It’s Amy Adams’ turn to share her side of the story! The actress made headlines this week for reportedly refusing to talk about the Sony hack during an appearance on the Today show, causing the NBC morning show to cut her interview from their program on Monday.
While the actress originally remained tight-lipped about the incident, she opened up about Today‘s decision during a screening for her movie Big Eyes on Tuesday. “I expressed that I was uncomfortable,” she explained. “I said I would rather not add my voice to this conversation. But it was clear they were drawing a hard line, that this would be part of the conversation.”
Still, the American Hustle star still assumed the interview would go on, even after she expressed her opinion. “I walked away from the conversation and went up to the room to do the interview,” she added. “I assumed they were going to ask me about [Sony hacking] and I was prepared for that. To whatever degree, I was prepared.”
But moments later, she was told the interview wouldn’t air at all. “I was confused and definitely frustrated,” Amy admitted. “I still don’t understand.” At the same screening, Amy stood by her decision to not discuss the buzzed-about hack. “I am not going to add my voice to that conversation. Even in this room,” she affirmed.
The Today show released a statement explaining their side earlier this week. “As a news program, the Today show doesn’t allow guests to put restrictions on interview,” the statement read. “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.”
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