Sony Hack: 'Today' Cancels Amy Adams Interview Over Refusal to Talk About Emails
Adams wasn't comfortable discussing hacked emails that showed she earned less than her male 'American Hustle' co-stars
In the latest fallout from the Sony Pictures hack, the Today show pulled a segment with Amy Adams because the Big Eyes star wasn't comfortable answering questions on the controversial issue.
Adams was in New York to promote the Tim Burton-directed film, including a stint hosting Saturday Night Live. She was slated to do an interview on Today not long after her SNL hosting gig, but producers pulled the segment after the actress wasn't prepared to answer questions relating to the Sony hack.
Among the trove of stolen emails, it was revealed that Adams and Jennifer Lawrence made less than their male co-stars Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale for the film American Hustle.
A Today show spokesperson told THR: "As a news program, the Today show doesn't allow guests to put restrictions on interviews. 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."
A statement from TWC, distributors of Big Eyes, said: “We firmly stand behind Amy Adams. 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, and rather than respect her opinion or continue the discussion, the reaction was to pull her appearance from the show.”
Dec. 23, 5:50 p.m. Updated with statement from TWC.