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Actress Amy Adams Tackled Sexual Harassers in an Unusual Way: Played Nuns and Virgins

Updated On 21 Jun, 2018 Published On

American actress Amy Adams recently opened up about her unusual decision to put off unwanted attention on a movie set. The 43-year-old was interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter, and she spoke out about her experience with sexual harassment on sets.

According to the actress she decided to take on roles involving virgins and nuns to prevent not-so-comfortable experiences with her admirers especially men. She told THR:

I think most women have experienced it, even if it’s just feeling unsafe rejecting somebody. And apologizing, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry, I must have been sending you the wrong signal,’ when, really, it’s like, ‘No, I think I said I don’t want to go out with you, I don’t know how that’s the wrong signal. I think we should just be friends and I’m not sure why you’re at my doorstep,’ it’s that unsafe feeling.

CAPTION: Amy Adams SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

She added:

I can't say all, but most women have had that moment and you question yourself. 'Did I smile? Was I not direct enough? There’s a reason I started playing nuns and virgins. I was like, ‘I’m not putting up with that anymore.’

If you do not remember, the actress portrayed the role of virgin princess Giselle in 2007’s film Enchanted and later in 2008; she also appeared as a nun in fictional story Doubt.

Despite being so careful about her public image, the actress has had some encounters with harassments. The actress on the sets of Sharp Objects, where she serves as a producer, was mistaken by a man as one of the workers named Reb.

Watch Adams talk about her role in Sharp Objects.

She shared:

I've never experienced this before but, because we looked so much alike, at one point somebody grabbed me really hard and pulled me. I went, 'What's going on?' And they're like, (gasping), 'You're not Reb!' I went into producer (mode) and I was like, 'You will not handle her like that.'

That was the thing of past, and she has moved past through the stage of being frightened of sexual harassment. Adams is currently married to her longtime partner Darren Le Gallo and also have a daughter named Aviana Olea Le Gallo.