Amy Adams thinks Lois Lane is super: ‘You don’t have to be a man to be powerful’

March 30, 2011 | 10:01 a.m.

Amy Kaufman checks in from CinemaCon …

Amy Adams (Warner Bros)

Amy Adams just found out on Sunday that she will portray Lois Lane in the Warner Bros. revival of Superman but she’s already thought a lot about the heritage of the role — the character  was created back in 1938 and, like Rosalind Russell’s equally spirited female reporter in “His Girl Friday,” Lane represented a FDR-era woman who thrived in a “man’s world” while holding on to a strong sense of self and her own definitions of femininity.

“I think the role of women in society constantly changes,” Adams said in Las Vegas where she was attending  CinemaCon. “And what I love about Lois Lane is that she’s been very consistently strong, successful, independent. I’m very attracted to that. It was a time when women were really — I don’t want to make some grand statement because I know it will come across as a grand statement — but [women were often limited by society then and] what I loved about her was that she was able to be smart and be feminine and I think that that’s something I know I’m going to teach my daughter, that you don’t have to be a man to be powerful. You can be a powerful woman.”

– Amy Kaufman


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9 Responses to Amy Adams thinks Lois Lane is super: ‘You don’t have to be a man to be powerful’

  1. Mr.Pink says:


  2. silvershadowfly says:

    Absolutely fantastic. I love Amy Adams, and with her recent portrayal within The Fighter, I am sure she will be brilliant as Lois Lane.

  3. enzomr says:

    i love Amy, amo a Amy!!!!!

  4. Jackie says:

    Prettiest Lois Lane ever! I can't wait see her chemistry with Cavill!

  5. jianzhou says:


  6. verian says:

    "…you don’t have to be a man to be powerful. You can be a powerful woman.” LOL. That's funny.

  7. David Stokes says:

    Amy Adams? She's much older than Henry Cavill( superman). It just doesn't match. Please don't hender another superman movie.

  8. Ros Taggart says:

    Amy Adams? Gorgeous, talented, she will be perfect

  9. Ros Taggart says:

    Amy Adams it Gorgeous, talented, she will be perfect.

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