Amy Adams: People Might Say 'OMG' At Me In a Bikini -- But Not For the Reasons I Want!

06/18/2013 at 08:30 AM ET

Amy Adams AllureNorman Jean Roy for Allure

Amy Adams is gorgeous enough to catch Superman’s eye in her role as Lois Lane in Man of Steel, but the star has superhuman powers of self-deprecation in real life.

“I’ve wanted to be in a superhero movie, and this was my best chance — as some mere mortal,” she says in Allure‘s July issue. “Let’s be real here. I don’t look that good in Lycra. I do all right, but I hadn’t anticipated that I was ever going to be cast as the girl in Lycra looking hot.”

She goes on to joke about her refusal to adhere to Hollywood’s super-strict diets and exercise routines, saying, “I just don’t see the point. I’m just not going to be one of those people photographed in a bikini where people are like, ‘OMG, look at Amy!’ I mean, it might be OMG, but not for the reasons I want.”

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Despite what she may say, the star looks awfully sexy in her photoshoot for the magazine (below), which highlights her famous red tresses and lovely face — about which she cracks another joke. “I have no features without make-up. I am pale. I have blonde lashes,” she says, though she sees the bright side: “You could just paint my face; it’s like a blank canvas. It can be great for what I do.”

For lots more from the Man of Steel beauty, visit for her style evolution and on-set videos, and pick up the July issue of the magazine, on stands June 25.

Amy Adams AllureNorman Jean Roy for Allure

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Sassypants on

Her modesty is refreshing and makes her even more beautiful.

GiGi on

She’s beautiful

BBB on

She’s gorgeous. However, it makes me sad that even with everything she’s got she just thinks she’s “all right”. So no matter how great women are, they’ll never get rid of some insecurities and pick up self-confidence? :( Sure the celebrity men who are interviewed aren’t full of themselves in interviews, but they’re also not self-deprecating. They don’t usually say, “yeah I’m in this action film, but my arms aren’t that big, my abs could be more pronounced, and my behind is sagging because I’m aging”.

Juli on

Adorable….real….refreshing! Love her!!!

Angela on

She’s Awesome!!!!! & Beautiful inside and out!!!

Khsukb on

@Sassypants , couldn’t have said it better myself. She’s wonderful.

Amanda K on

I think she looks great and it’s awesome that she doesn’t do ridiculous fad diets which are unhealthy anyway.

Lesley on

I can totally see Amy as the hot Red head in Lycra!!! She’s beautiful

Sandy Cheeks on

BBB, it’s called humility!

Amy Adams is lovely, her attitutde makes her more lovely. :-) She knows she’s not perfect (Like EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD) and she is ok with that. Goooo Amy!

karma on

She’s always been funny and likeable

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