Amy Adams took nun roles to ward off unwanted advances from men

Amy Adams went to extremes to make herself feel more comfortable on movie sets and in life.

“I think most women have experienced [sexual harassment], 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,” Adams told The Hollywood Reporter.

“I can’t say all, but most women have had that moment and you question yourself. ‘Did I smile? Was I not direct enough?’”

It got to a point where Adams, who has been married to Darren Le Gallo since 2015, became so fed up that she began accepting only very specific types of roles.

“There’s a reason I started playing nuns and virgins,” she said, laughing. “I was like, ‘I’m not putting up with that anymore.’”

Adams played a nun in the 2008 film “Doubt” and a virgin princess in 2007’s “Enchanted.”

The “Arrival” star hasn’t been very vocal throughout the Time’s Up or #MeToo movements because she’d rather focus on future generations than help her peers who already have a platform.

“And as much as I love Jennifer Lawrence, she doesn’t need me to be her voice,” Adams said, referring to Lawrence’s essay in Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter about pay disparity. “She has her own voice. And if I’m going to use my voice to talk about pay discrepancy, it’s going to be for women who don’t have the same platform as me.”

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