The 42-year-old actress was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, where she was cheered on by a few famous friends, her husband, Darren Le Gallo, and her 6-year-old daughter, Aviana.
ET's Nischelle Turner caught up with Adams after the ceremony, where she opened up about how meaningful it was to have her family's support.
"For me, it is a wonderful time to reflect in the gratitude I have for my family, for my team, for my daughter. For people who are really making a lot of sacrifices to make this day possible," she said.
"I want [Aviana] to know that is it not just women that can soar, she can soar and she needs to find her own light. I know she is on that path," she explained. "That is something that I need to remind her. No light that shines on me creates a shadow for her to stand in."
While the Arrival star's career has definitely hit a high note, she also revealed that she has plenty left to do – and plenty more stars she'd like to work with.
"I just had a wonderful conversation with Jessica Chastain [and] Natalie Portman. I mean, [there are] so many women I would love to work with that are my peers and we don't get an opportunity because there is not a lot of films written for multiple female leads, so I feel that is something I would love to do," she revealed, adding that Denzel Washington and Jeff Bridges are also on her bucket list.
Though Aviana was front and center at her mom's Walk of Fame ceremony, Adams' mini-me watched Sunday night's Golden Globes from home -- during a playdate with Adams' Nocturnal Animals co-star, Aaron Taylor-Johnson's daughter, Wylda.