Amy Adams leads Big Eyes as Margaret Keane, the woman behind the famous sad-eyed waif paintings. However, it wasn’t until 1970 that that information was made public because, for years, Margaret’s husband, Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), claimed her work as his own. Margaret wasn’t particularly outspoken and it took her a good deal of time to insist on getting the credit she deserved, but it was her “quiet dignity” that drew Adams to the role.
While in New York City promoting Big Eyes’ December 25th limited release, Adams sat down to talk about that, the Tim Burton role she dreamed of playing back when she first considered getting into acting, working with Waltz, how to fake paint convincingly, Lois Lane’s role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and more. Hit the jump to check out the interview.
- Her favorite Tim Burton movie; wanting to play an Edward Scissorhands-type character.
- Why she chose to take this role.
- Getting viewers to connect to the 1950s housewife mentality.
- How to fake paint in a movie.
- Working with Christoph Waltz; the courtroom scene.
- Lois Lane’s role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.