Amy Adams covers the new issue of InStyle Magazine, all to promote her role in The Muppets. I know many of you find Amy to be rather blah, and she is – she’s actively boring and she’s not really a famewhore, although there have been more photos of her with her daughter Aviana recently, which makes me think she might be taking notes from Jennifer Garner’s Dimple Parade. Basically, my mother loves her. I think Amy is probably a favorite amongst moms. She seems “real” – she hasn’t lost all of the pregnancy weight, she seems vulnerable and honest, she isn’t putting herself out there as some Goop-style elitism expert. You could see yourself belonging to the same gym as Amy. You could see making small talk with her in an elevator. She seems grounded. Anyway, here are some highlights from Amy’s InStyle interview:
Balancing her career, her engagement and motherood: “I have to trust that I can prioritize my family and myself while still finding the energy and focus for my work. And I believe I can. I know I can.”
Losing the pregnancy weight: “I read about these actresses who get on a stationary bike two weeks after giving birth and I’m like, ‘What? Where did you push your baby out of?’ Since having Aviana, I have a muffin top, and that’s okay right now.”
Motherhood: For Adams, motherhood has meant forgoing the makeup, putting off the pampering, and embracing the dried cereal all over her car. Fortunately, she adds, it has all paid off in the long run. “I’m definitely not one of those women who make it look easy. I’m always running late — and look, there’s guacamole on my purse! But I’m more patient than I ever thought I would be, and I’m not so hard on myself anymore.”
She will marry Darren Le Gallo: They have yet to tie the knot, the couple — who divide household duties between themselves; Adams does laundry while he washes bottles — admit the nuptials are likely to be sooner rather than later. “I’ll say to Darren, ‘What do you think of May?’ and he’ll say, ‘May. Ha, ha. You just let me know.’ I just can’t decide!” she laughs, despite her opinion that marriage is not “the only way to sustain a relationship. I am putting more pressure on myself now that we have Avi. I’ll figure it out soon.”
Date nights: “[They include] a lot of food and maybe a glass of wine,” she reveals. “We’re always like, ‘It’s 11:30! Woo-hoo! We’re crazy!’”
Defining herself: “There’s danger in defining your identity. I accept that life is a series of transitions. You think you know who you are, but then something comes along to make you question everything.”
Keeping clothes from her movies: “I do have a pair of gorgeous Christian Louboutins that I wore in Leap Year. They’re stored in their little dust covers in a box in my closet.”
She probably also kept her nun’s habit from Doubt, just because it comes in handy with her squeaky-clean image. One of my favorite quotes from Amy was (I’m paraphrasing) something about how people are always stunned when she utters a curse word. She really is like a Disney princess. Oh, and I love that she talks about her muffin top. She’s adorable.
Here are some photos of Amy from the premiere of The Muppets:
InStyle Photos courtesy of Celebrity Gossip. Additional pics by Fame.