Amy Adams Did Not Want to be an Actor Until She Quit on Her Dreams to Become a Ballet Dancer

The six-time Oscar-nominated actress put her heart out to become a ballerina, but soon realized that her efforts were not giving fruitful results. Amy Adams' journey from ballerina to actress!

Amy Adams Did Not Want to be an Actor Until She Quit on Her Dreams to Become a Ballet Dancer

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  • Amy Adams wanted to be a ballerina but realized that her efforts were not giving fruitful results to become a ballet dancer.
  • Knowing that her ballerina career might not be the best fit for her, Amy Adams eventually explored acting.
  • Amy Adams shared that she faced initial doubts, especially at the time when she moved to LA to pursue acting seriously.
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Amy Adams has impressed the audience with her amazing acting skills but this was not always in her career plans. The six-time Oscar-nominated actress once wanted to try her luck in being a ballerina before pursuing acting seriously. While she had initially decided to put her heart out to take it as a professional career, she soon realized that her efforts were not giving fruitful results to become a ballet dancer.

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With her mother being a semi-professional bodybuilder, Amy Adams hung out in the gym which led her to become quite athletic in her high school days. While her parents thought that she would choose her athletic talents, she gave it up to pursue dancing. 

In an interview with The Telegraph, she gave an insight into her personal life and talked about how she knew dancing was not what she was meant to be. 

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“I thought, ‘My body is just wrecked from dancing all these years. Maybe I’ll just go to LA, focus on acting and see what happens.”

Knowing that her ballerina career might not be the best fit for her, she eventually explored her acting talent by performing in dinner theatres for several years. She continued her ballet dancing career until her acting talent led her to reach Los Angeles to pursue acting professionally. 

Amy Adams Talked About Her ‘Dark Moment’ When She Moved to LA

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Amy Adams in Zack Snyder’s Justice League

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While her years of dancing and acting talent made her confident, she too faced initial doubts, especially at the time when she moved to LA to pursue acting seriously. She was taken aback at how everyone looked quite good-looking looking which somehow wavered her confidence. In an interview with The Guardian, she shared how she even tried to keep up with the pretty people in LA. 

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“Once I moved to LA, there was a dark moment of trying to keep up with the girls I thought were pretty. Until I realised that’s the stupidest thing you can do because people are so pretty in LA!”

However, she soon realized her wrongdoings and started to shift her focus to being a good actor. 

“It’s not even about the actresses, it’s the girl waiting on you at Starbucks. You’re like, what? Do you really look like that at six o’clock in the morning? So I took guidance from some really great people who said: ‘Amy, you can make a decision right now to be the person who struggles to be the pretty woman in every film. Or you can be an actress.’ So I said – OK. I get it. I’m not really cut out to play the most beautiful creature on earth.”

Her hard work eventually paid off with the actress eventually getting some of the outstanding projects under her belt. From working alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can (2002) to portraying Lois Lane from 2013 to 2017 in DCEU, she has done it all. Thanks to her acting talent, she earned six Oscar nominations as of 2023. 

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