Amy Adams was scheduled to appear on the “Today” show on Monday (Dec. 22) following her stint as host of “Saturday Night Live,” but her segment was pulled after she refused to discuss the recent Sony email leaks, reports Deadline.
As part of the Sony scandal, it was revealed that Adams and her “American Hustle” co-star Jennifer Lawrence were paid less than their male co-stars.
“As a news program, the ‘Today’ show doesn’t allow guests to dictate restrictions on interviews,” an NBC rep tells Zap2it in a statement. “In this case, after hours of discussion we felt uncomfortable with the demands being made, and we determined the best course of action for all parties involved was to cancel the interview.”
Adams reportedly came to set and was told that she would be asked to talk about the Sony scandal; however, she allegedly replied that she would rather not discuss the leak. Still prepared to do the interview, Adams was seen live in the orange room, but then the show decided to scrap the entire segment and forgo the interview.
Fortunately for Adams, The Weinstein Company — which is distributing her new film “Big Eyes” — fully supports the actress.
“We firmly stand behind Amy Adams,” reads a statement from The Weinstein Company. “We’ve been lucky enough to have had her talents grace several of our films. We are certain her fellow actors and directors would all agree, she is nothing but the consummate professional both on and off set.
“Amy decided to speak up for herself and express her disappointment that ‘Today’ would feel the need to ask her a question she did not feel comfortable [answering], and rather than respect her opinion or continue the discussion, the reaction was to pull her appearance from the show.”
Zap2it has reached out to Adams’ rep for comment but did not receive a response by posting time.