Amy Adams‘ sit-down with James Lipton during Wednesday’s (Feb. 19) episode of “Inside the Actors Studio” veered into touchingly emotional territory when the two touched on the actress’ work in the film “Doubt” alongside late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Asked by Lipton if she could share her thoughts on the recently deceased actor, Adams began crying nearly immediately. “Gosh, I wish you could all get a chance to work with him. He was beautiful, a beautiful spirit. And he has this unique ability to see people, really see them,” she says. “And he will be missed. Sorry, I really … I just really loved him and I know so many people did, and I just don’t know how much more I can talk about it now. Sorry.”
The hour wasn’t all tears, however. Adams, up for best actress at this year’s Oscars for her work in “American Hustle,” also revealed an unexpected early job — at Hooters.
“I was a greeter,” she admits, with a laugh. “I was very peppy and then I turned 18 and they gave me the shorts and tank top. I lasted about a month. The nicest man with beer and hot wings turns into a creep.”
Following a discussion of the notable films she’s appeared in, Adams took part in Lipton’s legendary rapid-fire round of questioning that usually wraps his interviews. Her responses follow:
Favorite word? “Yes.”
Least favorite word? “No.”
Sound she loves the most? “My daughter laughing when she really, really laughs.”
Least favorite sound? “Leaf blowers.”
Turn on? “Kindness, honesty.”
Turn off? “Manipulators.”
Favorite curse word? “I’m gonna swear in public. I like f*** a lot…”
Job she’d like to do if she wasn’t acting? “Teaching.”
Job she’d like least? “CPA.”
If Heaven is real, what would she like God to say as she arrives? “I see you.”