×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Playback: Live From the Telluride Film Festival With Amy Adams

Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

This week we’re reporting from the Telluride Film Festival where a number of the fall’s most anticipated titles have screened. Variety Chief Film Critic Peter Debruge and I discuss the cream of the crop, from the heartwarming and uplifting “La La Land” to the emotionally devastating “Moonlight” to the gripping “Sully.”

Meanwhile, with actress Amy Adams on hand with both a tribute to her work so far and one of two new films to show off (Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival”), I talk to the five-time Oscar nominee (19:00) about where she’s at in her life and career right now.

Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes air every Thursday.

Click here for more episodes of “Playback.”

“To look at your work as a collection is very odd. I don’t do that very often,” Adams says of the tribute treatment, which is unique in Telluride as the festival programmers often eschew the “lifetime achievement” vibe in favor of artists who might be in their prime or even still ramping up into their careers. “It’s interesting to sort of see a collection of your work put together in that way and see the evolution of your life play out in front of you in a strange way.”

Adams speaks at length about a number of the filmmakers she’s worked with, from Steven Spielberg to Mike Nichols. She also further speaks to an interview she gave earlier this year in which she says she was “devastated” working with infamously exacting director David O. Russell on “American Hustle.” Did those comments mean she is no longer interested in working with him?

“I’m kind of a never say never kind of person, but not currently,” she confides. “It’s just, what it requires of me, it’s hard for me to then be the mom I want to be, because I can’t give that much energy and emotion. And I’m really invested on set, so it’s not as if it’s not something I’m interested in doing on other sets, but the way he works just requires a different part of me that I just don’t have to give right now.”

And after the critical thrashing “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” received earlier this year, how is morale on the set of “Justice League,” where Adams reprises her role as Lois Lane? Better than would be expected, perhaps, but the actress says she was sad to see director Zack Snyder take the kind of heat he did back in March.

“I just felt for Zack,” Adams says. “Zack’s like the nicest person ever, and to see him kind of talked about like that was really hard for me, because he’s really such a respectful director.”

Subscribe to “Playback” at iTunes.

 

 

More Film

  • Svensk Filmindustri SF Studios logo

    Warner Bros, SF Studios Expand Distribution Deal Across Scandinavia

    Warner Bros. Pictures has expanded its distribution deal with SF Studios to include Sweden and have their movies released by the Nordic major through all of Scandinavia. Warner Bros. Pictures already has a distribution pact with SF Studios in Denmark, Norway and Finland. Under the partnership, SF Studios has been handling the sales, marketing and [...]

  • Nicole Kidman Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman to Star in Ryan Murphy's 'The Prom' at Netflix

    Ryan Murphy enlisted a star-studded cast for his upcoming Netflix movie “The Prom,” an adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Awkwafina, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells are among the A-listers bringing “The Prom” to screens. “The Prom” follows a lesbian student in the fictional conservative town of [...]

  • Viktor Dvorak, Anna Geislerova Join Vaclav

    Viktor Dvorak, Anna Geislerova Join Václav Havel Biopic

    Viktor Dvorak has been cast in “Havel,” a biopic of Václav Havel, as the Czech playwright, dissident and national leader. Anna Geislerova, who starred in Oscar nominated “Zelary,” plays his wife, Olga Havlova. Jiri Bartoska, the president of Karlovy Vary Film Festival, will appear in the film as “Professor,” inspired by Czech philosopher Jan Patocka. [...]

  • Daniel Craig

    'Bond 25' First Footage Sees Daniel Craig Back as 007

    After suffering a series of setbacks, including finding a new director and Daniel Craig’s on-set injury, “Bond 25” production is officially underway. A new behind-the-scenes clip of the upcoming James Bond film features Craig and helmer Cary Joji Fukunaga at work in the Caribbean. The minute-long footage didn’t reveal much about the still-untitled movie, though [...]

  • (L to R) Marco Graf as

    ‘Roma,’ ‘The Good Girls’ Top Mexico’s Ariel Academy Awards

    The Mexican Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences hosted the 61st edition of their Ariel Awards on Monday evening, where Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” and Alejandra Márquez Abella’s “The Good Girls” stood out among the winners. Perhaps the most surprising thing about Cuarón’s “Roma” scooping best picture is that it’s only the second of his films to [...]

  • The Eight Hundred (The 800)

    Already Pulled From Shanghai Festival, 'The Eight Hundred' Cancels Its China Release

    Already pulled from its prestigious spot as the opener of the Shanghai International Film Festival, war epic “The Eight Hundred” has been dealt a further below with the cancellation of its scheduled release in China next week. In a terse announcement on its official Weibo account, the film said late Tuesday that, “after consultation between [...]

  • Méndez Esparza, Fernando Franco, Villaronga Projects

    Projects By Mendez Esparza, Fernando Franco and Villaronga at Small Is Biutiful

    Antonio Méndez Esparza’s “Que nadie duerma,” Fernando Franco’s “La consagración de la primavera” and Agustí Villaronga’s “3.000 obstáculos” figure among the seven projects to be pitched at Paris’ Small Is Biutiful forum. The closing event for the alternative Spanish film festival Dífferent 12!, Small Is Biutiful takes place June 26, bringing together French distributors and [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content