Amy Adams proves time and time again just how talented of an actress she is. The 40-year-old’s upcoming film, Big Eyes seems to highlight her acting range, however the star recently shared with Vogue magazine that five years ago she didn’t connect too well with the script.
“I was in a place where I just wanted to play stronger women,” says Adams. “And then it came back around and I reread it, and having become a mom, I totally identified with Margaret. Instead of seeing it as naïveté and vulnerability, I could see the strength in her decisions and why she felt she had to continue with the lie.” It also helped when Adams went to meet the real-life Margaret Keane, and as the actress points out “she really is shy and lets people speak for her…. I understood even more how this could have happened to her.”
Big Eyes is an upcoming 2014 biopic film directed by Tim Burton focusing on American artist Margaret Keane, whose work was fraudulently claimed in the 1950s and 1960s by her then-husband, Walter Keane. The film tells the story of their heated divorce trial wherein Margaret accused Walter of stealing her paintings.
Big Eyes is scheduled to open on Christmas Day.