Amy Adams is ELLE UK's November Cover Star

'It is beautiful to tell your daughter that a woman is running for President.'

Globally renowned actress and five-time Oscar nominee, Amy Adams, is the star of Tom Ford's new film Nocturnal Animals and Sci-Fi drama Arrival both of which are garnering five-star reviews and Oscar buzz.

In the November issue of ELLE UK out on newsstands on 18 October, Amy addresses the gender pay gap, talks about her struggles to balance family and work, and discusses being over 40 in a competitive industry.



In the interview with Amy says she fully supports equality in pay for male and female actors, but maintains that the issue is complicated:

'The negotiation comes to a standstill and I have to make a choice, which a lot of women do. I can walk away. But I choose not to…This is an issue not just about women's pay; we need to work on how women are viewed in society and then the pay will be reflected in that…Right now time is more important to me. So that's what I negotiate because any time I'm working, I'm not spending with my daughter.'

She also talks candidly about being compared to other women in Hollywood, and jokes:

'I gave up wanting to look like Charlize when I was, like, 12. I have short legs, I'm athletic, I have pale skin that reacts to cold and hot moisture. You just have to accept who you are. In those comparisons, I always lost.'

And of the US Presidential campaign, Amy says, 'It is beautiful to tell your daughter that a woman is running for President. I get emotional. England has had female leaders for generations, but we have not had that.'

Don't miss the full interview only in ELLE UK's November issue, out October 18 2016.

Photographed by Liz Collins, styled by Anne-Marie Curtis, Amy Adams wears Balenciaga.

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