Earlier this week, the “Today Show” got itself into some holiday controversy over just how they were promoting the upcoming Amy Adams movie “Big Eyes” … or how they were not promoting it at all.
Speaking to reporters per USA Today, the actress explained at lengthy why the NBC morning show canceled her interview, as she expressed hesitation over whether or not she wanted to discuss the hack on Sony Pictures and the controversy over “The Interview” movie at the center of it:
“I expressed that I was uncomfortable … I said I would rather not add my voice to this conversation, but it was clear they were drawing a hard line, that this would be part of the conversation. … I walked away from the conversation and went up to the room to do the interview. I assumed they were going to ask me about [the hacking], and I was prepared for that, to whatever degree I was prepared.”
In all honesty, we still do not understand in the slightest why “Today” felt the need to ask Adams about all of this. Had she been a star of the movie alongside Seth Rogen and James Franco, we would understand if they questions came up. As it was, it just felt more like a way to exploit the actress, and get her involved in a dialog that she had expressed no interest in being involved in, just because she is a movie star who works with big studios the majority of the time.
“Today” already discussed the controversy in a statement, saying that they will not modify their questions based on their guests, and felt that at the time of the show, they did not see a reason to comfortably continue.
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