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Amy Adams reveals why she refused to hug Brad Pitt

/ 06:32 PM December 17, 2018
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Amy Adams and Brad Pitt. Image: AP, AFP

Brad Pitt has maintained his Hollywood heartthrob status well into his 50s, which makes it surprising for anyone to reject a well-meaning embrace from the star.

But award-winning actress Amy Adams did just that, and she said she did so for good reason.


Adams stars in the biopic “Vice” which delves into United States politician Dick Cheney’s rise to becoming vice president. The actress stars as Cheney’s wife Lynne opposite Christian Bale.

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Amy Adams arrives at the world premiere of “Vice” on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Image: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

The role required adjustments to their appearances to look like their characters’ real-life counterparts, such as putting on weight and wearing wigs.


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This image released by Annapurna Pictures shows Amy Adams in a scene from “Vice.” Image: Matt Kennedy/Annapurna Pictures via AP

Adams revealed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last Friday, Dec. 14 that Pitt visited the set one day since he was one of the film’s producers. While women were going into a frenzy and touching up their makeup, Adams was not too thrilled.

“I was in 70-year-old makeup, which is a lot of wrinkles and prosthetics and a suit that makes me look quite a bit heavier,” she said. “And I’d just been diagnosed with pink eye. True story.”

Soon, Pitt was moving towards her. “You think he’s gonna move in slow motion. You imagine yourself looking really pretty in a white nightgown. But that wasn’t the case,” she explained. “I was in my fat suit with pink eye (conjunctivitis).”

“He was so sweet. He was like, ‘It’s so good to see you.’ And he goes to give me a hug. I was like, ‘Oh, it’s happening!'”

“Then I realized I can’t hug him,” she narrated. “I have pink eye. I was like, ‘No, no!’ In that moment, I became the first woman in history to reject a hug from Brad Pitt.”

She said he was gracious about her “rejection” and explained to him that she was contagious.

Kimmel said he hoped Pitt would acknowledge her “sacrifice” in a speech if the movie were to win. He also quipped, “I’d give him herpes if I had the chance.”


“Vice” premiered in Los Angeles last Dec. 12. Niña V. Guno/JB


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