Amy Adams is pictured on the Vanity Fair 2015 Hollywood Issue cover in a gold dress while looking glamorous on the shoulders of actor Channing Tatum who is standing beside actress Reese Witherspoon. An interesting aspect of the photo is that when some movie fans and aspiring actresses see the picture they will likely think that her looks played a major role in her becoming a Hollywood star.
Ironically, while it is important for an actress to stay in shape (and there is no debate that she is an attractive woman), the 2015 Golden Globes Best Actress winner attributes her success in Hollywood to the advice her manager gave her when she started auditioning for Hollywood roles and admitted to feeling insecure about her looks.
Her manager's legendary, career developing response was not to worry about the 'looks' of her competition and just focus on her acting. The advice gave Amy Adams the "freedom to not be self-conscious" and it made available to her a host of different roles to her (Belfast Telegraph - February 7).
The result has been the career of an actress who is considered by many movie critics as one of the most talented leading ladies in Hollywood, a five-time Oscar awards nominee and someone who is usually on the 'short' list whenever a great script becomes available.
Amy Adams' Vanity Fair revelation brings to the forefront a fundamental truth about Hollywood: a leading lady superstar must be able to 'act', first and foremost. If one is beautiful but cannot act they will not 'last' (and likely never get an opportunity) as a leading lady in Hollywood.
Those who can 'act' and show that they are not just practitioners of their craft but an expert will more often that not always have a place in Hollywood and when she possesses the Amy Adams combination of talented actress and being beautiful, that package is one that as shwon with the "Big Eyes" actress, can make an individual a Hollywood leading lady star.