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Amy Adams Stood Up To Protect Her Stand-In After Being 'Mistakenly' Manhandled On Set

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After she was manhandled on the set of her new HBO show by someone who mistakenly believed she was her stand-in, actress Amy Adams decided to speak out.

Adams stars in and produces Sharp Objects, a series about a troubled female news reporter, which airs on July 8.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Adams recalled an incident on set when she was mistaken for her stand-in, whom she calls "Reb."

Because of the nature of playing the lead role of Camille, Reb needs to be covered in prosthetic scars as she subs in for Adams onscreen.

Adams said that at one point "somebody" grabbed her rather roughly, thinking she was Reb, at which point Adams fought back.

"You will not handle her like that," Adams told the individual. Adams added that Reb was not treated with the same respect she has been shown throughout her Hollywood career.

"She was fantastic, and she also put up with a lot 'cause she wasn't getting the sort of catharsis from the performance and she wasn't treated the same way I'm treated," Adams said in the interview.

"And I've never experienced this before but, because we looked so much alike, at one point somebody grabbed me really hard and pulled me. I went, 'What's going on?' And they're like '(Gasp) You're not Reb!' I went into producer [mode] and I was like, 'You will not handle her like that.'"

At one point during the interview, Adams was asked for her thoughts on Hollywood's gender pay gap, but she declined to speak about it, saying she wants to become better educated on pay disparity in industries other than entertainment.

"I know what my truth is, I know what I fight for and the things I let go of based on them saying, 'Take it or leave it.'"

Her comments contrast an essay by Jennifer Lawrence which outlined the differences in pay given to male and female leads.

"As much as I love Jennifer Lawrence, she doesn't need me to be her voice. She has her own voice," Adams said. "And if I'm going to use my voice to talk about pay discrepancy, it's going to be for women who don't have the same platform as me."

Twitter applause ensued after the interview was published.


You can watch the full interview here: