Amy Adams claims her Lois Lane is ‘a little chubby’ & ‘perfect isn’t normal’

Amy Adams covers the July issue of Allure Magazine. This is a terrible photoshoot. But I usually think Amy’s photoshoots are bad. No disrespect to Amy, who I adore. But her fashion editorials usually suck and I think she’s not the best “model”. While I like the fact that Allure didn’t Photoshop her eye crinkles, this cover in particular is like some Grey Gardens shiz. In the interview, Amy admits that her natural features don’t really lend themselves to a strong editorial look:

Without makeup: “I have no features without makeup. I am pale. I have blond lashes. You could just paint my face—it’s like a blank canvas. It can be great for what I do.”

On perfection: “Perfect isn’t normal, nor is it interesting. Some of these actresses or public personas who very public about their disciplined diets, more power to them. I just don’t see the point. I’m just not going to be one of those people photographed in a bikini where people are like, ‘OMG, look at Amy!’ I mean, it might be OMG, but not for the reasons I want. Do you know, the people I love as actresses, I’ve never, ever sought out pictures of them to see what they look like in a swimsuit.”

Becoming Lois Lane: “I’ve wanted to be in a superhero movie, and this was my best chance — as some mere mortal. Let’s be real here. I don’t look good in Lycra. I do all right, but I hadn’t anticipated that I was ever going to be case as the girl in Lycra looking hot.”

Whether having a child makes a wedding pointless: “No! There is a point to it. We both have a very specific idea that we want to do this [the ceremony] in spring or fall, like in those months, but every time I’m busy working.” Ultimately, she says, “I want something very family oriented and laid-back.”

She never waxes: With fair and sensitive skin, Adams relies on expensive moisturizer—”La Mer has fixed some bad problems,” she says—and has totally given up on waxing. “I can’t wax because bad things happen. So I shave. I use Eucerin Calming Body Wash instead of shaving cream, and I don’t get razor burn anymore. It’s not its intended use, but I want to keep talking about it, because I’m afraid they’ll discontinue it.”

Lois is a little chubby: Amy describes her Lois Lane as “a little chubby” around the middle. “That’s all right. She flies around the world eating whatever’s available,” she says. (When asked whether she could really be described as chubby, Adams quickly responds, “No, I’m sorry I said that.”)

[From Allure]

I have sensitive skin too, and I break out in rashes depending on soap and lotions too, so I can feel her pain with the razor burn and no-waxing thing. The last time I tried to wax a part of my body, it was terrible. I still have the scar. And Lois Lane is not a “a little chubby”! Amy’s Lois was adorable and her body was completely normal. I wasn’t even really looking at her body, which is fine with me. That means that Lois didn’t frighten me with her jutting bones.

Also – so she and Darren are going to get married? I’ll believe it when I see it.

Photos courtesy of Allure.

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  1. Pao La says:

    She seems one of those very lovely women, not too full of themselves and not self absorbed. I like her in a way where i don’t have to know more about her life, she seems a normal person and with a real life or problems. I wish everyone in Hollywood would be like her..

  2. lisa2 says:

    LOL.. I love her comment about the bikini thing. Because we could all name those actresses that are forever pictured in that “bikini shot” it is a given. And yes the women I really like don’t have those bikini shots. Think about it and I bet many will agree.

    Amy I may check you out more.

    • ctkat1 says:

      I had never given it much thought, but it’s totally true- I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bikini shot of my favorite actresses…Cate Blanchett, Carey Mulligan, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Amy Adams.

      That’s interesting, huh?

    • V4Real says:

      “Some of these actresses or public personas who very public about their disciplined diets, more power to them. I just don’t see the point.”

      Amy but yet you went public with your grooming habits.

      BTW Helen Miren is one of my favorites and there have been bikini shots of her and she looked fantastic for a woman in her 60′s.

  3. carol says:

    I want to go on a train ride like in one of the above pics. Doesn’t it seem so romantic?

