Amy Adams Almost Chose Retail Job Over Acting

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Amy Adams Almost Chose Retail Job Over Acting
Amy Adams Almost Chose Retail Job Over Acting
Amy Adams Almost Chose Retail Job Over Acting
Amy Adams Almost Chose Retail Job Over Acting
Amy Adams is on a roll. At 34, she's finally become Hollywood's Golden Girl, and there's no stopping her.

Amy graces the May issue of W magazine, on newsstands April 21. In the issue she talks about her recent Oscar nomination, growing up on a tight budget, and how she almost choose a job at The Gap over acting. Here are some highlights from the interview:

Amy on her Doubt Oscar nomination: “I just was so reflective the whole evening on how I came to be sitting in that room. At one point my fiancé was like, ‘You feel distant.’ And I said, ‘I am! I can’t even talk to you!’ I was there at the Oscars thinking, ‘What if I never left the Gap?’”

Amy on trying to be cool in high school: “I’d hated school. The people were indifferent toward me, and that’s the worst thing in my mind. We were defined by the clothes we bought at the mall. If I didn’t get things on clearance, I wasn’t getting them. I would make fake Guess jeans by buying a cheaper brand with a triangle label and then cutting it off so you could still see the triangle outline. It’s so sad that I did that! But I really wanted to be one of those girls.”

Amy on not having much money growing up: “If I didn’t get things on clearance, I wasn’t getting them,” she says. “I would make fake Guess jeans by buying a cheaper brand with a triangle label and then cutting it off so you could still see the triangle outline. It’s so sad that I did that! But I really wanted to be one of those girls.”

Amy on looking much younger than 34: “I ordered a glass of champagne on the plane today, and the flight attendant asked, ‘Are you old enough to drink?’ I was like, ‘I’m old enough to worry about being infertile, so yes!’”
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