Amy Adams says motherhood has empowered her

Amy Adams says motherhood has empowered her

The actress is now more selfless and understanding

Ever since Amy Adams welcomed her daughter six years ago, she believes motherhood has opened her eyes and has made her much more compassionate toward others. The Arrival star also admits she wouldn’t have played a grieving mother as well as she did in the movie otherwise.

She shared with Sky News: “It would have been a very different performance. I just have a different relationship with compassion since becoming a parent, and compassion for other people – not just my daughter.

It opened up my eyes and got me outside of myself. I hate to think that I was so wrapped up in my own stuff before I had her but I was, so now I’m able to look at things from a different lens. It took me out of myself.”

And co-star Jeremy Renner couldn’t help but agree, adding that having children enforces selflessness.

He said: “It personalises selflessness essentially. You’re already built with compassion and empathy as a woman I think, but then you have your own child, it makes it very personal understanding that selflessness.”

Meanwhile, Amy previously said her daughter – whom she has with Darren Le Gallo – doesn’t think of her as very hip.

She revealed: “She defines herself differently to me and I like that. She said, ‘Mum, I’m more rock ‘n’ roll than you. You’re not very rock ‘n’ roll.’ And I said, ‘You’re right.’ …

I don’t know if I feel more powerful as an actress but I feel powerful as a mother and more powerful than I did in my 20s. I dont know what that means for my career – that’s yet to be seen. But as a woman, if I lose something because of the honesty of who I am, then I don’t care.”

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