This just in: Amy Adams owes her acting career to her red locks.

The five-time Academy Award-nominated star spoke at a New York Times event last week stating, “Based on roles that I was getting, called in for, people were responding to certain types of characters with me as a blonde and the minute I went red, it was quirky and fun instead of flirtatious and dumb.”



She first went red in 2004 for her role in the TV show ‘Dr. Vegas’ and has been given more “fun” and “serious” roles ever since.

There has, however, been one aspect of life as a redhead that hasn’t sat too well with Adams.

“Redheads, under 5-feet-5-inches, not tan, you look identical,” she joked while talking about the fact that she’s commonly misidentified as Isla Fisher … and tons of other redhead celebrities.

Don’t worry, Amy Adams. You’ll always be a special redhead unicorn!



Here are some of our favorite Amy red carpet looks throughout the years:

2014 Golden Globes
2014 Golden Globes
2013 Hollywood Film Awards
2013 Hollywood Film Awards
2014 Oscars
2014 Oscars
2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards
2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards
2014 Costume Institute Gala
2014 Costume Institute Gala
2014 Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon
2014 Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon
2014 'Big Eyes' Premiere
2014 ‘Big Eyes’ Premiere

 

Rock it like a Redhead!