Amy Adams has spoken about how making this one change affected her whole career
We hear stories about how actresses have to do many things to get roles in Hollywood, and now Amy Adams has spoken about how changing her hair color landed her more jobs.
This isn’t the first time that Amy Adams has spoken about her experiences working in the movie industry. The star has previously opened up about how she knew that she was being paid less than her male co-stars when filming American Hustle. Similarly, Adams has also talked about her insecurities when it comes to her career, too.
Now Amy Adams has revealed about how changing her hair color from strawberry blonde to red helped her get roles in Hollywood.
As People report, Adams was speaking at the New York Times-hosted TimesTalk when she made the revelation.
"Based on roles that I was getting, called in for, people were responding to certain types of characters with me as a blonde and the minute I went red, it was quirky and fun instead of flirtatious and dumb, Adams said.
Hmm, this doesn’t seem okay AT ALL.
Continuing, Adams went on to say that she enjoyed the fact that perceptions of her changed.
In fact, it helped her as an actor.
"It was great, I liked that. But in all seriousness, it’s just hair color. It was really fascinating to see just one element of yourself change people’s perception and that became a very powerful tool for me even in my acting, she said. "If you can change one very small thing and create an entirely different perception to the outside world based on one thing, and that was actually an important lesson for me to learn, I didn’t quite get that before then."
Adams’ comments feed into a wider conversation about sexism and misogyny in Hollywood.
In fact, fellow actor Mila Kunis wrote a powerful op-ed for A Plus about the double standards and how she was over not vocalizing her concerns and problems when it came to her career.
"It’s what we are conditioned to believe — that if we speak up, our livelihoods will be threatened; that standing our ground will lead to our demise. We don’t want to be kicked out of the sandbox for being a “bitch. So we compromise our integrity for the sake of maintaining the status quo and hope that change is coming, she wrote.
While Adams doesn’t overtly make any comments regarding sexism in the industry, it’s something that is certainly still prevalent.
The fact that a person can be judged for specific roles over something as surface as hair color seems pretty outdated and ridiculous, especially given how easy it now is to change it. It’s a perfect example of the sort of microaggressions that women face on a daily basis.
So, while it’s great that Adams learned something from the experience, it still seems unfair and kind of ridiculous.
"It really changed things up. People began to see me in a different way, for different roles Adams continued. “I don’t know if I can give credit to just the hair color, but maybe it did help people see me past blonde."