Amy AdamsÂ may not have much to say about the Sony hacking, but she does have something to say about theÂ TodayÂ show canceling her interview because she didn’t want to talk about it. TheÂ Big EyesÂ actress, 40, toldÂ USA TodayÂ on Tuesday, Dec. 23, that she was “surprised” and “frustrated” by the NBC morning show’s decision to scrap her segment on Monday.
“I expressed that I was uncomfortable. I said I would rather not add my voice to this conversation,” she told the paper of not wanting to discuss the fallout of the hacking, which has dominated headlines for several weeks. “But it was clear they were drawing a hard line. That this would be part of the conversation.”
Adams said she more or less accepted that she would be asked to address the topic and was ready to do the interview anyway. “I walked away from the conversation and went up to the room to do the interview. I assumed they were going to ask me about [the Sony hacking]. And I was prepared for that, to whatever degree I was prepared,” she explained toÂ USA Today.
A short time later, she said, she “was informed that they had decided to pull the interview” altogether. “I was confused and definitely frustrated,” the Golden Globe-winning star shared. “I still don’t understand.”Â
The Weinstein Company, which is distributingÂ Big Eyes, also expressed disappointment with the situation. “We firmly stand behind Amy Adams,” a rep for the company toldÂ Us WeeklyÂ in a statement. “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 [answering], and rather than respect her opinion or continue the discussion, the reaction was to pull her appearance from the show.”
TheÂ TodayÂ show, for its part, explained the decision in a statement toÂ UsÂ on Tuesday. “As a news program, the Today show doesn’t allow guests to put restrictions on interviews,” a show rep toldÂ Us. “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.”