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As Lois Lane, Amy Adams gets in on the action

AMY ADAMS as Lois Lane Warner Bros. Pictures’ Legendary Pictures’ actiadventure “MAN OF STEEL” Warner Bros. Pictures release.

AMY ADAMS as Lois Lane in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “MAN OF STEEL,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

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There were moments of playing Lois Lane in “Man of Steel” that weren’t so enchanted for Amy Adams.

“My little daughter really liked Henry [Cavill] in his suit,” Adams reveals. “One day, she wanted to touch the suit and she happens to be rear-end height. She reached out and gave Henry a cheeky grab.”

Cavill didn’t mind the goose, or even the dis that followed. “My daughter also loves ‘The Muppets,’ ” Adams says of her 2011 movie with Kermit & Co. “She has moved on from Henry and now asks me if I’m going to work today with Miss Piggy.”

Adams is playing a new type of Lois. “She’s not on the sidelines,” the actress says. “She wants to fight next to Superman.”

Adams, who grew up watching Superman, doesn’t mind admitting she fought for this role. “I auditioned several times for ‘Man of Steel,’ ” she says. “I got it on my third try.”

What won over director Zach Snyder? He says, “Amy just had that gutsiness that I think defines Lois.”

Forget about Lois Lane, damsel in distress. “She’s definitely still the intrepid reporter,” Adams says. “But now she’s part of the solution and not just part of the problem.”

Cindy Pearlman



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