Talladega Nights, Tenacious in the Pick of Destiny, The Ex, Enchanted, Doubt, Charlie Wilson’s War, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Julie & Julia, Leap Year, The Fighter, The Muppets, The Master, Trouble with the Curve are just some of the films she has had major roles in since Junebug, a total at 20. Fellow red-haired actress Bryce Dallas Howard has only been in half of the films Adams has been in, in the same amount of time, and she is the daughter of the famous Ron Howard. Lindsay Lohan is a mess and hasn’t really been in anything successful (minus Machete). Isla Fisher (the red-head in Wedding Crashers) hasn’t done a lot of great work in the past eight years (excluding some voice work). Although Jessica Chastain has been doing well for herself, she has only gotten relatively popular over the past two years due to some very powerful roles in critically acclaimed movies. And don’t even get me started on Molly Ringwald. Either Adams comes cheap or Hollywood really wants her.
The fact that puts this over the edge is that she is slated to release four more films in 2013, so far. I’m sure that number will go up and the number for post 2013 will grow too. Her biggest upcoming film is Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, in which she is playing the role of Lois Lane (first woman with red hair to portray Lois Lane by the way). This proves that Amy Adams is definitely among the elite of Hollywood. Look at her work so far. She has been in a Paul Thomas Anderson film (The Master), a David O. Russell film (The Fighter), been transformed into a Disney animated character (Enchanted), acted alongside the great Meryl Streep, twice (Doubt, Julie & Julia), been in one of the more popular Will Ferrell comedies (Talladega Nights), and has even been in the first Muppets movie to come out in theaters in the past 12 years! Being a part of even one of those would be considered a dream come true for most people in the movie industry.
I guess what I am trying to say is that when I open my eyes to the movie industry, it's suspiciously filled with red, hence this article. It’s not so much that I am complaining that Amy Adams has a large filmography, it’s that I am bringing it to your attention. Well, I guess I can complain that I feel that there are equally, if not more, talented red-haired actresses out there. Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard, or even Julianne Moore. So casting directors, take note: there are more red-haired actresses out there than just Amy Adams. Don’t let those wide blue eyes, her innocent look, cheerful disposition, fair skin, charming physique, gleaming smile... okay never mind, I get it.
Written by: Kyle Cicilioni