Amy Adams On How Motherhood Helped Her Shape Her Role In The Sci-Fi Film ‘Arrival’

She plays an expert linguist who communicates with aliens in the upcoming sci-fi movie “Arrival”, but Amy Adams says she is happy just communicating with her daughter, Aviana.

“Do you think it’s easier to communicate with an alien or a 6-year-old?” ET Canada’s Sangita Patel asks.

“She’s a really good communicator,” Adams, 42, replies. “I just have the one, so she gets everything.”

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Motherhood means everything for the five-time Oscar nominee: “It’s the greatest challenge out there because we’re really responsible for the next generation, so how we raise them and what we teach them, each little soul out there has a big effect on the cumulative society.”

It’s that communication with her daughter that Adams says helped her shape her role in the alien invasion movie.

In the new film, Adams plays a linguist who is recruited by the military to help assist in translating alien communication after the beings from another galaxy arrive on our planet. The film, shot in Montreal, co-stars Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg and directed by Quebec-born filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival” opens in theatres on November 11.

 

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