Amy Adams burst onto the scene playing chipper, naïve young women in “Catch Me If You Can” and “Junebug,” but she continues to earn plaudits from critics for her portrayal of darker, more complex figures.
She earned an Oscar nomination this year for her performance in “American Hustle,” David O. Russell‘s fictionalized telling of the Abscam Scandal. Adams plays Sydney Prosser, Christian Bale‘s paramour and partner in crime. The two try to pull off the con of a lifetime with the help of an FBI agent.
In the exclusive featurette (above), Adams talks about inhabiting her character – with a little help from co-star Bradley Cooper.
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