The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards took place on Jan. 12, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Here is what this Golden Globe winner said backstage in the Golden Globe Awards press room.
Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Your manager Stacy O’Neil is probably so pleased right now that you honored her in your speech.
I hope so.
What will she say tomorrow when 150 actresses want to be the next Amy Adams, call her office hoping to get that next commercial?
I don’t know. She’s got great vision. So if there’s someone out there, she’ll snag them.
Did you have any intuition you would win tonight? You have been nominated so many times. Did you feel it was going to happen this time?
No, I don’t think about that. I worry more about the red carpet. I know that’s silly, but I am self-conscious down the red carpet. Once that’s done, I relax. It is awesome to be here with the cast of “American Hustle” and again with “Her,” so I feel like I had a lot to celebrate, win or lose.
How are you going to be celebrating this evening?
Hanging out with my man, go to some parties, drink a lot of champagne and try to get home with some dignity. My team is laughing, saying, “Please don’t close the party down, Amy.”
What’s the closest you’ve come to hustling in real life?
Oh, my goodness. I have a three-and-a-half-year-old, I hustle a lot. There’s a lot of working it out to try to get her on board. So I would say I am constantly negotiating. Anybody with children understands that sort of hustle and pull to get them to go to sleep.
Amy, you are in an amazing part of your career. What’s next for you?
I am getting ready to work on the sequel to [“Man of Steel”], which is a fantastic opportunity with such amazing people, so I am looking forward to that. And then after that, there’s a couple projects in development. We’ll see. I feel like I am embarking on an entirely different chapter of my career, and if it is going to be great and what it holds. As I said in my speech, my daughter has taught me to embrace joy and get rid of fear.
Working with “American Hustle” director David O. Russell, what’s his process with you as an actress? Does he go off-book, improvise?
Oh, yeah, there’s no David O. Russell handbook. It would be nice if they handed those out to actors that hadn’t worked with him before. Even if they had worked with him before, it would be nice to have one. It is completely unique. Clearly, he embraces female characters in a way that I so appreciate. He draws them so three-dimensionally.
He wants to see the sexual prowess of these characters, but he wants to see them stripped down and vulnerable and nothing to offer but their souls. He kind of demands that of you. If you give him less than your soul, he will come like the devil to claim your soul. So he’s fantastic in that way as a director.
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