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I've heard of Amitabh Bachchan: Amy Adams

Having won critical plaudits worldwide and her third Academy Award nomination - this time for her performance in The Fighter, actor Amy Adams is looking eastwards and wouldn't mind exploring Bollywood and India sometime too.

hollywood Updated: Feb 28, 2011 00:41 IST
Robin Bansal

Having won critical plaudits worldwide and her third Academy Award nomination - this time for her performance in

The Fighter

, actor Amy Adams is looking eastwards and wouldn't mind exploring Bollywood and India sometime too.

"Oh yes, I would love to," says the 36-year-old. Ask her if she's heard of any Bollywood celeb and pat comes the reply, "Well yes, I have heard of Amitabh Bachchan". She adds, "Though I don't know a lot about Bollywood, I know it's a huge entertainment industry and I would like to meet Bollywood people whenever I get a chance to come to India."

Adams is also game for a Bollywood potboiler. "It really depends but why not," says the actor, who is also excited to know the Indian reaction for her movie that released here last Friday.

"I am very excited to know how India feels about

The Fighter

. It has some thing for every one, it's not just a boxing film," she says.

Adams, who was one of "the last one to come on board" in

The Fighter

after her co-stars Christan Bale, Mark Wahlberg and Mellisa Leo, has mostly been unfortunate at big-ticket award ceremonies with a no-win. But that hasn't deterred her spirit.

"It's always good to be confident and positive. I think all the actors nominated in supporting actor category are very good… the tougher the competition, the more is the passion to win," she says before adding, "You do feel bad at times but only the best manages to reach Oscars. Winning and not winning becomes just a formality there on".

Talking about her aggressive and volatile character in

The Fighter

, she says: "Oh Yeah! It was quite a task to play Charlene Fleming. She is fun and sweet and loud and bold at the same time. She has quite a mouth of her own. I had to keep on abusing and swear through out the film until finally I ran out of cuss words and people on the set started prompting me with new ones. It was fun for sure."

"When we had just started shooting, Mark, Christian and David used to crackup the moment I used to start swearing. It did embarrass me, but not because I was uncomfortable abusing but because after a point I was unable to come up with new words and David used to keep on saying that I had to better," she adds.

Unlike others, surprisingly she didn't really have to undergo any preparations for her role. "I didn't do any special preparation as such for the role, though it is a far cry from the roles I have played earlier. All that David O Russell asked me to do was to study Charlene's character deeply and he knew that I'll get it right," she says.

Bur did she meet the real Charlene Fleming before portraying her onscreen?

"No, I didn't meet Charlene Fleming. I joined in the gang quite late. David sent me a 20 pages long script describing my character. I think David's study was more than enough for me to meet the real Charlene Fleming," she says.

Adams, however, loved her character. "She was a fun character to play not only because she is tough but also because she is able to get toe to toe with these guys and hold around and also be sweety to Mickey at the same time," she says.

Throwing more light on her role, she says: "She is a girl who has worked really hard in her life but has made some mistakes then she meets Mickey and finds some things really amazing about him, she feels that there is a lot of potential and sees his family really pulling him down and she stands up for him and encourages him for being a man she know he could be."

Adams was also gaga over Wahlberg, who is also a producer on the film. "I never felt like Mark was a producer on board. I have a lot of scenes with him, few are very intimate, but he never made anyone feel the producer side of his. What I liked the most about him was how passionate and involved he was in the film. He made everybody like a part of the movie. He did a great job," she says.

The actor also urges that

The Fighter

is more than just a boxing movie. "It's so much more than just boxing. It's a love story, family drama, it's a real life story. There is humour, laughter, tears, boxing just adds element of energy that makes to really excited when you watch the film.

"It's about Micky and his determination, his struggle to get where he is today. Its about family, their struggle, it's a story about life and what we all go through to get where we want to. I think that it's for everyone. Everyone is going to feel something different but hopefully everyone is going to enjoy it. They will walk away wanting to see it again," she adds.

Also an accomplished singer, Adams is, now focusing only on her onscreen craft. "I take things as they come. Right now I can only see acting and I am enjoying it," says the actor, who will be next seen in

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