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‘Vice’s Amy Adams & Adam McKay On Plugging In To Dick Cheney’s Pursuit Of Power – The Contenders L.A. Video


“What we were most surprised about was how likeable he was and Lynne was from the beginning,” Vice director Adam McKay said of Dick Cheney and the ex-Vice President’s wife. “But the big thing was how much Lynne was driving all of this, that really surprised us.”

“For me, finding my way into Lynne, it actually felt like I knew her,” added Amy Adams, who plays the driven former National Endowment for the Humanities chair in the just-opened Christian Bale co-starring satire from Annapurna Pictures.

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Onstage at the DGA Theater last month for  Deadline’s annual The Contenders Los Angeles awards-season event, five-time Oscar nominee Adams also detailed to the SRO audience just how similar her and Lynne Cheney’s backgrounds are.

With a remarkable and transformative performance from Bale as Dick Cheney and an ensemble that includes Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, Steve Carell as two-time Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and oh-too-briefly-seen Tyler Perry as Colin Powell, Vice has six Golden Globes nominations, more than any other movie. Noms for the timely pic include Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, Best Actor for Bale, Director and Screenplay for McKay, Supporting Actor for Rockwell, and Supporting Actress for Adams. In a double hit, Adams is also up for a Globe Best Actress – Miniseries for her turn in HBO’s Sharp Objects.

So click on the video above to watch Adams and McKay talk more Vice.


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