Most movie stars are arrogant and self-absorbed. They live in a bubble rife with fantasy and make-believe, blind to the realities of daily life for average people. I admire actors like Meryl Streep and Robert DeNiro, Ben Affleck and Scarlet Johansonn, because they are so very good at what they do. Unfortunately, too many live within that bubble, oblivious to the real world outside.
There are a few exceptions. One of them is a 42 year-old woman named Amy Adams. She’s beautiful, she’s talented, she’s very successful. She grew up in a military family and worked as a restaurant server as a young woman before chasing her dream to be an actress. She also learned to be humble.
Such was the case in just three years ago when she spotted a U.S. Serviceman board an aircraft in Detroit. Amy Adams arranged with a Flight Attendant to give her first class seat to the soldier, while she took his seat in coach. She didn’t intend for the story to get out, but it did.
Recently, she was being honored in Hollywood by her name being etched into the Stars Walk of Fame. When asked to speak, she first thought of introducing her husband and 6 year-old daughter to the audience. She’s been with her man since 2001. That must be a Hollywood record.
Amy Adams was born on a military base in Italy and grew up on a base in Colorado. She has been nominated five times for an Oscar, and will undoubtedly be a winner one day.
It’s a feel-good story. There’s not too many movie actors I would pay tribute to.Thought I’d pass it on.