Amy Adams on Canceled 'Today' Interview: I Was "Confused" and "Frustrated"

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Adams was to appear on the show Monday, but producers pulled the segment at the last minute because she didn't want to discuss the Sony hack

Amy Adams is speaking out about her Today interview that never happened

Adams was scheduled to appear on the NBC morning show Monday, but producers scrapped the segment just before it was to take place after the actress said she would be unwilling to answer questions about the Sony hack. 

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At a Tuesday screening for Big Eyes, she told USA Today that she was hoping to just discuss the film and did not want to weigh in on the studio's scandal. 

"I expressed [to Today's producers] that I was uncomfortable. I said I would rather not add my voice to this conversation," she said. "But it was clear they were drawing a hard line. That this would be part of the conversation."

Adams said she still was still expecting to appear on the show after explaining her stance to producers. "I walked away from the conversation and went up to the room to do the interview," Adams said. "I assumed they were going to ask me about [the hack]. And I was prepared for that, to whatever degree I was prepared."

However, she was told minutes later that the interview was off. "I was confused and definitely frustrated," she said. "I still don't understand."

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In a statement released Monday, a Today rep said that the show's producers pulled the segment because the show doesn't allow guests to put restrictions on interview topics. A rep for The Weinstein Co., distributors of Big Eyes, said that the company stands firmly behind Adams' actions.

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