went red, it was quirky and fun in­stead of flir­ta­tious and dumb. It was great, I liked that. But in all se­ri­ous­ness, it’s just hair color. It was re­ally fas­ci­nat­ing to see just one el­e­ment of your­self change peo­ple’s per­cep­tion and that be­came a very pow­er­ful tool for me even in my act­ing. If you can change one very small thing and cre­ate an en­tirely dif­fer­ent per­cep­tion to the out­side world based on one thing, and that was ac­tu­ally an im­por­tant les­son for me to learn, I didn’t quite get that be­fore then.” But it isn’t just her hair colour that has changed the path she’s taken in her ca­reer, as be­com­ing a mother to her six-year-old daugh­ter Aviana, who she has with her hus­band Dar­ren Le Gallo, al­lowed her to re­ally get stuck in to her role in ‘Ar­rival’. She said re­cently: “It would have been a very dif­fer­ent per­for­mance. I just have a dif­fer­ent re­la­tion­ship with com­pas­sion since be­com­ing a par­ent, and com­pas­sion for other peo­ple - not just my daugh­ter. It opened up my eyes and got me out­side of my­self. I hate to think that I was so wrapped up in my own stuff be­fore I had her but I was, so now I’m able to look at things from a dif­fer­ent lens. It took me out of my­self.”

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