NBC’s Today Show reportedly canceled an interview with Amy Adams this week after the star informed them she was not comfortable with discussing the fallout from the Sony hacking scandal.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Adams was in New York to promote the Tim Burton-directed film Big Eyes, and to host Saturday Night Live.
She was also scheduled for an interview on Today, but the show’s producers pulled the segment after the actress made them aware she wasn’t prepared to answer any questions in regards to the Sony hack.
An insider told the New York Post the situation quickly deteriorated once Adams’ interview was canceled, saying, “Amy said she didn’t want to contribute to the media coverage of the Sony Scandal… then she was abruptly told that her interview with Today was canceled. She was shocked and upset.
Another source told the publication that Adams “was angry and acting belligerent, she was yelling at Today producers, and reduced a young female staffer to tears.”
A Today show spokesperson spoke about the cancellation:
As a news program, the Today show doesn’t allow guests to put restrictions on interviews. 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.
It was recently revealed in stolen emails that Adams and fellow female costar Jennifer Lawrence made less than Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale for the film American Hustle.