Amy Adams's Teen Fashion Past: A Gap Store Employee!

04/10/2009 at 02:59 PM ET

Courtesy W Magazine

Before Amy Adams was nominated for an Oscar, the redheaded actress could be found folding shirts at the local Gap. In a candid interview in the May issue of W, the Doubt star dishes about life before becoming famous and the changes that stardom brings. And while she has since worked with everyone from Meryl Streep to Leonardo DiCarprio, Kirstie Alley, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, landing the Gap job at age 18 was a dream come true. “[It was] a huge deal, because with the 40-percent-off discount I could finally buy things that weren’t on sale!” the star tells W. And for a girl in high school, that meant a lot. “We were defined by the clothes we bought at the mall,” she says. And while Amy now has her pick of labels like Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera, her teenage years were more about making do. “I would make fake Guess jeans by buying a cheaper brand with a triangle label and then cutting it off so you could still see the triangle outline. It’s so sad that I did that! But I really wanted to be one of those girls,” Amy recalls about trying to keep up with the cool crowd. Check out more from Amy’s interview with W at or pick up the magazine when it hits stands April 21.

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Casey on

Amy looks AMAZING in the photo! Love it!

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Roslina on

Really sad I’ve always seen her voice as smhetoing different out of all the music made nowadays;like it was a mixture of smhetoing sweet then hit with salt to make you be like Woah. She really was a talented chick in my eyes, drug/alcohol problems aside (she’s human,famous or not;don’t act like you don’t know someone with that problem;not defending,foreal:just saying.)And to those being sarcastic: They just want two minute laughs from strangers to make them feel like someone gives a hoot about someone else’s opinion they repeated;I mean,yeah.freedom of speech, but I didn’t know freedom to be a complete spineless tick was apart of that,too. I mean, gosh, she DIED, she was HUMAN;I’m sorry to say this, but I’d hate for someone they loved or liked were to have smhetoing happen to them and for them to be in the shoes hearing things like well,he did keep smoking or well,he was stubborn or well, look at him! it was bound to happen! ; grow up and get some heart because you’ll meet people in life that will really look down upon you with that grade kid humor . But may she truly R.I.P, she was so young.

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