While we have become very used to Hollywood actress Amy Adams playing some very big and extrovert characters over the years, it seems that she has decided to go for something a little different with her new movie Big Eyes. Amy plays the role of artist Margaret Keane and she has opened up about getting into the right vibe to play a more shy character than she is used to.
Adams explained, "Margaret is complicated, like most human beings. She's definitely a little shyer, and she's very humble. That's one of the qualities about her that I think allowed her to be manipulated."
While playing a more extrovert character would have given Amy Adams plenty of material to look back over, as she prepares to give her best possible performance on the big screen, there was not a lot to go on with Margaret. So, Amy decided that the best thing to do was to go and pay Margaret a visit at her San Francisco gallery.
Adams added, "That was most beneficial, to see this woman and understand that yes, there is this humility, but there's this strength and this sense of humor. I didn't want to pry, but I wanted to get an understanding of who she was and how this could have happened. What I came to was her gentle nature."
As well as starring Amy Adams, the Big Eyes cast also features Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Danny Huston, and Terence Stamp, among others. Big Eyes has been directed by Tim Burton, based on a script that was developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, with the movie set to open on December 25 in the US and December 26 in the UK.