Amy Adams Cut from 'Today' Show After Refusing to Discuss Sony Hack

by Jackie Willis 2:59 AM PST, December 23, 2014
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You won't be waking up to Amy Adams on the Today show.

The morning show pulled an interview with the actress after she expressed that she was uncomfortable speaking about the recent Sony Pictures hacking controversy.

"As a news program, the Today show doesn't allow guests to put restrictions on interviews," a Today show spokesperson said in a statement to ET. "In this case, after hours of discussion we felt uncomfortable with the demands being made and we determined the best course of action for all parties involved was to cancel the interview."

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Adams has been in New York City promoting her new Tim Burton-directed film Bright Eyes, which debuts in theaters Christmas Day, and was to sit down with the NBC program after her Saturday Night Live hosting stint.

Adams and Jennifer Lawrence are mentioned among the leaked emails from Sony, and it is revealed that the women made less than their American Hustle male co-stars Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale.

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The Weinstein Company, the production company behind Bright Eyes, threw their support behind the 40-year-old actress in regards to her Today show piece being cut. "We firmly stand behind Amy Adams," they said in a statement to Deadline. "We've been lucky enough to have had her talents grace several of our films. We are certain her fellow actors and directors would all agree, she is nothing but the consummate professional both on and off set."

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The statement continues, "Amy decided to speak up for herself and express her disappointment that Today would feel the need to ask her a question she did not feel comfortable [with], and rather than respect her opinion or continue the discussion, the reaction was to pull her appearance from the show."

Do you think Today should have cut the segment? State your case in the comments and tweet #ETnow.