‘Man of Steel’ Reinvents Lois Lane Says Amy Adams

The actress was given the freedom to create a new character in director Zack Snyder's superhero reboot.
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‘Man of Steel’ Reinvents Lois Lane Says Amy Adams

Amy Adams discusses the reinvention of Lois Lane in Man of Steel The 2012 summer movie season is in the history books, so naturally, we can now start looking ahead to the 2013 blockbuster lineup. Man of Steel looks to be one of the highlights of the season, starring Henry Cavill as the title character and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. The actress recently spoke about the intimidation factor in playing a character so memorably portrayed by Margot Kidder in Superman.

"It was fun. It was intimidating because it was played before by Margot Kidder, whom I love. One of my favorite movies growing up was Superman -- and Superman II. I was kind of a nerd. I loved them so much. It was important to create a character that was new because I thought she was perfect. It's hard to step into a role where you thought someone had already achieved what could be achieved. But coming from theater, you're always stepping into a role that's been done before, so you're always excited about it."

She also hopes that her portrayal of the Daily Planet journalist will have the same effect on young girls as Margot Kidder's performance had on her.

"I grew up really loving (her). I wasn't trying to be her, but I hope I do enough of a good job to have the same effect on young girls as Lois Lane had on me. I really loved seeing a woman represented as a modern woman in a superhero movie, and not even glamourized, really -- she was kind of a troublemaker. She wasn't a typical heroine. I identified with her from a very young age."

The actress also talked about creating a completely new character, which was director Zack Snyder's game plan all along.

"This was a new idea, down to the hair color. I knew people would want to talk about my hair color. It was going to be a thing. (Director) Zack (Snyder) told me he didn't hire me to play someone else. He hired me to play Lois Lane. It's a whole reimagining."

She added that this new take on the story helped free her up to construct a new version of this iconic character.

"It's a totally different realization of the Superman lore, so I felt free in that way because I wasn't trying to emulate any sort of banter that had been established by Christopher Reeve and Kidder. I was given a lot of permission to create a new character."

The actress also revealed that she hasn't seen a single frame of footage so far.

"I haven't seen it. I haven't seen any footage. It's intense. Henry (Cavill) worked his tail off as Superman. It's different for me. A lot of running. I hold a laser taser of some sort."

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013.

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