  4. FLORC says:

    I never really liked her too much before, but this interview is making me give her a 2nd look.

  5. Mel says:

    I love her but I thought she didn’t look so hot I superman. Like her makeup was all wrong.

    • Andrea says:

      I don’t actually think she was wearing make-up in Superman. I think the whole point was that Lois was a woman who was traveling around the world and didn’t have time for that.

      Lois Lane is not supposed to be a glamour model. She’s supposed to be kind of a normal woman. Clark falls in love with her because she’s strong and smart.

      Their relationship is the reverse of what we are used to. Clark is the gorgeous one. Lois is more normal looking but he loves her for the right reasons.

  6. FireNgin says:

    I’m feeling one with Amy after this interview. As a fellow redhead, I don’t have visible eyebrows or lashes. Without makeup, my whole face is one color. Pale. And I use Eucerin to shave, too. Omg, am I Amy Adams?

  7. yeahright says:

    She’s trying a bit too hard here I think. I get that she’s trying say she’s grounded and that I believe she is… but being self depricating when it clearly isn’t true is kind of annoying.

  8. Tania says:

    I just saw Superman last night, and Lois Lane had a very small and clearly defined waistline. So I’m not sure what she’s referring to. Unless that is “chubby” in Hollywood terms. She is SO right about the bikini thing.

  9. Tania says:

    I just saw Superman last night, and Lois Lane had a very small and clearly defined waistline. So I’m not sure what she’s referring to. Unless that is big in Hollywood terms. She is so right about the bikini thing.

  10. Chordy says:

    I think that when she was talking about Lois being a little chubby, she was talking more about how she sees Lois in her head, not how she came out looking in the film, which is why she apologized for saying it. I actually found it interesting, because we got some insight into how she develops a character. I want magazines to let actresses talk more about their work! Especially when they’re as thoughtful and talented as Amy Adams.

  11. Sal says:

    Does she get on anyone else’s nerves? So cloying. It is grating! And the chubby thing was just…weird.

  12. Mew says:

    Isn’t all those I’m-on-a-starvation-diet girls say the same thing with “I eat all I want, I don’t give a damn about weight, I just happen to be thin, look at me, eating this cookie for no reason” stuff? It’s so old and boring. Words mean nothing.

    And please, if that’s her definition of chubby, then something needs to be fixed in her head too.

  13. Bodhi says:

    I really like Amy Adams, but if her Lois Lane is chubby, I’m a damn blue whale

  14. RobN says:

    I always feel like her self deprecating thing is more about begging for compliments.

    And she’s not chubby by any definition, even Hollywood’s. It’s odd that she would even bring that up.

  15. FireNgin says:

    Maybe we are all Amy Adams! I do have nice cheekbones as well 😃 Maybe Amy said “chubby,” but really meaning she isn’t making Lois Lane like a sex bomb type. I don’t know.

  16. Kristine says:

    She has always been super skinny to me. I don’t know where this chubby is coming from. I hope she meant she perceives Lois to be chubby.

    I can’t hate though. I am a fellow ginger. I have much love for all my ginger kin.

  17. mkyarwood says:

    If you haven’t seen her, Henry and Russell on the Graham Norton Show RUN to project free TV and check it out. <3

  18. Meaghan says:

    Didn’t she do a nude scene for Wedding Crashers? I could have sworn she’s gone nude before….. so that kind of takes away from her bikini comment. Also, she is skinny so clearly she is just making those comments for compliments because I just googled her and even in the candids she has a great body. This annoys me.

  19. Becky1 says:

    Wow-props for Allure and for Amy Adams for not photoshopping her crow’s feet. It’s rare that you see a magazine photo of a female celebrity where they don’t photoshop away all the lines (men on the other hand are “allowed” to have lines for some reason). I’m thinking Amy had some control over the pics so good for her. It’s nice to see some reality for a change.