Five-time Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams was abruptly booted from a scheduled appearance on NBC’s “Today” after the actress refused to talk about the Sony hacking attack, the New York Post’s Page Six reports. The hacking attack revealed that she was paid less than her “American Hustle” co-stars, the report notes.
Adams was booked to appear on the show Monday morning to talk about “Big Eyes,” a movie from Tim Burton, when she was told she would be asked to comment on the Sony hack. Because Adams refused to address the hack, her interview with “Today” was canceled, the story reports, noting that Adams was “shocked and upset.”
“Today” declined to comment, the report adds.
The story says that some observers claimed Adams was belligerent and reduced a young employee to tears.
A representative for NBC said, “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.”