Amy Adams Imitated Tom Ford in 'Nocturnal Animals' and He Didn't Even Notice
In an intimate interview with W Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg, Amy Adams talks about her first kiss, her major crush on Steve Carell, and how she channeled Tom Ford in "Nocturnal Animals." "I used him, I used him up," she says.
Released on 1/26/2017
Going from wearing T-shirts and fatigues
into, like, a Tom Ford vision of me was a challenge.
I was like, Oh wow, okay, let's do this.
I loved it, I loved that everything felt so hard.
She had such a veneer about her.
And I loved that you could see the veneer.
It was not sort of like the makeup grew out of her skin,
it was, like, was on her.
Yeah. I liked that.
Tom is meticulous as a director.
He creates these beautiful lush environments.
He became my muse because Susan kind of, I think,
grew out of something that's personal to him,
so I really felt that from him.
I used him.
He was like, Why is Amy using her hands like this,
and people were like, Really, you don't,
you don't know why Amy's doing that?
I was like, Oh yeah, I'm copying you, Tom.
He has a way of standing, like, even sitting here I'm kinda,
he would never sit like that for,
I don't think he even sits like that at home.
He always is postured and,
ugh, it's beautiful to witness, yeah.
I do love, like, the woman that he created for me to be.
Like, I tried, I thought, Would it be really that hard
to maintain her in life, and then I tried for, like,
two days, and I was like, Yeah, no, way too hard.
Just the lips, I know, just keeping that on.
Like it would get on my teeth and like all over everything,
and my daughter wouldn't let me kiss her, so that's out.
Being a mom helped me have a different type of empathy.
When you speak to someone and you're telling them
something very hard, especially a child,
when it's very tempting to sort of let the drama take over,
but when you're a mom, or at least the way that I mother,
if something hurts me or if something is painful to me,
I don't want her to see that.
I call it crying in the closet.
Where you're like, No, everything's really great,
and then you go in the closet and weep,
and get it out of your system.
'Cause you really wanna be solid for your child.
Maybe I just talk about my pet peeve all the time.
I don't like rudeness, just in general.
I can take rudeness, like, at home, you know?
If my daughter's a little sassy or rude, that's fine,
but I don't like when people are rude to waiters, like,
I can't be friends with people who are rude to waiters.
It makes me so uncomfortable.
Can I not say this 'cause my daughter might see it,
and it was too young and I don't wanna encourage her?
I won't say when, but it was behind the school building.
And we drank lemon juice, like to freshen up.
Like, lemon juice?
Like, out of one of those squirt bottles.
It's like a whole group of kids got together
and just decided to, like, kiss their boyfriend.
I won't say when we did that.
I'm a crushy person.
I love Steve Carell.
Like, a lot.
Oh, it's not the movie, it's him.
It's just him.
He's the nicest guy.
Such a great dad, such a great husband.
And just delicious.